Lisonopril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It treats hypertension in patients at least 6 years of age. It can also be used to treat congestive heart failure in adults, or to increase chances of survival after a heart attack.
Drink lots of water while taking this medication. Take with or without food. Measure liquid medication with dosing device included. Inform medical personnel you are using this drug, especially before surgeries.
Do not take if you are pregnant, if you have ever had angioedema, have hereditary angioedema, and within 36 hours before/after taking any medication that contains sacubatril. If you are a diabetes patient, do not combine lisinopril with medications that contain aliskiren. Patients with kidney disease may need to avoid lisinopril. Do not take if you are allergic to another ACE inhibitor. Use birth control while on lisinopril. Avoid getting up too quickly. Avoid activity that may lead to dehydration, such as heavy exercise or excessive heat. Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes.
Inform doctor of all conditions and medications prior to consumption, as lisinopril can interact with other conditions and drugs.
You can easily become dehydrated on this medication, so call your doctor if you experience ongoing diarrhea, vomiting, or unusually heavy sweating. Find emergency help if you have an allergic reaction. Call doctor immediately if you experience serious effects including: lightheadedness, fever, sore throat, symptoms of excessive potassium levels, symptoms of kidney problems, and symptoms of liver problems. Other common side effects include: headache, dizziness, chest pain, cough.