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Lisinopril belongs to the class of drugs known as Angiotensin converting Enzyme inhibitors or ACE inhibitors. Lisinopril is commonly used in treatment of hypertension, high blood pressure as well as congestive heart failure. In addition to this, Lisinopril is also used to improve the rate of survival for patients who had myocardial infarction.
Things to keep in mind before prescribing Lisinopril drug:
Lisinopril should be avoided during pregnancy as well while planning for pregnancy as this medication can bring about various kinds of deformities in the baby. Effective forms of birth control measures should be taken so as to reduce the chance of pregnancy as much as possible. The patient should stop using this medication immediately if she gets pregnant in order to avoid further complications. Lisinopril should particularly be avoided in case the patient is allergic to any ACE inhibitor such as captopril, benazopril, perinopril, enalapril, moexipril, quinapril, ramipril, fosinopril, trandolapril as well as Lisinopril. Doctors must not prescribe Lisinopril for a patient suffering from kidney disease, heart disease, diabetes, liver disease as well as for connective tissue disease such as Siogren’s syndrome, Marfan syndrome, lupus,
rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma.
How to take Lisinopril?
This medication should be administered as directed by the physician. Doctors may occasionally change the dosage in order to ensure best results with little side effects. It is very important for the patients to follow every instructions of the doctor and work accordingly. Lisinopril should be taken along with a glass full of water. Lisinopril has the tendency of dehydrating the body so while you are undergoing such medications make sure that you drink at least six to eight glasses of water to maintain the normal metabolism of your body. Get your blood pressure checked on a regular basis to confirm whether the drug is showing any positive results or not.
Possible side effects associated with Lisinopril: -
The side effects associated with this medication include the following:
• Fainting or feeling light-headed
• Fever, body aches, chest pain
• Swelling of face and lips, flu symptoms
• Decrease in the rate of urination
• Cough, dizziness, headache, weight gain
• Vomiting, diarrhea, nausea