What is Lisinopril?

What is lisinopril?

Lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme.

Lisinopril is used to treat high blood pressure(hypertension) in adults and children who are at least 6 years old.

Lisinopril is also used to treat congestive heart failure in adults, or to improve survival after a heart attack.

 

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Important information

Do not use lisinopril if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Stop using this medicine and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had angioedema. Do not take lisinopril within 36 hours before or after taking medicine that contains sacubatril (such as Entresto).

If you have diabetes, do not use lisinopril together with any medication that contains aliskiren (such as Amturnide, Tekturna, Tekamlo).

You may also need to avoid taking lisinopril with aliskiren if you have kidney disease.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use lisinopril if you are allergic to it, or if:

  • you have a history of angioedema;

  • you recently took a heart medicine called sacubatril; or

  • if you are allergic to any other ACE inhibitor, such as benazepril, captopril, enalapril, fosinopril, moexipril, perindopril, quinapril, ramipril, or trandolapril.

Do not take lisinopril within 36 hours before or after taking medicine that contains sacubatril (such as Entresto).

If you have diabetes, do not use lisinopril together with any medication that contains aliskiren (such as Tekturna or Tekamlo).

You may also need to avoid taking lisinopril with aliskiren if you have kidney disease.

You should not use this medicine if you have hereditary angioedema.

To make sure lisinopril is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis);

  • liver disease; or

  • high levels of potassium in your blood.

Do not use lisinopril if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant, stop taking this medicine and tell your doctor right away. This medicine can cause injury or death to the unborn baby if you take the medicine during your second or third trimester. Use effective birth control while taking lisinopril.

It is not known whether lisinopril passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using lisinopril.

How should I take lisinopril?

Take lisinopril exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Drink plenty of water each day while you are taking this medicine.

Lisinopril can be taken with or without food.

Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

 

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