Lisinipril

Pronunciation

Lisinipril is a common misspelling of lisinopril.

What is lisinopril (lisinipril)?

Lisinopril (lisinipril) is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Angiotensin is a chemical that is made by the body that narrows blood vessels and maintains blood pressure. When the enzyme is blocked by lisinopril (lisinipril), angiotensin cannot be converted into its active form. As a result, blood vessels dilate and blood pressure falls.

Lisinopril (lisinipril) is used in the treatment of high blood pressure, alone or with other medicines. Lisinopril (lisinipril) is also used along with other medicines to manage congestive heart failure. It may also be given within 24 hours of a heart attack to improve chances of survival.

The first doses of lisinopril (lisinipril) can cause dizziness due to a drop in blood pressure. Lisinopril (lisinipril) can cause nausea, headaches, anxiety, insomnia, drowsiness, nasal congestion and sexual dysfunction. Lisinopril (lisinipril) should be stopped if there are symptoms or signs of an allergic reaction including feelings of swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat.

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