Lisinopril is commonly prescribed to treat conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels, such as high blood pressure. It can also help improve survival following a heart attack. The drug blocks the angiotensin-converting enzyme, which is normally part of a reaction in the body that causes blood vessels to narrow.
Its not a diuretic, you must talk to the doc./pharmacist who prescribed the med, hope this helps?
Lisinopril is not a diuretic. However, it is commonly prescribed in combination with hydrochlorothiazide - the latter being a thiazide diuretic that helps prevent the body from absorbing too much salt which can cause fluid retention. Fluid retention can increase blood pressure and lisinopril combined with a diuretic can be very effective in lowering pressure to acceptable levels in patients where water retention is a contributing factor in cases of hypertension. The combination drug is sold under the brand name Zestoretic and generically as lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide (contained within a single pill). If you do not want a diuretic ask your doctor if lisinopril alone would be an acceptable alternative to the combination drug.
The most common side effects of Zestoretic are dizziness (often on standing), headache, cough, fatigue, tired feeling, depression, blurred vision, diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach, skin rash, or increased sweating. Speak to your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any of these. Onset of persistent cough soon after beginning treatment with lisinopril is one of the most common side effects associated with this medication.
Richard N. Zanderson
Yes, lisinopril is a diuretic. It is one of the super drugs that is a combination of drugs in one. I was given the answer from my cardiologist after my heart attack . They use it in combination with a low dose of Lasix. They found our that I'm allergic to diuretics and went into kidney failure. I now take spironolactone which remove fluid outside of the kidneys.
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- Side Effects of Lisinopril (detailed)
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