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Does LISINOPRIL have a diuretic in it? I have to pee constantly?

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Rajive Goel 4 Jun 2010

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?

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bjsouth 21 May 2019

I am starting Lisinopril 5mg and without the water pill in this medication all of the one with water pill I have lost 6 pounds in 7 days

marjorie zych 4 Jun 2010

Denise1013, Lisinopril does not have any water pill medicine in it. It is used to lower blood pressure but doesn't contain a diuretic like some blood pressure meds do. Hope this little tidbit helps marjorie zych

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bzimmerm6 18 Sep 2016

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.

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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.

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Chyk41 19 Sep 2016

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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bzimmerm6 22 Sep 2016

You are correct in that lisinopril is frequently used in combination with a diuretic such as furosemide (Lasix) or hydrochlorothiazide after an MI brought on by congestive heart failure. However, by itself, it is not a diuretic and is not a combination of drugs. It is available (and commonly prescribed) by itself as a single medication. Lisinopril is in a class of medications known as ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitors used to treat heart failure, high blood pressure, and to prevent certain renal and eye complications in those with diabetes.

TeaNBrie 6 May 2018

Lisinopril can come with or without the diuretic component. If it has the diuretic component, under or next to the word Lisinopril it should have a capitol H followed by a few numbers. The diuretic component does have sulfates, so if you have an allergy—PLEASE BE AWARE OF THIS. It is how I found out about the two versions.

TeaNBrie 6 May 2018

Lisinopril can come with or without the diuretic component. If it has the diuretic component, under or next to the word Lisinopril it should have a capitol H followed by a few numbers. The diuretic component does have sulfates, so if you have an allergy—PLEASE BE AWARE OF THIS. It is how I found out about the two versions.

Martell Fuston 26 Mar 2019

Yes. I'm needing to run to the bathroom 15 to 20 minutes seems like

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