Lisinopril is prescribed to treat people who have high blood pressure (hypertension) or congestive heart failure.
Formulation – Lisinopril is formulated using Lisinopril, calcium phosphate, mannitol, magnesium stearate, and starch.
Lisinopril is a drug that belongs to the Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors drug class, and it has been found useful in additional to its main prescribed use to treat, High Blood Pressure, Diabetic Kidney Disease, Alport Syndrome and Heart Failure. If any side effects are caused by this drug a range of alternative drugs, listed further down this guide, may be prescribed.
Side Effects / Precautions
The side effects that can be experienced when taking Lisinopril include Cough. Headache. Dizziness. Depressed mood. Drowsiness. Gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, upset stomach, vomiting or diarrhoea. Skin symptoms such as mild itching or a rash.
Lisinopril does have side effects as mentioned above, and if you experience any of the above side effects, you should consult a doctor or medical professional immediately. As a precaution you should also have a discussion with your doctor to see if this drug is suitable for you if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.
Amlodipine– One of the many different alternative drugs that you may be prescribed is this one, and it is a drug that has been found to be a good alternative should you be suffering from high blood pressure. There are several other alternatives you could be prescribed by your doctor for that condition and they are metoprolol, losartan, hydrochlorothiazide, furosemide, atenolol.
Losartan – Should you be suffering from Diabetic Kidney Disease and you are suffering any side effects then this drug is one alternative you could or may be prescribed. Should you be found to be intolerable then you will find there are several other alternatives available including enalapril, ramipril, Cozaar, benazepril, irbesartan.
Enalapril – If you are suffering any of the side effects that are listed above and you are suffering from Alport Syndrome then you may be prescribed this drug. However, there are several others which have been found to be suitable alternatives and they include quinapril, fosinopril.
Amlodipine – You could have been diagnosed as suffering from Heart Failure and if so there are a range of alternatives drugs available which could be prescribed to you, if you have been found to have been suffering any side effects from other drugs used to treat that condition. The different alternative drugs that can be taken to treat that condition include metoprolol, furosemide, carvedilol, Lasix, digoxin.