Lisinopril is a Prescription Medication Used to Treat High Blood Pressure – Overview

Lisinopril is a Prescription Medication Used to Treat High Blood Pressure – Overview


Lisinopril is a prescription medication used
to treat high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and is also used to improve survival
after a heart attack. Lisinopril belongs to a group of drugs called angiotensin converting
enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, which relax blood vessels to lower blood pressure. This allows
the heart to pump more efficiently. This medication comes in tablet form and is usually taken
once a day, with or without food. Common side effects of lisinopril include cough, headache,
and nausea. This medication can also cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery
until you know how it affects you. It’s important not to take Lisinopril unless prescribed by
a doctor. For RxWiki, I’m Beth Bolt.