Lisinopril is a custom pharmacy drug classified as an angiotensin-converting enzyme, or as it is commonly known—ACE inhibitor. Lisinopril is often prescribed to treat hypertension as well as congestive heart failure and as a treatment in patients who have suffered a heart attack.
Lisinopril is regularly given as a tablet or liquid but may be compounded into another form that is more suitable to your condition if your doctor requests an alternative. This drug can be taken with or without food. If you are taking lisinopril it is important to keep well hydrated. Consult with your doctor or compounding pharmacist if you have further questions while taking this drug.
As each person is unique, lisinopril may affect one person differently than the next. Side effects may be experienced. Contact your doctor right away if you experience or encounter any side effects that seem to be lingering or growing worse in any way. Common side effects seen with lisinopril are:
Some people may experience more severe side effects. Seek medical treatment at once if you experience anything at all that feels severe, or anything listed below:
If you are considering use of any new drug, always make an appointment to see your primary care doctor and have a full medical review before making the decision. Make the decision with your doctor, based on your medical review, as to whether any drug, lisinopril or otherwise, is safe for your use. Only your doctor can decide if a drug is safe for your use, and only after a complete medical review and consultation regarding your current health status, age, and possible drug interactions has been concluded.
Lisinopril is contraindicated for pregnancy and breastfeeding. Do not use lisinopril if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, planning a pregnancy, or planning to begin breastfeeding.
There is a long list of other possible contraindications for lisinopril. Be sure to discuss all contraindications with your doctor during your screening. Always follow your doctor's directions.
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