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I want to know what lisinop is used for


This drug is available only by doctor’s prescription and is used alone or in combination with other drugs to treat high blood pressure and heart failure and improve survival after a heart attack.
It belongs to a group of so called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. Angiotensin is a chemical produced by the body that narrows blood vessels and eleveates blood pressure. Lisinopril blocks the enzyme that enables conversion of angiotensin into its active form and prevents blood vessels from tightening, enabling smooth blood flow.

A person needs to be careful what they take lisinopril with. If they are taken along with potassium supplements or diuretics that conserve potassium, blood potassium levels may rise to dangerous levels.
When you first start taking the drug, you may experience dizziness due to sudden drop in blood pressure. If you experience negative allergic symptoms like swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, you should stop taking the drug.
Other side effects include coughing, which is common with this drug and nausea, headaches, anxiety, insomnia, drowsiness, nasal congestion and sexual dysfunction, which are less common.