What is Lisinopril?

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Lisinopril is an ACE-inhibitor used in treatment of hypertension, congestive heart failure, and heart attacks. It may also be used in preventing renal and retinal complications of diabetes.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
High blood pressure (hypertension) 943 359
Elevated blood pressure 663 289
Congestive heart failure 59 21
General health 35 16
Chronic kidney disease 31 7

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 55
Moderate 65
Mild 77
None 423

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lisinopril

Side effect Patients Percentage
Cough 23
Dry cough 22
Persistent cough 21
Dizziness 7
Dizziness with hypotension upon standing 7
Chronic cough 4

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Lisinopril

Dosage Patients Percentage
10 mg daily 63
20 mg daily 51
5 mg daily 39
40 mg daily 27
2.5 mg daily 20
10 mg twice daily 4
20 mg twice daily 4
30 mg daily 2
20 mg every 3 months 1
5 mg five times daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Lisinopril

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Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 178
Side effects too severe 130
Other 62
Did not seem to work 43
Course of treatment ended 25
Personal research 14
Change in health plan coverage 4
Expense 2
See all 367 patients who've stopped taking Lisinopril

Duration

Currently taking Lisinopril

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 21
2 - 5 years 53
5 - 10 years 79
10 years or more 55

Stopped taking Lisinopril

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 47
1 - 6 months 67
6 months - 1 year 42
1 - 2 years 62
2 - 5 years 77
5 - 10 years 52
10 years or more 24
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 545
Usually 44
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 25
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 8
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 49
Not at all hard to take 553
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 5
$25-49 6
< $25 367
Not specified 241

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Lisinopril after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 6
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 6
Hydrochlorothiazide-Lisinopril (San Lisinopril-HCTZ) 6
Propranolol (Inderal) 3
Atenolol (Tenormin) 2

Show all 19 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Lisinopril and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Losartan (Cozaar) 27
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 17
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 13
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 6
Losartan-HCTZ (Hyzaar) 5

Show all 28 treatments patients report switching to

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46 patient evaluations for Lisinopril

Oct 4, 2017 (Started Mar 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 18, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness upon standing)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have a pill box that separates my morning meds from my evening meds. I've learned to be more aware of how fast I stand.

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 5, 2016 (Started Aug 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic kidney disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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