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) 2021 390
Elevated blood pressure 756 294
Congestive heart failure 243 22
Chronic kidney disease 96 7
Diabetes type 2 35 6
General health 35 16

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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 58
Moderate 66
Mild 84
None 446

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lisinopril

Side effect Patients Percentage
Cough 25
Dry cough 22
Persistent cough 21
Dizziness 8
Dizziness with hypotension upon standing 6
Low blood pressure 6

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Lisinopril

Dosage Patients Percentage
10 mg daily 38
20 mg daily 27
5 mg daily 18
40 mg daily 15
2.5 mg daily 10
30 mg daily 3
12.5 mg daily 1
10 mg twice daily 1
25 mg daily 1
10 mg four times daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Lisinopril

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Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 187
Side effects too severe 137
Other 63
Did not seem to work 43
Course of treatment ended 24
Personal research 13
Change in health plan coverage 4
Expense 2
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Duration

Currently taking Lisinopril

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 29
5 - 10 years 42
10 years or more 39

Stopped taking Lisinopril

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 48
1 - 6 months 64
6 months - 1 year 43
1 - 2 years 59
2 - 5 years 82
5 - 10 years 53
10 years or more 25
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 575
Usually 44
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 29
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 10
Somewhat hard to take 11
A little hard to take 50
Not at all hard to take 583
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 5
$25-49 6
< $25 386
Not specified 256

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Lisinopril after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 7
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 7
Hydrochlorothiazide-Lisinopril (San Lisinopril-HCTZ) 6
Atenolol (Atenol) 4
Propranolol (Inderal) 3

Show all 29 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Lisinopril and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Losartan (Cozaar) 39
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 25
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 17
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 9
Losartan-HCTZ (Hyzaar) 9

Show all 36 treatments patients report switching to

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46 patient evaluations for Lisinopril

Dec 17, 2020 (Started Sep 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for diabetes type 2)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for protein in urine (proteinuria))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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.

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