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) 899 338
Elevated blood pressure 661 284
Congestive heart failure 60 21
General health 35 16
Chronic kidney disease 30 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
Severe 53
Moderate 60
Mild 76
None 404

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lisinopril

Side effect Patients
Dry cough 22
Cough 21
Persistent cough 19
Dizziness 7
Dizziness with hypotension upon standing 7
Dizziness and feeling faint 5

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Lisinopril

Dosage Patients
10 mg daily 134
20 mg daily 76
5 mg daily 66
40 mg daily 44
2.5 mg daily 25
10 mg twice daily 10
30 mg daily 9
20 mg twice daily 6
12.5 mg daily 3
40 mg twice daily 3

See all 22 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Lisinopril

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 172
Side effects too severe 129
Other 57
Did not seem to work 40
Course of treatment ended 25
Personal research 14
Change in health plan coverage 4
Expense 2
See all 353 patients who've stopped taking Lisinopril

Duration

Currently taking Lisinopril

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 13
6 months - 1 year 31
1 - 2 years 40
2 - 5 years 90
5 - 10 years 140
10 years or more 75

Stopped taking Lisinopril

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 46
1 - 6 months 65
6 months - 1 year 41
1 - 2 years 53
2 - 5 years 76
5 - 10 years 49
10 years or more 22
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 522
Usually 42
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 23
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 7
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 47
Not at all hard to take 529
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 5
$25-49 6
< $25 350
Not specified 231

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Lisinopril after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 6
Hydrochlorothiazide-Lisinopril (San Lisinopril-HCTZ) 6
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 5
Atenolol (Tenormin) 2
Enalapril (Vasotec) 2

Show all 18 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Lisinopril and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Losartan (Cozaar) 25
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 15
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 11
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 6
Olmesartan (Benicar) 4

Show all 28 treatments patients report switching to

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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