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) 920 348
Elevated blood pressure 666 290
Congestive heart failure 59 21
General health 35 16
Chronic kidney disease 31 7

Show all 67 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 51
Moderate 61
Mild 79
None 416

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lisinopril

Side effect Patients
Cough 22
Dry cough 21
Persistent cough 19
Dizziness 7
Dizziness with hypotension upon standing 7
Chronic cough 4

Show all 78 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Lisinopril

Dosage Patients
10 mg daily 114
20 mg daily 83
5 mg daily 60
40 mg daily 45
2.5 mg daily 24
10 mg twice daily 10
30 mg daily 7
20 mg twice daily 6
20 mg every 3 months 1
0.5 mg daily 1

See all 24 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Lisinopril

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 174
Side effects too severe 127
Other 61
Did not seem to work 40
Course of treatment ended 25
Personal research 13
Change in health plan coverage 4
Expense 2
See all 357 patients who've stopped taking Lisinopril

Duration

Currently taking Lisinopril

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 17
1 - 2 years 41
2 - 5 years 82
5 - 10 years 133
10 years or more 83

Stopped taking Lisinopril

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 46
1 - 6 months 66
6 months - 1 year 41
1 - 2 years 57
2 - 5 years 75
5 - 10 years 50
10 years or more 21
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 535
Usually 43
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 48
Not at all hard to take 542
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 5
$25-49 6
< $25 358
Not specified 237

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
Propranolol (Inderal) 3
Atenolol (Tenormin) 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) 12
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 6
Losartan-HCTZ (Hyzaar) 4

Show all 29 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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