What is Lisinopril?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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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) 777 278
Elevated blood pressure 654 268
CHF (Congestive heart failure) 56 20
General health 35 16
Chronic Kidney Disease 30 7
Diabetes Type 2 13 4

Show all 73 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 50
Moderate 58
Mild 68
None 354

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lisinopril

Side effect Patients
Dry cough 21
Persistent cough 19
Cough 18
Dizziness with hypotension upon standing 6
Dizziness 5
Low blood pressure 5

Show all 91 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Lisinopril

Dosage Patients
10 mg daily 113
20 mg daily 66
5 mg daily 53
40 mg daily 39
2.5 mg daily 21
20 mg twice daily 9
10 mg twice daily 6
30 mg daily 5
20 mg every 3 months 1
1 tablet(s) daily 1

See all 21 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Lisinopril

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 154
Side effects too severe 120
Other 54
Did not seem to work 36
Course of treatment ended 23
Personal research 10
Change in health plan coverage 4
Expense 2
See all 322 patients who’ve stopped taking Lisinopril

Duration

Currently taking Lisinopril

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 14
6 months - 1 year 22
1 - 2 years 29
2 - 5 years 75
5 - 10 years 123
10 years or more 60

Stopped taking Lisinopril

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 37
1 - 6 months 62
6 months - 1 year 41
1 - 2 years 48
2 - 5 years 71
5 - 10 years 44
10 years or more 18
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 465
Usually 37
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 23
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 7
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 43
Not at all hard to take 470
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 5
$25-49 6
< $25 328
Not specified 190

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Lisinopril after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 6
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 4
Hydrochlorothiazide-Lisinopril (San Lisinopril-HCTZ) 4
Enalapril (Vasotec) 2
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 2

Show all 18 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Lisinopril and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Losartan (Cozaar) 16
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 12
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 7
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 6
Propranolol (Inderal) 4

Show all 25 treatments patients report switching to

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46 patient evaluations for Lisinopril

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charkimber
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charkimber
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 2
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 4
External Stress: Severe
57 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar II

See charkimber's full Lisinopril history

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
Chrismh1
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Chrismh1
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Low
45 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar I

See Chrismh1's full Lisinopril history

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
Ladyhawk
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Ladyhawk
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Off
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

See Ladyhawk's full Lisinopril history

Apr 1, 2016 (Started Sep 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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