Lisinopril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor used for treating high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and for preventing kidney failure caused by high blood pressure and diabetes. Lisinopril side effects include dizziness, nausea, headaches, drowsiness, and sexual dysfunction. ACE inhibitors may cause a dry cough that resolves when the drug is discontinued.
What are the side effects of lisinopril?
First doses of lisinopril can cause dizziness due to a drop in blood pressure.
This drug also can cause:
First of all Nausea ,Headaches in addtion to Anxiety and Insomnia. Also Drowsiness, Nasal congestion and Sexual dysfunction.
Like all ACE inhibitors, lisinopril may cause a nonproductive cough that resolves when the drug is discontinued.
Lisinopril should be stopped if there are symptoms or signs of an allergic reaction including feelings of swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat. Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) and hives occasionally occur.
Rarely, lisinopril may cause a decrease in red blood cells (anemia), white blood cells (leukopenia), and platelets (thrombocytopenia).
What is the dosage of lisinopril, and how should I take it?
The starting dose of lisinopril for treating heart failure is 5 mg daily, and the effective dose range for treating heart failure is 5-40 mg daily. The dose can be increased by 10 mg every 2 weeks to achieve the maximum effect.
The starting dose of lisinopril for treating high blood pressure is 10 mg daily. The usual dose range is 20-40 mg daily. A dose of 80 mg is not much more effective than 40 mg.
Treatment of heart attack is started with an initial dose of 5 mg followed by 5 mg after 24 hours, 10 mg after 48 hours, and then 10 mg daily. Treatment is continued for 6 weeks.