21st November 2019

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Is lisinopril really made from snake venom?

Lisinopril is a medication used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. It is also used to improve survival rate after a heart attack. It is an angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor, or ACE inhibitor. According to Lisinopril.com, it was developed from the poisonous venom of a Brazilian snake.

What should not be taken with lisinopril?

Drugs that interact with lisinopril include:
  • Aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as indomethacin (Indocin)
  • Diuretics ("water pills")
  • Potassium supplements.
  • Medications for diabetes, such as insulin and aliskiren (Tekturna, Amturnide, Tekamlo, Tekturna HCT)

Is lisinopril hard on the kidneys?

Is lisinopril 20 mg harmful in stage 3 kidney disease? ACE-inhibitors and ARB agents are both used to treat high blood pressure in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Lisinopril is an ACE-inhibitor and Avapro is an ARB. It is usually not necessary to take both.
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