Lisinopril works by blocking a substance in the body that causes the blood vessels to tighten. As a result, lisinopril relaxes the blood vessels. This lowers blood pressure and increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart. Lisinopril is also used to help treat heart failure.
Also asked, what are the side effects of long term use of lisinopril?
Lisinopril Side Effects
- Lisinopril is a blood pressure medication, which can cause side effects in some patients.
- One of the most common side effects of Lisinopril is a dry cough, headache and drowsiness.
- Less common side effects include skin rash, muscle or joint pain, erectile dysfunction and insomnia.
What does lisinopril do for you?
Lisinopril is in a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme. Lisinopril is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), congestive heart failure, and to improve survival after a heart attack. Lisinopril may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the side effects of taking lisinopril?
Less serious side effects may include:
- dizziness, drowsiness, headache;
- depressed mood;
- nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, upset stomach; or.
- mild skin itching or rash.