Lowers blood pressure and controls heart rate. Diltiazem works well to lower blood pressure and prevent chest pain, but you have to be okay with avoiding alcohol. You can't miss doses, and you might get persistent swelling. Lowers blood pressure. Zestril (lisinopril) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 4.71 Diltiazem
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Low blood pressure 4%
Chest pain 2%
Kidney damage 10%
High potassium 6%
More Lisinopril side effects » How it works Diltiazem Lisinopril Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker. It lowers blood pressure by slowing your heart rate and relaxing your blood vessels. Your heart gets more oxygen and doesn't have to work as hard to pump, which can relieve chest pain. Zestril (lisinopril) is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It blocks a chemical that tightens blood vessels. This makes blood vessels relax, which lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs. Type of medication Diltiazem Lisinopril Prescription only Prescription only Available as Diltiazem Lisinopril Pill Extended release Extended release capsule Used for Diltiazem Lisinopril Risk factors for serious side effects Diltiazem Lisinopril › Taking digoxin or beta-blockers at the same time › History of liver disease Detailed Cardizem (diltiazem) risks & warnings » › Women of childbearing age › African descent › Current kidney problems › Medicines that increase potassium › Use of salt substitutes Detailed Zestril (lisinopril) risks & warnings »
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Interactions Diltiazem Lisinopril › Interacts with the cholesterol medicine Simvastatin. No interactions related info.
Alcohol Diltiazem Lisinopril › Not a good medication for you if you drink alcohol. No alcohol related info.
Kidneys and liver Diltiazem Lisinopril › There have been reports of liver damage within the first eight weeks of Cardizem (Diltiazem), particularly if you have a history of liver disease. Your doctor may monitor your liver. › You'll need to have blood tests done to check your kidney function. › Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease. Upsides and benefits Diltiazem Lisinopril › A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people. › Calcium channel blockers work especially well for African Americans to lower blood pressure. › You can take it alone or with other medicines to help lower blood pressure. › Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke. › Prevents heart-related chest pain (angina) if you take it regularly. › Treats certain abnormal heart rhythms. › A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people. › Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke. › Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease. › Recommended for anyone with heart failure since it lowers the risk of death and further damage to your heart. › Very cheap drug, and comes available as a liquid for children over 6 years of age. Downsides and risks Diltiazem Lisinopril › Calcium channel blockers can cause swelling in your limbs. If this happens for you, it probably won't get better over time, so talk to your doctor about alternatives if it bothers you. › Women are more likely to have side effects (especially swelling) from Diltiazem than men. › You can't miss doses. Stopping Diltiazem suddenly can cause your blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. › Some brands of Diltiazem have to be taken with food, so listen carefully for instructions from your doctor or pharmacist. › Not a good medication for you if you drink alcohol. › Up to 10% of people can get a dry cough while using this medicine. It ranges from a mild tickle in the throat to a persistent hacking cough. › Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body. › Zestril (lisinopril) isn't safe to use if you're pregnant. › Doesn't work as well in people of African descent, and can cause a greater chance of face, tongue, or lip swelling. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Diltiazem Lisinopril › Can cause dizziness or fatigue in the first few days. › Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved. › Interacts with the cholesterol medicine Simvastatin. › Can cause ankle or foot swelling. › Can cause gum overgrowth. Ask your dentist to check for this side effect. › Can cause dizziness the first few days you're taking it. › Check your blood pressure about 1 week after starting Zestril (lisinopril), and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved. › Let your doctor know about any dizziness, tiredness, cough, or throat irritation that doesn't go away. › You'll need to have blood tests done to check your kidney function. › Don't take Zestril (lisinopril) if you're pregnant. Learn more More about Diltiazem Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Lisinopril Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert