Compare Lasix vs. Lisinopril

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Lasix (Furosemide)

Prescription only

Zestril (lisinopril)

Prescription only
Lowers blood pressure. Removes extra water from your body.

Lasix (Furosemide) is a very effective water pill and it'll certainly make you go to the bathroom more often.

5.1/ 7 average rating with 371 reviewsforLasix
Lowers blood pressure.

Zestril (lisinopril) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function.

5.2/ 7 average rating with 687 reviewsforLisinopril
Upsides
  • A strong diuretic (water pill) that works well to get rid of extra fluids in your body through urination.
  • Lowers your blood pressure and your risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Works better than thiazide diuretics (like Hydrochlorothiazide) at removing harmful levels of certain electrolytes, such as potassium.
  • Okay to take if you have kidney problems.
  • 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
  • Makes you urinate very frequently.
  • Can cause low levels of important electrolytes, such as potassium.
  • 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.
Used for
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Liquid
Price
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Reviews
371 
67%
think this treatment is worth it
47%
think this treatment works well
16%
think this treatment is a hassle

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687 
61%
think this treatment is worth it
51%
think this treatment works well
14%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
The Lasix (Furosemide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
1possible side effects
  • Low blood pressure
    5%
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Risks and warnings
  • Dehydration and electrolyte imbalance

    Current electrolyte imbalance

  • Severe allergic reactions

    History of sulfa allergies

  • Hearing problems

    Current kidney problems

    ...and 3 more risk factors

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  • Harm to fetus

    Women of childbearing age

  • Swelling of face and head

    African descent

  • High potassium

    Current kidney problems

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Worsening kidney problems

    History of kidney problems

  • Low blood pressure

    Taking with alcohol

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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