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Zestril (lisinopril) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function.
- 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.
- 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.
- Atrial arrhythmia Ventricular arrhythmia
- Life threatening
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- Low blood pressure5%
- Harm to fetus
Women of childbearing age
- Swelling of face and head
- 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