Compare Lisinopril vs. Bisoprolol

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

Zestril (lisinopril)

Prescription only

Zebeta (Bisoprolol)

Prescription only
Lowers blood pressure.

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

5.2/ 7 average rating with 687 reviewsforLisinopril
Lowers blood pressure.

Zebeta (Bisoprolol) is usually given to people who have taken other blood pressure meds unsuccessfully or have recently had significant heart problems.

5.4/ 7 average rating with 18 reviewsforBisoprolol
Upsides
  • 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.
  • Good for protecting the heart and lowering blood pressure if you've had a heart attack.
  • Available in a generic version.
  • Also comes in combination with other medications to lower blood pressure.
Downsides
  • 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.
  • This isn't a first choice medication to lower blood pressure.
  • You can't stop taking it suddenly, or else you're more likely to have a heart attack or other problems with your heart.
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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Pill
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Reviews
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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18 
67%
think this treatment is worth it
61%
think this treatment works well
28%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
1possible side effects
  • Low blood pressure
    5%
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The Zebeta (Bisoprolol) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • 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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  • Masked symptoms of low blood sugar

    Diabetes

  • Heart attack

    Coronary artery disease

  • Increased symptoms of heart failure

    Heart failure

  • Increased risks during surgery

    Major surgery requiring anesthesia

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