Compare Lisinopril vs. Edecrin

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Zestril
(lisinopril)

Edecrin
(ethacrynic acid)

Lowers blood pressure. Zestril (lisinopril) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function.Coming soon.
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5.17Lisinopril
Reviews for Lisinopril
61%
of people (All ages) say Lisinopril is worth it
51%
say it works well
14%
say it's a big hassle
687 reviews
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Side effects
LisinoprilEdecrin
  • Headache 4%
  • Dizziness 4%
  • Cough 3%
  • Low blood pressure 4%
  • Chest pain 2%
  • Kidney damage 10%
  • Fainting 7%
  • High potassium 6%
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How it works
LisinoprilEdecrin
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.Coming soon.
Type of medication
LisinoprilEdecrin
Prescription only
Available as
LisinoprilEdecrin
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Pill
Used for
LisinoprilEdecrin
  • Edema
Risk factors for serious side effects
LisinoprilEdecrin
  • Women of childbearing age
  • African descent
  • Current kidney problems
  • Medicines that increase potassium
  • Use of salt substitutes
Detailed Zestril (lisinopril) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    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.

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    Kidneys and liver
    LisinoprilEdecrin
    • 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.
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    LisinoprilEdecrin
    • 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.
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    Downsides and risks
    LisinoprilEdecrin
    • 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.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    LisinoprilEdecrin
    • 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.
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