Compare Plendil vs. Lisinopril

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Plendil
(Felodipine)

Zestril
(Lisinopril)

Coming soon.Lowers blood pressure. Zestril (Lisinopril) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function.
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Reviews for Zestril (Lisinopril)
61%
+11% vs. Plendil (Felodipine)
51%
+1% vs. Plendil (Felodipine)
13%
+37% vs. Plendil (Felodipine)
Side effects
PlendilLisinopril

We haven’t found good data for Plendil side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Plendil »
  • Dizziness 7%
  • Headache 4%
  • Cough 3%
  • Diarrhea 2%
  • Chest pain 2%
  • Fatigue 2%
  • Upper respiratory infection 1%
More Lisinopril side effects »
How it works
PlendilLisinopril
Coming soon.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
PlendilLisinopril
Coming soon.
Antihypertensive
ACE inhibitor
Prescription only
Available as
PlendilLisinopril
  • Extended release
  • Pill
Used for (click to learn more)
PlendilLisinopril
  • Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
PlendilLisinopril
Coming soon.
  • Women of childbearing age
    • African descent
    • Current kidney problems
    • Medicine that increase potassium
    • Use of salt substitute
    Detailed Zestril (Lisinopril) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy category
    PlendilLisinopril
    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    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.

    See the FDA package insert
    DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    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.

    See the FDA package insert
    Alcohol
    No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
    Food
    No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.
    Kidneys and liver
    No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
    • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
    • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
    Sex
    No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.
    Sleep
    No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.
    Weight
    No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    PlendilLisinopril
    Coming soon.
    • 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.
    Downsides and risks
    PlendilLisinopril
    Coming soon.
    • Up to 1 in 10 people can get a dry cough with 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.
    • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    PlendilLisinopril
    Coming soon.
    • Can cause dizziness in the first few days.
    • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved.
    • Tell your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, cough, or throat irritation that doesn't go away.
    • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
    • Don't take it if you're pregnant.
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