Compare Corlanor vs. Lisinopril

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Corlanor (ivabradine)

Prescription only

Zestril (lisinopril)

Prescription only
Reduces hospitalization due to worsening heart failure.

Corlanor (ivabradine) can help keep you out of hospital, but won't reverse your condition or provide any long-term benefit.

Lowers blood pressure.

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

3.8/ 5 average rating with 687 reviewsforLisinopril
Upsides
  • Corlanor (ivabradine) can help slow down your heart rate if you have an arrhythmia.
  • Corlanor (ivabradine) can be used safely by people who are 75 years old and older.
  • 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
  • Corlanor (ivabradine) must be taken with food.
  • Not everyone with heart failure should take Corlanor (ivabradine).
  • Only available in brand form and is very expensive if not covered by insurance.
  • Corlanor (ivabradine) interferes with how a lot of medications and supplements work.
  • 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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  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Liquid
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Reviews
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687 reviews so far
61%
saidit'sworth it
51%
saiditworked well
14%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
4possible side effects
  • Slow heartbeats
    10%
  • Increased blood pressure
    8%
  • Heart rhythm problems
    8%
  • Seeing colored bright lights
    2%
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1possible side effects
  • Low blood pressure
    5%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Harm to unborn baby
  • Heart rhythm problems
  • Slow heartbeat
    • Using other heart medicines that slow down your heart rate
    • Certain heart conditions
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  • Harm to fetus
    • Women of childbearing age
  • Cough
  • Swelling of face and head
    • African descent
  • High potassium
    • Current kidney problems
    • Medicines that increase potassium
    • Use of salt substitutes
  • Worsening kidney problems
    • History of kidney problems
  • Low blood pressure
    • Taking with alcohol
    • Taking other medicines that lower your blood pressure
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