Lisinopril is an angiotensin converting enzyme which is used in the treatment of high blood pressure. This type of medication works by decreasing specific chemicals in the body which are known to tighten the blood vessels. If the blood vessels are no longer tightened, blood can flow more easily and the heart can pump the blood more efficiently.
Lisinopril is taken orally in the form of tablets. These tablets are usually taken once a day, depending on what your doctor has prescribed. Never take more or less than what is indicated on your prescription label.
Some of the common side effects users may experience when taking Lisinopril include cough, headache, dizziness, diarrhea, sneezing, extreme fatigue, weakness and decrease in sex drive. If the side effects become severe, contact a medical professional as soon as possible.
Occasionally, Lisinopril will be prescribed to treat congestive heart failure or to improve survival in patients who have experienced a heart attack. It may be prescribed for other purposes as well, as directed by your doctor.