Lisinopril a diuretic or not: instruction manual

The drug «lisinopril» is a diuretic drug used to lower blood pressure due to the fact that is an inhibitor of angiotensin-converting enzyme. Use this tool and to adjust the state of the myocardium, and exerts a vasodilating effect and a diuretic effect. Stable use of «Lisinopril» gives you the opportunity to narrow the artery walls and normalize blood circulation of the body.

Indications for use

Doctors recommend the use of diuretics in the following cases:

  • various forms of arterial hypertension;
  • myocardial infarction;
  • chronic heart failure.

Instructions for use of Lisinopril with diuretic

Is tool tablets the content of active substance in which 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg and 20 mg. medication to Use is recommended once a day and better in the same time. People who drink drugs with diuretic effects, you must discontinue use 2-3 days prior to the use of «Lisinopril». If you cancel diuretics is impossible, it is recommended to take «lisinopril» dosage to 5 mg a day.

Patients with essential hypertension start drinking diuretic should be 10 mg per day, later moving to 20 mg. High blood pressure involves a dose of 10-15 mg. In chronic heart failure to apply «lisinopril» 2.5 mg and after 3-5 days increase to 5 mg. In the cases of myocardial infarction medication to use recommend this way: start with 5 mg per day, after to increase the amount of funds 2 times and drink once in two days. Patients with diabetic nephropathy need to use this drug 10-20 mg per day. Note that the right dosage of the drug to achieve the desired effect should be prescribed only by a specialist.

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The use of «Lisinopril» threatens danger:

  • patients with hypersensitivity to inhibitors of angiotensin-converting enzyme;
  • lactating mothers and pregnant women;
  • people with hereditary angioedema;
  • patients angioneurotic edema in anamnesis.

Caution to take the drug-you need a diuretic for the following diseases:

  • coronary insufficiency;
  • diabetes;
  • giperkaliemia;
  • primary aldosteronism.

Side effects

To common side effects «Lisinopril», which causes a diuretic effect, based on feedback, include dizziness, cough, nausea, and easy fatigability. The manual reports that this drug can cause such effects: chest pain, lower blood pressure, tachycardia, drowsiness, anemia, change in taste, jaundice, hair loss, violation of potency, skin rash, fever, convulsions and pain in the joints.


The use of «Lisinopril» with other means to reduce the pressure, especially with diuretics, which remove salt from the body, enhances the pressure. The use of «Lisinopril» and the means of potassium and lithium is fraught with the increase of their concentrations in the blood. Concurrent use with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs gives the possibility of reducing the effect of pressure reduction. Drugs paired with a diuretic increase the pressure drop, while sympathomimetic agents — save. The drugs used to treat diabetes, in combination with a diuretic «Lisinopril» increase the content of sugar in the blood. Also this drug has the ability to increase the effects of alcohol.


In cases of overdose with this drug are such symptoms: decreased blood pressure; impaired sinus rhythm; increased heart rate; tachycardia; kidney failure; dry cough; electrolyte imbalance. To eliminate symptoms of overdose, intravenous administration of saline is the lavage of the intestine if need is extrarenal purification of blood, and also controls levels of electrolytes and creatinine.

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