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Lisinopril: Oral tablet (5mg)

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Lisinopril 5mg Tab
Lupin Pharmaceuticals
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Lisinopril 5mg Tab
Ivax Pharmaceuticals Inc a Division of Teva USA
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Lisinopril 5mg Tab
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Lisinopril 5mg Tab
Eon Labs Inc a Division of Sandoz
Pill Identification: E 54 
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Lisinopril 5mg Tab
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: M L 23 

What is this Medicine?

LISINOPRIL (lyse IN oh pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It is also used to protect the heart immediately after a heart attack.

CVS/pharmacy Patient Statistics for Lisinopril: Oral tablet(5mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Lisinopril 5mg Tablet

NDC: 681800513
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Acute Myocardial Infarction, Hypertension, Heart Failure

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Diabetic Nephropathy, Postmyocardial Infarction, Proteinuria, Diabetic Retinopathy

Storage Information
Protect from moisture
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Protect from freezing
Avoid excessive heat (above 104 degrees F)
Lisinopril 5mg Tablet
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Lupin Pharmaceuticals
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Shape: round
Color: pink

Reported Side Effects for Lisinopril 5mg Tablet

Emotional Lability Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dysosmia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Metallic Taste Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dysesthesia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Double Vision Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Diaphoresis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Confusion Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Chills Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Chest Pain Incidence:
<3.4%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Breathing Difficulties Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Blurred Vision Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Back Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low Kidney Function Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Very Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Incoordination Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
<1.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Blood Vessels Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Brain Attack Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Nerve Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fluid Retention Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Pancreas Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Heart Attack Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Infection Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Memory Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Eosinophilic Pneumonia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Wheezing Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Weight Loss Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Weight Gain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Visual Impairment Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Rhinitis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Kidney Failure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
<1.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Photosensitivity Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Pelvic Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Paresthesias Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Muscle And/Or Bone Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Metallic Taste Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Feeling Sick Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Vocal Cords Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Irritability Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Coughing Up Blood Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Flushing Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Fluid Retention Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Redness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Urination Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Low White Blood Cells Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Breast Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hemolytic Anemia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Gout Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Stomach Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gas Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nose Bleed Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Swelling Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Painful Urination Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Diabetes Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dehydration Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Suddenly Stopped Heart Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Slow Heart Beat Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Irregular Heart Beat Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hair Loss Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
SIADH Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Runny Nose Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sinus Infection Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Heartburn Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Blood Clot In Lung Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Ringing In Ears Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Shaking Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Hives Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Lung Inflammation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fluid Around The Lungs Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Light Sensitivity Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sore Throat Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Senear-Usher Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Urinate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Fainting Incidence:
0.1-7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Balance Problems Incidence:
0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Angioedema Incidence:
0.3-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Flu Incidence:
0.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
>0.3%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Anaphylactoid Reactions Incidence:
0.3-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Postural Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
0.3-1.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Stuffy Nose Incidence:
0.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Sexual Desire Incidence:
0.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Cramps Incidence:
0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Chest Pain Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Impotence (erectile Dysfunction) Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
1.2-10.8%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Weakness Incidence:
1.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
2.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Potassium Level Incidence:
2.2-4.8%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Tired Incidence:
2.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
2.7-3.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Cough Incidence:
3.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
4.4-5.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
5.4-18.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Lisinopril 5mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Lisinopril 5mg Tablet(Lisinopril)
Alcohol and Antihypertensives(Lisinopril)
Although an interaction is possible, Ethanol (alchohol) and Antihypertensive Agents (drugs used to reduce high blood pressure) may be used together. Ethanol or alchohol-containing beverages may increase the effects of Antihypertensive Agents on your blood pressure. If the blood pressure drops too low while taking Ethanol and Antihypertensive Agents, you may become dizzy or feel faint. To limit this interaction, avoid alcohol-containing beverages while taking medicines to lower your blood pressure. Do not stand or sit up too quickly. Contact your prescriber if you have dizziness which does not go away.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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