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Lisinopril is a medication of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor class used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, and after heart attacks. For high blood pressure it is usually a first line treatment, although in black people calcium-channel blockers or thiazide diuretics work better. It is also used to prevent kidney problems in people with diabetes. Lisinopril is taken by mouth. Full effect may take up to four weeks to occur.Common side effects include headache, dizziness, feeling tired, cough, nausea, and rash. Serious side effects may include low blood pressure, liver problems, high blood potassium, and angioedema. Use during pregnancy is not recommended as it may harm the baby. Lisinopril works by inhibiting the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system.Lisinopril was patented in 1978 and approved for medical use in the United States in 1987. It is available as a generic medication. In the United States the wholesale cost per month was less than 0.70 USD as of 2018. In the United Kingdom it cost the NHS about 10 pounds per month as of 2018. In 2016, it was the 2nd most prescribed medication in the United States, with more than 110 million prescriptions.

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