As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Zestril. Not everyone who takes the drug, however, will experience side effects. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor, meaning that they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
(Click Zestril Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects to watch out for.)
You can also read about specific side effects by clicking the following eMedTV articles:
- Zestril Cough
- Lisinopril and Weight Gain
- Lisinopril Sexual Side Effects
- Lisinopril and Dry Eyes
- Depression and Lisinopril
- Lisinopril and Hair Loss.
Drug Interactions With Zestril
Zestril can potentially interact with a number of medicines (see Zestril Drug Interactions).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure, aortic stenosis, or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Liver disease, including cirrhosis
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE)
- A personal or family history of angioedema, which is swelling under the skin
- Any allergies, including allergies to ACE inhibitors, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant (see Zestril and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding
- Are on dialysis
- Will be undergoing surgery or anesthesia.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Do not take any salt substitutes containing potassium without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
(Click Zestril Precautions and Warnings to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)