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Lisinopril may be harmful to those with medical conditions, such as heart, liver or kidney disease, scleroderma, diabetes, lupus, angioedema or allergies. Complications may arise from surgery while taking lisinopril, so tell any surgeon or dentist that you are taking lisinopril before a procedure. Other medications, vitamins or supplements may have negative interactions with lisinopril, so discuss them with your doctor. Lisinopril can cause dangerously low blood pressure, especially in those on dialysis. Lisinopril is not safe for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Lisinopril can cause drowsiness, so do not drive or operate machinery until you know how lisinopril will affect you. Lisinopril can increase your risk of infection. Talk to your doctor if you develop symptoms of infection, such as a fever or chills, while taking lisinopril. Lisinopril can raise your blood potassium levels. Talk to your doctor about the risks of using potassium supplements while taking lisinopril.

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