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Is it advisable to take aspirin with lisinopril for high blood pressure?

Farzanna S. Haffizulla, MD
Internal Medicine
Hypertension or high blood pressure can be treated with lisinopril, a well known ace-inhibitor. This medicine has been beneficial in treating hypertension, especially in patients with known cardiovascular disease. Since hypertension is also an independent risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease, concurrent use of aspirin can reduce the risk of vascular events such as heart attack or stroke. Aspirin, by essentially decreasing our platelet "stickiness" can reduce chances of forming a "thrombus" or blood clot that blocks blood flow in our hearts or brains. There is good synergy when using these 2 medicines together because of the combined reduction in risk of vascular compromise such as heart attack or stroke.

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