Lisinopril is in the class of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, which has a dry, persistent cough as a side effect for all of the medications in this class. The exact reason behind why such cough occurs is not completely understood. Although blocking the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) helps control blood pressure, it may also cause the build up of certain natural substances such as bradykinin and substance P which is thought to cause coughing. If this side effect is still bothering you, you should follow up to see if your doctor is willing to consider other treatment options.
- Q Could my hip and wrist pain be due to Lisinopril?
- Q What should I know about lisinopril before taking it?
- Q Is my fever and chill coupled with persistent cough due to lisinopril?
- Q Is there an alternative to lisinopril as it is causing breathlessness?
- Q Can Lisinopril cause swelling of tongue, throat and vocal chords?
- Q Can Lisinopril cause an increase in potassium levels?