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What is lisinopril used to treat?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Uses of lisinopril: Lisinopril (l) is used to treat hypertension and proteinuria with or without hypertension. Patients with proteinuria, due to diabetes or glomerulonephritis, are treated with l to reduce proteinuria, which is a good thing to do. It is a member of the ace-i inhibitor class of drugs.
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
High blood pressure: Lisinopril is a medication that is mainly used to treat high blood pressure (HBP) in adults and children, in whom it’s FDA-approved over 6 years of age (although it may sometimes be prescribed “off-label” to children who are younger). It is also prescribed to people who have heart failure or who have had a heart attack, even if they do not have HBP, to prevent future events.

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