Lisinopril Review

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Lisinopril is a product that is marketed by a company called Merck Worldwide and AlphaPharm Prescriptions in Australia. There also appears to be a generic form of this product that is called Prinvil or Zestril. This product is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure. However, there are some claims that have been made that may suggest that although this product is not necessarily marketed as a weight loss product, it may be able to help you in your quest to lose those excess pounds. In this review we will take a look at the information that has been made available to us so that we may determine whether or not this product could possibly have anything to do with weight loss.


Prinivil or Zestril.

Product Features

Lisinopril has been listed as what is called an ACE inhibitor. By this we mean that it may block the actions that are associated with the ACE conditions and it can reduce the productivity of angiotension II. This type of action may allow the blood vessels in our body to relax and expand so that the heart can pump without the added stress. So, if we are going by this evidence that we read here, it may reveal that the only thing that it may perform that is in any way related to weight loss is that it has the possibility of aiding in reducing the effects of edema, which is swelling die to water retention. However, this does not necessarily constitute it as being a weight loss product that can help with actually losing pounds that are associated with excess fat, but only the excess pounds that may be present due to water retention. This is not to be considered as a long term weight loss solution as it will only result in temporary results that can quickly reappear once you stop taking the medication.

It appears as though Lisinopril is a prescription drug that may be used either alone or in conjunction with other medications in order to treat hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a condition that may be brought on by several different components that may increase how hard your heart is pumping blood through your body. If hypertension goes for a substantial amount of time without being treated then it may cause the heart and the arteries not to function properly. This can lead to many health problems such as stroke, heart failure, and kidney failure.

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  • Can lower blood pressure for people with hypertension.
  • May assist in losing water weight.


  • Will not help you to lose fat.
  • Is not a long term solution.


Although Lisinopril may be beneficial to those that suffer from hypertension, it would not be wise to recommend this product for weight loss. It appears that the only way that this product can possibly help with weight reduction is by reducing water retention, and losing water weight has nothing to do with fat loss.

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8 User Reviews about Lisinopril

  • 1

    be careful with this drug, was on it for years had nerve pain in hands and feet. went off it for a day and pain was gone. Also after years on it started getting hives and rashes. also digestive problems. Symptoms changed over the time on it. So it will start to deter-ate your condition over time.


  • 2
    John Galloway

    I have been taking blood presue medication since I was 14.I am now 70. What are the effects on my health.


  • 3
    cassandra morehead

    i want to twke a weight loss such as slim ball advertised on tv. can i take this and my blood presure med lisinopril


  • 4

    Does lisinopril have any interactions with antidepressants?


  • 5
    rochelle evans

    Does Lisinopril 10 mg cause
    the eyes to be affected with
    halos, rings of color or any
    other change in vision?


  • 6
    rochelle evans

    Does Lisinopril 10 mg affect
    the eyes and cause double
    vision and halos


  • 7
    anna marie



  • 8

    can this be used with a defribultor, implant