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Lisinopril : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Lisinopril with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Lisinopril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, prescribed for high blood pressure.

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Lisinopril Interactions with Food and Herbs

Salt Substitutes: Those who are taking lisinopril should avoid sodium, calcium and magnesium-rich foods. This combination may reduce the blood pressure-lowering effect of lisinopril.

Potassium Rich Foods: Lisinopril has the capacity to increase blood potassium level which can lead to irregular heartbeat. It is better to avoid potassium-rich foods like bananas, oranges and green leafy vegetables when you are on enalapril.

Lisinopril Interactions with Alcohol

Don't take alcohol when you are on lisinopril to avoid unwanted side effects.
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How to Take the Medication -

Lisinopril comes in the form of a tablet. It is prescribed to be taken once a day, around the same time every day. Carefully follow the instructions given by your doctor and on the prescription label. Do not exceed or skip the dose. If you miss the dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not double the dose at a time to make up the skipped dose. You should not stop the medicine without consulting your doctor even if you feel better.
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