Lisinopril is a type of oral medication that doctors commonly prescribe for the treatment of hypertension. Despite its effectiveness at lowering blood pressure levels, lisinopril poses a risk for side effects, including some that affect the bladder.
Bladder Side Effects
Side effects of lisinopril that involve your bladder include passing less urine than normal, painful urination due to bladder inflammation and urinary tract infections, or the introduction of bacteria into your bladder.
Although possible, the side effects of lisinopril upon your bladder are rare, occurring in .3 to 1 per cent of patients, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Certain medications increase your likelihood of experiencing side effects from lisinopril, including those that involve your bladder. Some of these drugs are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aceclofenac, diuretics like benzthiazide and the mood stabiliser lithium, explains the Mayo Clinic.
If left untreated, urinary tract infections caused by lisinopril may develop into kidney infections like pyelonephritis, which poses a risk for kidney damage, cautions the Mayo Clinic.
Patients over the age of 65 are generally more susceptible to kidney problems, which may put them more at risk for the effects of lisinopril.