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I have recently taken an urine test directed by my Dr. to

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I have recently taken an urine test directed by my Dr. to check for early kidney damage (I am a 73 Yr. old male). Apparently the tests show that I am leaking some protein.
The Dr. has presecirbed Lisinopril for this kidney issue. However, when I googled the
brand name Lisinopril, it says this drug is used for high blood pressure and hypertension?
It says nothing about this drug used for kidney's leaking some protein?
What do you think?
Les Schuller
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Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 6 years ago.
Greetings,

Lisinopril belongs to the group of drugs called ACE inhibitors. ACE inhibitors have been shown to reduce proteinuria & deterioration of kidney function independent of their antihypertensive effect. Please read this authentic link on it.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9010883

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