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User Reviews for Lisinopril

Also known as: Prinivil, Zestril

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For High Blood Pressure: "I have been on Linsinopril 5mg for about 2 years, it does the job to bring down my BP readings but much below the normal range, and I have had serious headaches during these times the kind headaches that I have never experienced before. It's just horrible, I can not function normal daily life anymore. I thought to stop take this medicine but the doctors say that I have to be on it to control proteins in my urine. I am feeling miserable."

   
2.0

Grace W January 22, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I have been taking this for about 6 weeks now. I had headaches for about a week initially but they have since gone away. However, I have had what I though was bad allergies or a cold for about a month now. After reading some of these reviews and the side affects I believe it is from this medication. Of course my doctor which I visited Friday did not tell me this could be from the medication. It is controlling my BP but don't like the aches, pains, sneezing and coughing that has accompanied it."

   
5.0

Hank35 January 11, 2016

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For Heart Failure: "Have been on a combination of Lisinopril 5mg and Acebutolol 200mg daily for 21 years, due to valve leakage. BP and rate without meds is 112/72 (78), with this combination 94/54 and (56) is "normal" for me. Resting can go as low as 86/46 (48) without issue. Works VERY well to reduce BP and consequently leakage. I do have some issues with stomach acid, mild ED, Raynaud's, and occasional light headedness on standing; BUT cannot confirm that most of those are solely related to Lisinopril, and can be counteracted with other meds. Did "bottom out" once when also taking Cialis, Temazepam, Cannabis and cracked a couple ribs in the process. Just be careful how fast you stand up, and avoid getting dehydrated."

   
9.0

Clinically Complex (taken for 10 years or more) January 11, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I began taking Lisinopril in August of 2015 and immediately started experiencing a terrible cough and some lung issues. After 3 1/2 months it has worsened and I have been back to my doctor numerous times with a bronchial infection which has required me to be on antibiotics and steroids for four dosages. My MD recommended I see a Pulmonologist which I have and had a CT scan along with putting me on three different inhalers. Recently I had another lung infection and went to a local GP and have found that all of my issues are from the Lisinopril - blurry vision, extreme weight gain, Bronchiectasis which is severe."

Paula30824 January 7, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I am a person who worries about adverse side effects and almost passed on taking this drug based on reviews. Sure glad that I did not. In 1-day with a 5mg tablet, my blood pressure readings went from an average of 150-160 over 90-110, to 128/82 with a pulse rate of 72. I've experienced a slight dizziness and cough, which might actually be seasonal allergies as they were present before I began taking this drug."

   
10

NO SIDE EFFECTS AND A LOW PRIC (taken for less than 1 month) December 9, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "I've been taking lisinopril 5 mg once daily since April of this year In July my endocrinologist increased me to 5 mg twice daily. In October I started getting headaches At first I thought it was just seasonal allergies and sinus problems The headaches have gotten horrible I can barely stand them and sometimes they make me dizzy I haven't really noticed a big difference in my blood pressure either so today I'm contacting my endocrinologist today to see if she can make a recommendation for something else I didn't realize that headaches were a side effect of this medication until I logged on to find out if it was possible it could be the lisinopril I have never experienced headaches like this"

   
4.0

Rita Cheeta December 8, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "I like taking it and have no side effects/ .Can take with or without food, which is great for me since I don't like pills!"

   
6.0

Lovely L December 7, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "At home my blood pressure was 127/80, but at the doctor I have 146/90 every visit. Doctor disregarded home readings and put me on 5 mg of lisinopril. I started having trouble finishing my daily exercise routine, developed a cough, and my bp shot up to 171/119. I have anxiety without meds and I became more anxious than I've ever been. I went back to my doctor who accused me of lying about the previous home readings, prescribed me a higher dose of lisinopril and sent me to the ER. ER did an EKG, said I was fine and sent me home. The higher dose now is still resulting in a higher BP, with the addition of terrible headaches. I do not think I will consent to this medication again when I see my doctor in a few days"

   
1.0

Nepheline (taken for less than 1 month) November 27, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "I have been taking this and its ruining me. I'm always dizzy and feeling like I'm about to fall out our pass out on the floor at home and at work, it's caused me to miss alot of work cause of the dizziness and uneasy feeling. I don't even want to take this anymore. Plus it makes me not so accepting of my finance with sex.. What kind of life is that. I believe this is the wrong medication fit me."

   
2.0

Anonymous November 24, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "I'm always afraid to try new medication. When I got the courage to take Lisinopril I was shocked at the very few side effects I had. I did experience pretty terrible migraines for a few days after starting but that was it. Although if I miss a dose I do feel malaise as if I'm coming down with the flu and my body feels hot. I've taken it with and without food and had zero stomach upset."

   
9.0

Hellogirl412 (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 19, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "I'm experiencing hair loss and dry hair. Something that never happened before. Also sweating,dizziness, constipation, lower abdominal pains .I think that it's time to get off this medication"

Debbie D. (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 16, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "I have been on this medication now for 11 days and appear to be very lucky as have no side effects but the only thing I am encountering is I don't seem to be losing weight, even thought I have cut out all the sweets, cakes, bread etc . Maybe it is the medication. I was doing great before I started.... Anyone esle had this experience."

   
7.0

Nipped November 13, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "Been on it 20mg now for 3 months. Seems to be working. Got to be careful bending over and coming back up quickly, lightheadedness. Also the "lisinopril cough" is kind of annoying at times."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 6, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "I was 150/110 so they put me on one a day. BP went back to normal. However, this causes me some stomach discomfort and makes me lightheaded. The big problem though is the fatigue. I can't do very much work on this and it's like I feel I always have to sit or lay down. I might as well use cannabis, which also lowers BP without the side effects. I had to give it a high rating though because it's doing what it is supposed to do."

   
7.0

DZ313 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 13, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "Lisinopril has actually worked very well at lowering my BP, but it really wasn't that high to begin with (140/84), now I am pretty much consistent at (128/79), sometimes lower. My only issue with the drug, is the constant lightheaded feeling, especially in the mornings, when I am extremely dizzy. I tried to stop taking lisinopril, but my body reacted strange. My Systolic was good, but my Diastolic was above 85, and my legs felt like they were on fire and weak. I am going to speak to my pcd tomorrow about this."

   
7.0

Dante311 (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 29, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "Dry cough that causes me to gag and dry heave. A bit embarrassing when giving a presentation or at church or in a restaurant. Have the runs and itching like other folks mentioned and some new headaches but heck, I might not have a heart attack! So, I am taking my chances with high blood pressure and will take a short quality of life over the misery of the drug."

   
2.0

Fatterboy September 26, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "Caused my throat to swell and close preventing breathing. Almost killed me."

LionessLion September 21, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "Oh my goodness.. I am 34 was 20 weeks pregnant and developed high bp. delievered my still born at 24 weeks was on metorprolol and norvasc to maintain.. once Delivered bp seemed to level out some. dr released. bp went crazy with no meds. went to fam dr. he prescribe linisopril. bp still high and increasing. he increased.med. and added metoprolol back. headache hurt all over hard to speak with out thinking how to speak first. hurt in upper back.stomach aching, slept alot, numbness tingling in arms and hands, gained weight, anxiety. took norvasc and skipped linisopril headache lots better not completely gone with first dose aching else where gone. numbness lots better. no confusion when speaking no anxiety,"

   
1.0

honeytree3t (taken for less than 1 month) September 21, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "took it for 3 days and thought I was dying. My left leg was killing me in pain, I had a headache all 3 days, I started a dry cough and my chest was tight and my heart rate was up to 105. I felt overall lousy and didn't even want to get dressed. I know it takes a minute for the body to get used to meds but this is not something I wanted to go through for one more day."

   
1.0

socalmom69 September 14, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "Took this medication recommended by my doctor for hyper tension. Prescribed 10mg once a day. The second night of taking this ACE inhibitor I ended up in the E.R. The first night I took it I felt funny but figured this was a normal because my body was trying to adjust. That night I woke from a dead sleep and couldn't catch my breath. I passed out and woke up to my girlfriend (God bless her heart) shaking me. All I know is it really scared me and made me question a lot of things about my health choices and life. No one I love will be taking this medication. I feel like I could have died but know my body's safeguard mechanism kept me alive. Do not take."

   
1.0

C-Robbin September 12, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "I've been taken this for 5 years now and all of a sudden it felt like i was going in to anaphylactic shock but 10 × Worse I ended up at the ER because my EpiPen would not work it turns out it was from the lisinopril they said that I could be taking this for 30 years or just take it once and this could happen I tell you what I'm never taking it again"

   
9.0

Anonymous August 18, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "I have been taking 1/2 pill of 5mg of Lisinopril for a month, I am itching like crazy, weird, no rash that i can see. But itch head to bottom of feet every day, night, minute. my bowel is light yellow and have dirreah for 1 month now and have zero energy, can't breath, and can't function. back on Amplodine Was trying to get on a kidney friendly medicine but it is not working for me."

   
2.0

JClifton (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 18, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "I was on Lisinopril for two months. It worked in lowering my blood pressure, but I felt horrible. I was anxious, had mild tight headaches every day, didn't want to go to work, my motor coordination was slightly jerky, I had a dry cough occasionally, my heart beat very hard inside my chest, and I became out of breath just walking short distances. I'm sure this affects everyone differently, but I thought it would do serious damage to my insides, and I kind of like my insides to work properly. I still have slight jerky movements in my arms. I'm hoping this goes away soon."

   
1.0

Destiny242 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 8, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "I've been taking Lisinopril (5mg) daily for 1-1/2 years, as prescribed by my primary care physicial, to lower my blood pressure. I initlally experienced a persistent, dry cough, which the pharmacist that filled the prescription warned me about, but found that by drinking more water, I was able to eliminate the cough. Aside from the cough, there have been no other adverse side effects associated with taking Lisinopril, and my blood pressure is now within a normal healthy range."

   
9.0

JamesC1968 July 24, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "Good medication. Very little dryness of the mouth and other side effects absent. I have been taking for 5 years now. BP stays within accepted bounds using 20mg dosage."

   
9.0

Urick July 23, 2015

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