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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 this for almost 2 months. So far my BP is down about 10-15 points. I had a sore due to a post nasal for the first week but I cannot be sure that it was the medication and not something else. So far it works for me."

   
10

KennyGman April 25, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I started taking lisinopril about five years ago and it worked beautifully. About a year and a half ago, I suddenly started feeling OLD (I'm 57). But I felt 80 in spite of a healthy fairly active lifestyle. I developed depression for the first time ever, memory issues, joint pains. All attributed to age. Muscle aches, insomnia. Now I am, out of the blue, being told I have GERD, which came on suddenly a month ago. I am thinking it might be the mediction. Its the one medication I take and I have no major health issues. But the decline over the past year has been significant."

   
8.0

jeez (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 22, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "Have been taking Lisinopril for almost a week now, so far so good my readings before meds was the highest at 173/99 now running normal low in the morning and average in the afternoons. Working out 5-6 times per week lost 12 lbs so far. Not really into meds like that would like to be off completely in a few months. Headaches from time to time, or more like pressure in head. Muscles aches, but maybe due to working out(body is not used to being taken care of) trying to quit smoking as well, cause bp to rise. Drinking about 10 cups of water per day, add lemon for flavor. Over all happy as of right now. Read some of the side affects, will be on a look out for them as well."

   
9.0

SofarsoGood2016 April 21, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "Lisinopril caused all sorts of nasty side effects including raynaud's, muscle spasms and cramping, joint and muscle pain, tinnitis. None of the Dr believed the drug would do that so I kept taking it. I was diagnosed with MS and peripheral neuropathy. Symptoms except for Tinnitis stopped when I stopped taking Lisinopril."

   
1.0

robin247 (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 19, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "Worst drug I have ever put in my body. I was on 20/25 for months with little change to my bp..it was running 150/90 consistently. MD bumped my dosage up to 20/12.5 twice a day and I feel awful. My head aches so bad about 45 minutes after taking it and my blood pressure shoots up midday to around 179/90. Ive never experienced blood pressure spikes like this and when it goes up I feel like my head is in a vice. MD also prescribed Metopropol 50 mg ER a few days ago but Im trying to make lifestyle changes to get off of these meds. Its affected my quality of life and somedays I am tempted to just go without taking them though I am aware how stupid it would be. Horrible horrible drug."

Tigger0228 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 17, 2016

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For Heart Attack: "Having been taken to the hospital for an arythemia, doctor prescribed many drugs including this one. Taking it since March 8,2016 and am always tired, no desire to do anything and am in bed by 8pm. I only take 2.5mg. Doctor says I'm doing well but have to contact him."

   
1.0

willthiseverworkforme April 15, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "Started this drug one week ago today. 5 mg a day. Have had a headache ever since. Blood pressure has been low most of the time except in the middle of the day for some reason, it can shoot up the 130's and 140's. Early in the day and evening its in the 110's or lower. I also take 25 mg of metoprolol (for years). Headaches are getting worse so I 'm going to call my doctor tomorrow to see if I can try something else."

   
3.0

Ohmyheart (taken for less than 1 month) April 13, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "Only been on this a couple days and I have headache and my throat feels dry and swollen."

   
5.0

Hudsongrl (taken for less than 1 month) April 7, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "Before this pill I had 140/90, doctor suggested to take 5 mg of this drug, took first day at night... no changes, next morning I was 170/103 (never experience high before), felt so miserable, migraines, lightheaded, I thought I was dying, dizziness, I even threw up for the first time in my life... called my doctor and he prescribed metoprolol, it worked way better... I am now exercising and losing weight to get rid of these drugs soon."

   
1.0

Sonora (taken for less than 1 month) April 3, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "This medication has lowered my BP somewhat, but this medication is flat out making me cough my self to death. it is awful. My BP had a hard time coming down to a normal reading and the MD gave me the along with another BP medication to see if it would get it under control, but the side affects are just killing me....."

   
10

Cutie Kiaa March 27, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "Started taking this 6 months ago for hbp. I have no energy and could literally lay around all day. I'm in bed by 8pm wake up still exhausted. After reading the reviews here I have decided to stop taking it...period. I feel much better with hbp!"

   
1.0

Billy pines (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 25, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I have been taking this medication 10 milligram for a year-and-a-half my blood pressure dropped and my severe migraine headaches that I've had since childhood also stopped. No side effects except a little itching every so often"

   
9.0

Topps7 (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 22, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I have the type of BP that will shoot up in the doctor's office, even if I go in for a hang nail. Yes, it was somewhat high at home 130's/80-90. I was put on 20, and hated that the quality of my life is terrible due to exhaustion/tiredness/sleepiness from the pill. I insisted on trying 10 mg, but of course my BP jumped up in the doctor's office. I'm back on 20, but I don't know if it's worth living this way. The tiredness makes me depressed and makes me feel old. When I quit the pills, the sleepiness goes away. I'm not really overweight, but I'm going to try to lose more to see if that helps. I do exercise, but in the winter, I often don't do as much and the exhaustion doesn't help."

   
7.0

Not really happy... (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 20, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "Being on that med kept my bp right for a long time,but it also caused my kidneys to fail.So make sure you have your M.D.pay close attention to your BUN and your creatnine levels.You pay attention to it as well.All beta blockers cause a problem if you stay on the same one for an extended period of time.Don't let the Dr.tell you nothing about what you should and shouldn't take.Research and tell him no if it aint for you."

hongkongFUEY (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 19, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "Works well! Went from around 150/90 to 120/70 on this med. 20 mg a day. I should note that when under some stressors it didn't work as well, like hospitalized with pneumonia, but they gave me something else during my stay to help get it down again."

   
9.0

muDraconis (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 3, 2016

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For Diabetic Kidney Disease: "Started this drug in January, 2016. My Primary Care prescribed this drug, because he said it was new on the market, and would help diabetes kidney issues. My blood pressure is normal from taking Cardizem. Started with coughing issues in January. Dr prescribed 10 days of Prednisone with Mucinex DM and Probiotics. Still kept coughing. Sometimes the cough was proactive/dry. Called my Doctor on Feb 22, 2016 because my left ear stopped up for a couple of hours and still have the coughing issues. Prescribed another bout of Prednisone. Went to see Primary Care on Fri 26th Feb, 2016 with coughing issues and wheezing which isn't good for my COPD. Did the nebulizer. Didn't work, so now I am in the Hospital with lung issues."

   
3.0

KFTL February 27, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I have been in 20mg for about a yr now. My blood pressure was like 145/97 prior to taking it. Now I read around 125/85. So in that affect, it did lowet my bp but it could still be better. My issue has been the extreme fatigue. I am seriously tired all the time. Like I can go to bed at 8, wake up tired at 6:30am.. Be tired all day.. Take a nap from 12-2pm and still go back to sleep tired at 8 pm. This is driving me nuts and has caused me to gain weight due to lack of activity."

   
7.0

Ceci904 February 24, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I'm a 60 yo male and have been on 10mg Lisinopril for around 1 year, along with Coreg CR. The Coreg wasn't doing its job completely so my PC Dr. added Lisinoprel. It dropped my BP somewhat, looking at making some adjustments in the near future. I've had no side effects, except that, from reading the many reviews, developed an occasional deep dry cough ( I thought it was my seasonal allergies). Not sure what my Dr. will prescribe, but the medicine seems to be doing its job."

   
8.0

glennw3 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 23, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "Been on lisinopril for a year and a half. First day of taking it I felt a little dizzy but it was just that day. I do have a dry cough that comes and goes but I feel that's a small price to pay for good health. I do find that drinking plenty of water helps to keep the dry cough away. I was very skeptical about taking this drug at first but now I'm glad I did."

   
7.0

pink021 February 8, 2016

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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: "Before taking lisinopril my BP was around 150/105. After about 3 weeks it is 120/88 so far. I experienced a itching sensation around my neck and my face felt like it was on fire the first week but those side effects subsided and stopped. I believe in this product because it is working just fine."

   
8.0

gr8scotti (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 12, 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."

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

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