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User Reviews for Lisinopril (Page 6)

Also known as: Prinivil, Zestril

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For High Blood Pressure: "I am 69 year old male diagnosed with high blood pressure 7 months ago (otherwise healthy). After starting with lisinopril and a diuretic, the medication was lowered to just 20 mg lisinopril/day and then to 10 mg/day because I experienced extreme fatigue. The medicine has lowered my BP but there appears to be still the fatigue every few days associated with a drop in my pulse to 40 or even less beats/min. I appear now to have a "normal" at rest pulse of 58-60/min when it was about 70 with no drops and fatigue. I am wondering if anyone else has noticed a drop in pulse associated with their fatigue? My doctors say lisiniprol cant cause this but I never had this problem prior to taking lisinopril even with high blood pressure."

   
5.0

Anonymous April 8, 2012

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For High Blood Pressure: "I took one pill and I have never been so sick in my life. Diarrhea, vomiting, chest pain etc. I think I had every side effect listed for this medicine. It has taken me almost 24 hours with no food or drink to get over this."

   
1.0

Anonymous April 2, 2012

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For High Blood Pressure: "I could not take this medicine at all. It caused severe breathing problems. After 5 days I could only walk 20ft before stopping to catch my breath. I did not notice much drop in blood pressure."

   
1.0

Anonymous March 25, 2012

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For High Blood Pressure: "My blood pressure started at 130/90 but when at the hospital it was 190/100 so began with 40 mg but it did not lower blood pressure just made me dizzy and blurred vision so it was lowered to 30 mg and blood pressure lowered a little. A specialist thought it was unusual so lowered it to 20 mg and again the blood pressure lowered and this continued on until 5 mg. Blood pressure is steady at 115/70 with occasional 90/70 and no side effects remaining. Weigh hasn't changed but was always in normal range."

   
7.0

Anonymous March 17, 2012

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For High Blood Pressure: "I'm 18, I've been on Lisinopril 20mg for a year. My BP stays around 120/80 which is good. When swim season came, I had been trying to get into shape but fatigued too easily in practice to ever get a good workout in. At my first swim meet, I almost had a heart attack after a race. Lisinopril cured my high BP but ended my swimming career. If your a serious athlete, I don't recommend taking this medicine. Its effective but your endurance will diminish greatly."

   
5.0

Shawn Ferrell March 11, 2012

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For High Blood Pressure: "This is the first medicine I've tried for blood pressure, and it works to lower blood pressure but the side effects are many. I will get this changed today when I see doctor.( side effects - loose stools- tired feeling- unproductive cough- night sweats)."

   
3.0

MW-Missouri February 24, 2012

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For High Blood Pressure: "20mg was a very effective dose for treating my Hypertension however I did experience a bit of lightheadedness with the full 20mg tablet. This dose was then staggered into two separate 10mg doses per day with equally effective results that minimized side effects."

   
8.0

Wchelwig January 20, 2012

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For High Blood Pressure: "I was on Lisinopril for 8 months and all of a sudden my tongue started feeling funny. I stopped taking it for a day and it seemed to get better. The next day after taking it my tongue swelled up. Seems I had a bad allergic reaction to the medication. So be warned if your tongue starts feeling funny!"

   
1.0

Catd January 18, 2012

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For High Blood Pressure: "I'm a 27-year-old male with hypertension (yes, a bit young, but it runs in the family). At first, Lisinopril was a God send. We were seeing systolic pressure in the high 120s and diastolic pressure in the 70s (I've had readings as high as 165 over 95). I didn't develop the dreaded "ACE inhibitor cough." Overtime, however, lisinopril caused me to feel fatigued 24/7. I'm depressed (despite 40mg Prozac per day and no history of major depressive disorder or triggers) and feel 50 years older than I should be. Medications affect different people in so many different ways. I'll continue on my quest to find the blood pressure medicine that works for me (...with a second opinion from a cardiologist)."

   
3.0

ArIck December 11, 2011

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For High Blood Pressure: "I'm a 27 year old white male in good shape but have always had high blood pressure...I'm guessing genetic. My blood pressure would run anywhere from 130-160 over 85-105. The doctor tried a diuretic which did nothing, and then a beta blocker which had horrible side effects. They finally tried 10mg of lisinopril and wow how great! It almost immediately brought my blood pressure to 118/80's. I actually cut my dose to 2.5 mg in the morning and 2.5 mg at lunch and my blood pressure stays perfect all day and night. I have had no side effects whatsoever and wouldn't even know I was taking any medication if it weren't for my lowered blood pressure. Highly recommend!"

   
10

Anonymous December 9, 2011

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For High Blood Pressure: "I used Lisinopril for seven days. I am diabetic and am on an insulin pump. I maintain good control of my blood sugar. My normal blood sugar is range is between 95 & 130. A day after starting on Lisinopril my blood sugar readings were between 225 & 375. My blood sugar remained extremely elevated the seven days I was taking this medication. After I stopped using Lisinopril my blood sugars returned to normal readings within 1.5 days. "

   
1.0

JeffJ. December 4, 2011

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For Migraine Prevention: "I suffered with weekly migraines for 30 years. I took 10 mg daily for slightly elevated blood pressure with no knowledge of migraine effects. After 3 months without a migraine I investigated lisinoprils effects on migraines and shared with my doctor, who did not know of the connection. Now 3 years later, my migraines are all but gone!"

   
10

Anonymous November 29, 2011

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For High Blood Pressure: "Coughing and runny nose driving me crazy. I'm going to talk to my doctor about it."

   
2.0

Anonymous October 13, 2011

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For High Blood Pressure: "I was on this medication for about four weeks. Only marginally helped blood pressure. My blood pressure was 160/103 and was lowered to 145/90. Developed hives and had to discontinue."

   
1.0

Anonymous October 13, 2011

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For High Blood Pressure: "My blood pressure was rather steep--like WAY too high as a rule, hypertension-started taking Lisinopril 40MG, once a day. I literally didn't feel a change physically, yet my readings now never go beyond 130/90, usually lower. I'm pleased with this medicine! This is great news for someone like me. I've gone through two cerebral aneurysms in the past (I wasn't on any medicines then), now I'm on lisinopril 40MG and happy to take it."

   
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janetulm October 9, 2011

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For High Blood Pressure: "If you have a cough, change your toothpaste to Biotene Dry Mouth Toothpaste. Try it and see."

   
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zrex September 14, 2011

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For High Blood Pressure: "The pill does lower my blood pressure (caused by another medicine) but makes me very sleepy and lethargic. I tried taking 1/2 of the pill in the morning and 1/2 in the evening but it is still a big problem. I am normally energetic and on the go - now I'm on slow to stop!"

   
6.0

Crystal Rose September 11, 2011

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For High Blood Pressure: "55 year old female with hypertension, blood pressure generally around 160/95. Started lisinopril and experienced nausea, flushing and all over sick feeling had to stop medication after 1 day and even missed a day of work due to the side effects."

   
1.0

sbee August 10, 2011

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For Diabetic Kidney Disease: "Lisinopril(taken at 5mg and 10mg) put my chronic kidney disease in remission, but it gives me hypotension and syncope."

   
7.0

Anonymous August 3, 2011

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For High Blood Pressure: "I was prescribed Lisinopril about 6 months ago, and develop a really bad cough about one month after taking the medicine. The cough got so bad I had to take breaks from the medication just to get relief. Finally my doctor recently took me off of it. She said the cough was a sign of an allergic reaction. I'm upset it took that long to get my doctor to understand that I was suffering with a cough/headache that seem to last 24/7. However, Lisinopril did lower my blood pressure."

   
4.0

Anonymous July 26, 2011

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For High Blood Pressure: "I too had the side effect or a persistent dry cough at night when sleeping. I found that rinsing my mouth with mouthwash and letting some trickle down my throat would stop the cough when I would get the dry cough at night while sleeping."

   
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cptprinter July 16, 2011

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For High Blood Pressure: "I have come back to report - after giving this medicine a very negative rating. It is now a year down the road and the medicine no longer gives me negative side effects. In fact, it delivers a consistently superior blood pressure, much lower than the normal range. I have gone from a blood pressure reading of 190/150 to 98/66. I continue to drink coffee freely and my blood pressure never rises above 115/70. I wish to take back all the negative things I said concerning doctors who prescribe this medicine. Lisinopril must receive a rating of "10" on the efficiency scale. However, one glaring side effect of this medicine is impotence and some aphrodisiac should always be prescribed to restore sexual function to the one who uses this medicine."

   
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tasgardson July 8, 2011

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For Diabetic Kidney Disease: "Really works and cheap. "

   
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tianw2009 July 2, 2011

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For High Blood Pressure: "I took lisinopril for approximately two years. I developed a violent cough that would not go away. I took over the counter medications for allergies and the cough. It did not help. Finally I went to the emergency room and was prescribed other medications. This didn't help. Finally I had a heart to heart talk with my primary care physician. He took me off the lisinopril and within a week the cough subsided and went away. "

   
2.0

Sam P. June 25, 2011

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For High Blood Pressure: "It did drop my blood pressure, but within 2 days I felt nauseated, tired, and got cramps. I explained to the doctor it was like having a hangover times 10 without the benefits the night before. I am about to try Bystolic 5mg."

   
5.0

williamfpeopl June 22, 2011

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