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lisinopril for High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril caused a bad nightly cough (common side effect) that interrupted my sleep all night, every night. I had to keep cough medication within reach in order to get any sleep at all! It also affected my voice. Other prescription medications have proven to be more effective without this side effect.
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lisinopril for High Blood Pressure: I am in my early 40's. I was prescribed Lisinopril (10mg) to treat high blood pressure. After a subsequent visit to my doctor, it was determined that 10mg was not dropping my blood pressure and he prescribed 20mg. This has caused a mild side effect of a constant dry cough and unfortunately, it did not drop my blood pressure either. I am now taking AMLODIPINE BESYLATE but just started it so I don't have enough history with it to tell if it will work.
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Zestril (lisinopril) for High Blood Pressure: I have been on Zestril (originally 10 mg and since reduced to 5mg) for the past 8 years and my pressure had stabilised all these years. In the last 3 years, I started having some chronic dry irritating coughs; and this year have been having problems with erection and libido. Zestril is the only medicine I take.
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lisinopril for High Blood Pressure: I've been taking Lisinopril for about 10 days now. I was on Amlodipine which gave me horrible side affects like sore muscles, dizziness, short breath, no sex drive. Lisinopril 10mg a day brought my blood pressure down from 140/90 to 120's/80's. With no side effects but I have noticed a dry throat with coughing like others have mentioned. I'll have to monitor to see if it is from the new drug.
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lisinopril for High Blood Pressure: Have only been taking Lisinopril for two weeks and while it lowered my blood pressure right away, I couldn't stand the coughing. I'm glad that I knew from research that the coughing was a side effect of the drug. I called my doctor today and she changed me over to Norvasc - I hope it works as well as the Lisinopril did, minus the coughing.
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lisinopril for High Blood Pressure: I am 35 and my blood pressure was 178/148 (for unknown reason I am not overweight or have heart problems). Doctor gave me lisinopril 20 twice a day. I have been taking it for 2 months. My blood is now 140/100. Little less than at the beginning but I think I will need some other dosage or different drug. So far no side effects.
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lisinopril for High Blood Pressure: My blood pressure was 150's/100's. My doctor did not want to prescribe Altace which worked in the past. The prescription he gave me was 20mg Lisinopril with 12.5mg of hydrochlorothiazide. My blood pressure has reduced to 120's/80's. My blood pressure does fluctuate sometimes to 90/70. I then become very dizzy. I have been experiencing extreme muscle fatigue especially in my shoulders, neck, arms and jaw muscles along with the tongue. When eating my jaws become quite cramped. My heart rate jumps up to about 130 at times. I find myself needing to take large breaths at times. Any physical exertion brings dizziness and fatigue within an hour or so.
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lisinopril for High Blood Pressure: I am 55 years old, blood pressure ran from about 150-180 (systolic). Lisinopril (20mg) got my blood pressure to about 120/80. No side effects noted. My liver profile is normal, but I have noted my TSH, and fT4 drift a little high then normal. Having taken up exercise, reduced salt intake, etc, my blood pressure will be about normal without the drug.
It seems as though my fT4 and TSH tend to elevate when on lisinopril. I have just noticed this over the past 2 months.
I am now keeping records of when I take the drug over a week then will do repeat thyroid function tests to see if there is a trend.
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lisinopril for High Blood Pressure: My Mother had a severe allergic reaction to Lisinopril. She was taken to the ER for swollen tongue and shortness of breath. Her heart rate was high. When the doctor questioned her about her medicines for blood pressure. They immediately thought the reaction had been caused by lisinopril. She was the fourth case that they had seen. She had only taken it for about a month (10mg dose).
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Zestril (lisinopril) for High Blood Pressure: Have been taking Zestril for many years, starting with 20 mg, and last year the doctor increased to 40 mg. Have had no noticeable side effects, and it controlled my pressure for many years prior to last year. I am 75 years old now, so I suppose it is normal to need an increased dosage. The doctor also added Cardizen CD last year, as I had an episode of rapid heartbeat (over 200bpm) while in his office, and he sent me to the ER. Since taking Cardizem CD for more than a year, I have had no repeat episodes. No noticeable side effects either.
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lisinopril for High Blood Pressure: Doctor prescribed medication to lower 120/80 blood pressure to new regulation guidelines 115/75 due to weight and family history of heart disease. Within 2 weeks felt lethargic, dizzy and began coughing but on return visit blood pressure was 110/68 and doctor was very pleased. I began coughing continuously with clear sputum for the next month and would cough so hard I was becoming incontinent. Went back to PCP who prescribed round of antibiotics for bronchitis but blood pressure is great. Doctor confirmed that 1 in 10 people can't take this medication due to this side effect.
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lisinopril for High Blood Pressure: It took me 4 months of a chronic cough to realize that this medicine was causing my cough. I also got really dry eyes and a dry throat. The prolonged cough has taken it's toll on me.
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lisinopril for Diabetic Kidney Disease: I have been taking it for 3 weeks and I have headaches, a constant cough, nausea, itching (mild) and weakness. I went off of it for two days and I felt better. I am going to ask my doctor to prescribe an alternative as the cough and nausea are getting worse and I have a severe headache everyday at the same time. My blood pressure has not changed.
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lisinopril for High Blood Pressure: I've been taking lisinopril 20mg for about a week and I feel lethargic. I can't focus and I'm tired all the time. It's affecting my job performance. Hopefully this is just an adjustment period.
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