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Has anyone had severe dizziness after taking lisinopril a few weeks?

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Robert_325 15 Oct 2009

Here are some of the side effects of lisinopril right from the drugs.com site. It's an ace inhibitor and most people do pretty well with lisinopril. But not all meds are right for everyone. Hope the following info helps. Talk with the dr about the serious side effects.

Side Effects of Lisinopril - for the Consumer
Lisinopril
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Lisinopril:

Cough; diarrhea; dizziness; headache; tiredness.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Lisinopril:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the hands, eyes, mouth, face, lips, or tongue; hoarseness); chest pain; dark urine; decreased urination; difficulty swallowing; infection (eg, fever, chills, persistent sore throat); irregular or slow heartbeat; stomach pain (with or without nausea or vomiting); symptoms of low blood pressure (eg, fainting, severe dizziness, lightheadedness); yellowing of the skin or eyes.

Lisinopril/Hydrochlorothiazide
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Lisinopril/Hydrochlorothiazide:

Dizziness; headache; lightheadedness; nausea; persistent nonproductive cough; tiredness; vomiting.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Lisinopril/Hydrochlorothiazide:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain or discomfort; confusion; dark urine; fainting; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; increased thirst; joint pain, stiffness, or swelling; muscle cramps or weakness; numbness or tingling of hands or feet; persistent and unusual stomach pain; persistent sore throat or fever; red, swollen, or blistered skin; severe dizziness or lightheadedness; shortness of breath; sudden unusual weight loss or gain; trouble swallowing; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual or severe weakness or tiredness; vision changes; yellowing of the skin or eyes.

Robert_325 15 Oct 2009

You'll notice dizziness can be a common side effect, but it depends on the severity. Severe dizziness is a symptom where you should contact the dr. Your dose may need to be adjusted of lots of things could cause the problem. Hope that helps.

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