I'm a 51 yr old male. I have never taken any long term medicines my entire life. Recently I was diagnosed with high bp and put on 5 mg of lisinopril daily. I'm not sure that I like the side effects. Dizziness, slight headaches and having the feeling of just being not being myself. Can anyone please tell me if these effects continue or will they go away. I've only been taking lisinopril for 4 days. Thank you for any help!
Dotto, I have a question,too... specifically the bloating and intestinal feeling that I have to have a bowl movement. I'm taking 30mg at night, I had the same side effects at 20mg. My BP is perfect!
The dizziness and the kind of "out of sorts" feeling I was able to overcome by taking at bedtime. I don't know if that's right for you but it helped me.
I started the same drug and dose 1 mo ago. I have developed a highly irritating and annoying scratchy throat and constant cough. I also feel achy and fatigued and have had more than my regular number of sinus migraine. Whats more my eyes have gotten very dry. I am so annoyed that I'm stopping this Rx. I'd rather be slightly hypertense, than have to feel like this another day. I want my energy back. I'll look for another med or natural remedy.
I was switched to lisinopril involuntarily after very high BPs (over 210 systolic) that lisinopril or enalapril didn't prevent or reduce. I satisfied myself that ace inhibitors were a cause (?) for me,
and stopped them. Went to clonidine transdermal patch 0.1 mg that does work well. Have read numerous accounts of negative effects of lisinopril, and frankly believe them because of my long term symptoms from it.
You’re not alone. I just started taking 5mg every day and feel little lightheaded and dizzy and definately not myself. Sometimes it feels like I can’t even expand my lungs enough to get a deep breath. Also very weak. Thank you for posting and I hope this helps to let you know that you’re not the only one
I had all of the mentioned symptoms when I started taking Lisinopril for my bp issues. 6 months later,out of the blue, I broke out in hives head to toe. The next night,after I took my lisinopril, the hives returned along with both eyes swelling shut and my face was completely swollen. By the time I arrived at the ER, my breathing was labored and I was in a true emergency situation. They went to work hard on me and within 2 hours,the swelling was gone and I was back to normal. Thinking it was a food allergy, the doctor told me to continue my meds. The next night, aftet taking lisinopril,the same thing happened and I was rushed back to the ER again. The doctor on duty that night said immediately that it was an allergic reaction to lisinopril,an Ace inhibitor. He said that lisinopril has a very high rate of causing an allergic reaction. Please be very careful taking this.
I am now on HCTZ and my bp stays at a healthy 112/76 range. Talk with your doctor about lisinopril and all the side affects it causes including it causing allergic reactions. Within a matter of minutes,my breathing was compromised and it became a very serious situation for me. Just thankful I was not home alone and was able to get to the hospital. Please be careful taking it. There are other options. Research please amd take care.
- Lisinopril Information for Consumers
- Lisinopril Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lisinopril (detailed)
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