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.
- Lisinopril Information for Consumers
- Lisinopril Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lisinopril (detailed)
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