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What is proper way to stop taking lisinopril?

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Psyched 24 Jun 2009

Erman, I'm not sure of the proper tapering regimen, but your doctor would know exactly. I do know that you can't stop taking it abruptly, but that's all I know about it.

timken8887 16 Jan 2010

did u find out how to stop the lisinopril properly

wd bakheet 17 Mar 2012

Abrupt withdrawal of lisinopril has not been associated with rapid increase in blood pressure or a significant increase in blood pressure compared to pretreatment level.

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Yitzer 4 Oct 2012

I started Lisinopril a month ago and I finally went to a clinc today to see why I was coughing like crazy. They told me it was the Lisinopril. I was not warned of this and have called my doctor to make a switch. The clinic said stop immediately so I will.

Jacqueline111222 18 Oct 2012

Did they put you on something different? I am really curious to see how withdrawals go with Lisinopril.

Happy Trails 3 Feb 2017

I was on Lisinopril for several year, and had developed a chronic cough. I asked for a change in meds and was prescribed Losartan. My cough went away.A few days later, I started experiencing extreme vertigo with nausea because of the Losartan, and asked to be put back on the Lisinopril. The cough is back again. Does anyone know of a blood pressure med that does not cause bad side effects?

prohealthy 8 Feb 2013

The only proper way that I knw of to stop taking any prescription meds is to consult with your doc. Hypertension is tricky..that's why it's called the "silent killer."

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pascazio 27 May 2013

Last week, I switched pharmacies. The new pharmacist would not fill one of my prescriptions because she said that I was taking two meds that do the same thing, Valsartin (Diovan) and Lisinopril. These two meds were prescribed by two different doctors. (Each knew about the other, but neither wanted me to stop taking the one they prescribed.) since Lisinopril is currently off the market (something to do with a bad smell reported in the packaging), she filled the Valsartan. So, I have not taken Lisinopril for three days, so far. I will address the question at my next appointment with my cardiologist two weeks from now.

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Carmenator 19 Jun 2017

I'm not an expert, but I have been on Lisinopril for about 2 years now. I inadvertently stopped taking it, due to me moving and starting with a new company, hence, new insurance. My prescription hasn't been filled in about a week and I have felt no different. My blood pressure has not gone up and everything looks stable.
This might be due to me changing my lifestyle completely and testing finally no longer pre-diabetic or for having high cholesterol. I'm sure the lifestyle changes played a huge role.

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Dfreie 4 Jan 2020

I tried to stop 40 my Lisinopril and the 3 rd day, I started to have a fast , irregular heartbeat with a strange feeling in my chest, never did that before, so that night I went back on it. I would like to try a different drug. I think this drug makes me depressed . I also use Amlodipine, 5 mg. I wonder if a person should wean the dose first.I never did this from any other drug. Any one else have this problem from trying to come off large dose of Lisinopril?

Betsyneil 11 Nov 2017

I've been on lisinopril-HCTZ for 5 years now & my Dr noticed elevated creatinine (kidney function) at last visit this wed So I was told to STOP TAKING IMMEDIATELY & repeat labs in a week. So it's been 4 days now without & today I'm experiencing a "muffled" feeling in my ears & nausea & headache. So far my BP has gone up a little 125/74, but still normal range. But I feel horrible. If this is withdrawal symptoms I hope they go away fast!

RAWDFW71 22 Jul 2018

How long did you experience these symptoms. Did anything help you to stop them? I stopped taking Lisinopril 3 days ago and what you described is exactly how I feel today to a tee.

Dfreie 4 Jan 2020

My creatine levels went up too and they still kept me on Lisinopril.. I tried to stop it on my own but on third day I started getting a fast , irregular heart beat but felt fine, even better until the third day. I had to go back on it. I think being on a large dose one should wean off first. I take 40 mg a day.

Movingmadeeasy 14 Jan 2018

I have no idea but i had stop taking it about 2 days ago i been on it for little over a year now due to side effects of dry coughing wouldn't go away guess i will find out in days to come good luck

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Penny22 4 Dec 2018

What happened when you stopped taking lisinopril? I stopped last night.

Cbsjazz 12 Apr 2019

P I also have having trouble with this medication Lisinopril it is supposed to be for hypertension and blood pressure well in that case I was passing out my blood pressure was dropping and going higher at the emergency room all they did was up my dose and it also I did not urinate frequently I am stopping the process I have started taking the black seed oil from a natural food place and it is helping me through the transition it is amazing and hemp oil is also good.

Bobboobob3 8 Feb 2020

I'm going to discuss this with my doctor. This med and other meds are destroying our liver and kidneys and once you start them it's almost impossible to stop but I'm going to find a way. But it is very important to talk to your Dr because some times the good side effects out weighs the bad.

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