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Zestril for High Blood Pressure User Reviews

Zestril has an average rating of 6.7 out of 10 from a total of 10 reviews for the treatment of High Blood Pressure. 50% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 20% reported a negative experience.

Zestril rating summary

6.7/10 average rating

10 ratings from 12 user reviews.

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Reviews for Zestril

  • my ex...
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • April 2, 2014

"I started taking Lisinopril and was fine. Then one day, I got them refilled and for the next week, I was so tired I could barely get out of bed. I was told they changed the place where the pharmacy got the meds, which probably meant it was a different formula because the pills look different. I requested the name brand Zestril, even though they were more expensive. I felt 100% better! No more generic for me!"

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  • Inter...
  • October 24, 2012

"I have been taking it for 12 years. It was the second-ever BP medicine I was ever put on since my diagnosis in 2000. I really have been lucky with this. No cough for me, and when you read the long-term side effects, they aren't anywhere near as scary as most everything else you can take. And the interactions are all minimal and favorable for me. My high BP is a mystery as it does not run on either side of my family. Still taking it but had to up the dosage to 40 mg/day due to extreme unavoidable stress in my life."

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  • Manna...
  • September 29, 2009

"Doctor prescribed 5mg daily when BP was 150/100. Wow! 24 hours after the first dose, it was 130/84. Continued for fifteen days, the BP came down to 100/70 and I did not feel any difficulty. Doctor reduced the dose to 2.5mg daily. BP was unstable at 90/70 to 100/70, so reduced the dose to 1.25mg. Still, it was 100/70. Doctor stopped the medication. BP gradually increased. Now it is stable at 130/90 without any medication, with a 2 km brisk walk daily. I am 47 years old, my father is 79 with BP 120/85, and my mother has BP 120/80. There is no history of heart failure in the family."

7 / 10
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Frequently asked questions

  • Anonymous
  • June 29, 2009

"I have been on Zestril (originally 10 mg and since reduced to 5 mg) for the past 8 years, and my pressure has stabilized all these years. In the last 3 years, I started having some chronic dry, irritating coughs; and this year, I have been having problems with erection and libido. Zestril is the only medicine I take."

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  • Anonymous
  • January 11, 2010

"I used this medication for years. It was comfortable to use, with few side effects. Finally, after years of use, I developed a cough and had to discontinue. I've been unable to find another medication that is as comfortable and effective as this one."

9 / 10
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  • Anonymous
  • May 30, 2011

"Husband had been taking between 20 and 40 mg/day for 7 years, been fine. Dad had been taking even longer and got the facial angioedema. Have seen other patients with it too. Late effect allergy to ACE inhibitors."

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  • RCinNYC
  • May 3, 2009

"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."

9 / 10
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  • Anonymous
  • December 3, 2012

"I had extreme reactions to this medication. Dizziness, shaking, nausea, polyuria, headaches, severe sweating, lethargy. It didn't work for me."

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  • dauna
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • August 6, 2013

"Effective in lowering blood pressure, but gave me a terrible dry cough so I had to change to another medicine."

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  • Jack
  • June 7, 2020

"Was put on 30 mg and couldn’t stand up without nearly falling down. The doc kept reducing dosage to finally 2.5 mg, which I’ve been on for several years with lessened symptoms."

9 / 10
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  • Anonymous
  • May 29, 2009

"This blood pressure medication gave me intestinal cramps and diarrhea. I could only endure these side effects for 2 weeks before I had to discontinue it."

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  • vtech
  • May 9, 2010

"Got lip angioedema and anaphylaxis because of this mediation. Symptoms still exist."

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