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Lisinopril Side Effects

lisinopril packageLisinopril may cause uncommon but serious adverse side effects. If you experience any of the following symptoms, contact your doctor immediately:
  • Changes in heart rate or potentially a heart attack or muscle strength due to variations in potassium levels
  • Allergic reaction to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor resulting in symptoms such as a swelling of the face, throat, tongue, hands, feet or ankles. This can lead to a more severe case of angioedema in which swelling of the dermis occurs and may even become fatal.
  • Jaundice, yellowing of the eyes and/or skin, darkened urine and a loss of appetite which could be signs of liver problems
  • Flu-like symptoms including a fever, chills or aches (without nausea or vomiting), coughing, sneezing or a runny nose
  • Syncope or faintness due to a drop in blood pressure caused by the medication
  • Decrease in urination or urinary tract infections
  • Anemia, or a low red blood cell count leading to a decrease in availability of oxygen
  • Transient ischemic attacks or a "mini stroke"
  • Women who are pregnant risk injury or even mortality to the fetus
  • Elderly patients risk an increase in renal dysfunction due to extremely low blood pressure cause by Lisinopril
Common side effects of using Lisinopril can include:
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach aches or diarrhea
  • Rashes or itchiness
  • Decrease in sexual aptitude
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Patti evans

    I was put on lisinopryl 10 months ago. When I presented with cough my provider took me off it. But then the cardiologist she sent me to put me back on it. So for at least 9 months I have been coughing till I gag and vomit. My origin provider took me off it yesterday. I’m mad though at how my health and quality of life has deteriorated over this year with that med.

    • HelenMarie

      Hi Patti, sorry for your experience, I recently have been prescribed this same med, I am interested to know how this med. affected you negatively.I appreciate any reply,

    • connie

      The coughing has ruined my life and is on the verge of my guy leaving-after 6 years! I’m off it now but not much change! I am embarrassed to go anywhere because of the coughing ‘fits’! Keep going to doctor and she keeps trying new things, but only marginally better. I am 75 and feel this is going to shorten my life. I WAS still very active till this happened!!

  • debi gullo

    I was put on this medication also when i noticed the coughing, dizziness (i fell in the night going to the bathroom). and worst of all I developed phsiriosis all over my body. I am furious. I dont know who to be angry with my doctor or FDA. Doctors are so quick to put you on meds.