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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