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Lisinopril

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5.7  Effectiveness
4.3  Side Effects
5.7  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 6 Lisinopril side effects and 2 Lisinopril benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is Lisinopril and brand names are Prinivil and Zestril.
The active ingredients of this medication are hydrochlorothiazide and lisinopril.
This drug is manufactured by AstraZeneca.
It is mainly used in treating high blood pressure, alone or in combination with other medicines.
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Lisinopril, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 1.4% 4.2% 88.8% 4.2% 1.4%
Balance/Equilibrium 3.4% 10.9% 76.9% 6.1% 2.7%
Blood Pressure 4% 10% 39.3% 24.7% 22%
Breathing 2.1% 6.2% 84.1% 6.9% 0.7%
Confidence 2.1% 3.5% 86.8% 6.9% 0.7%
Coordination/Motor Skills 1.4% 7.6% 82.8% 7.6% 0.7%
Digestion 2.1% 5.6% 87.5% 2.8% 2.1%
Emotional Well-being 2.1% 7.6% 82.6% 6.9% 0.7%
Energy 3.4% 14.5% 70.3% 9% 2.8%
Eyesight 0% 7.6% 89% 2.8% 0.7%
Memory 1.4% 8.2% 80.8% 8.9% 0.7%
Mental Clarity 0.7% 6.9% 83.4% 8.3% 0.7%
Pain 4.1% 4.1% 82.1% 6.9% 2.8%
Patience 2.1% 6.9% 82.8% 6.2% 2.1%
Sexual Health 3.5% 11.8% 75.7% 6.2% 2.8%
Skin Complexion 0.7% 4.2% 91.6% 2.1% 1.4%
Sleep 3.4% 10.2% 74.8% 10.9% 0.7%
Stress Level 2% 9.5% 76.9% 9.5% 2%
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Commonly Reported Lisinopril Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Allergic Reaction 94.4% 2.8% 1.4% 0% 1.4%
Anxiety 93.5% 6.5% 0% 0% 0%
Asthma 95% 2.2% 2.2% 0% 0.7%
Blurred Vision 80.6% 6.5% 12.9% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 87.5% 3.1% 9.4% 0% 0%
Cold Hands and/or Feet 80.7% 7.9% 5% 1.4% 5%
Cold Symptoms 90.3% 3.2% 6.5% 0% 0%
Confusion 90.3% 6.5% 3.2% 0% 0%
Constipation 86.6% 5.4% 5.4% 2.7% 0%
Depression 89.5% 4.9% 4.2% 0.7% 0.7%
Diarrhea 84.4% 6.2% 3.1% 3.1% 3.1%
Dizziness 75.9% 13.8% 6.9% 1.4% 2.1%
Drowsiness 77.2% 9% 6.9% 4.1% 2.8%
Fatigue 70.3% 10.3% 9.7% 6.2% 3.4%
Fever 93.5% 0% 3.2% 3.2% 0%
Gas 74.2% 12.9% 12.9% 0% 0%
Headache 79.7% 9.1% 7.7% 1.4% 2.1%
Insomnia 82.4% 7.7% 5.6% 1.4% 2.8%
Irregular Heartbeat 93.5% 6.5% 0% 0% 0%
Leg and/or Foot Cramping 77.7% 4.6% 12.3% 4.6% 0.8%
Loss of Taste 94.6% 1.5% 1.5% 1.5% 0.8%
Mood Swings 90.3% 6.5% 0% 3.2% 0%
Muscle Cramping 77.4% 9.7% 12.9% 0% 0%
Nausea 87.9% 5.7% 4.3% 1.4% 0.7%
Sensitivity to Light 87.1% 6.5% 3.2% 3.2% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 80.6% 3.2% 9.7% 3.2% 3.2%
Skin Rash 92.8% 1.8% 5.4% 0% 0%
Slow Heartbeat 93.8% 4.6% 1.5% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 77.4% 9.7% 6.5% 6.5% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Lisinopril Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 86.4% 5% 4.3% 3.6% 0.7%
Anemia 98.2% 0.9% 0.9% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 82% 5.8% 8.6% 2.9% 0.7%
Cough 76.3% 9.4% 6.5% 5% 2.9%
Decrease in Blood Pressure 63.6% 13.3% 16.1% 6.3% 0.7%
Dry Mouth 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Elevated Blood Sugar 93.5% 2.9% 2.2% 0.7% 0.7%
Fever 97.3% 0.9% 0.9% 0.9% 0%
Gout 95.7% 3.6% 0% 0% 0.7%
Hair Growth 95.7% 2.9% 0% 0.7% 0.7%
Hair Loss 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Heartburn 84.4% 9.2% 3.5% 2.1% 0.7%
Irregular Heartbeat 86.5% 6.3% 3.6% 2.7% 0.9%
Kidney Damage 98.6% 0.7% 0.7% 0% 0%
Leg and/or Foot Cramping 45.5% 36.4% 18.2% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 80% 8.6% 3.6% 5.7% 2.1%
Reduced Libido 85.5% 3.2% 8.1% 1.6% 1.6%
Sexual Dysfunction 85.5% 5.5% 3.6% 3.6% 1.8%
Slow Heartbeat 77.8% 11.1% 11.1% 0% 0%
Stuffy Nose 80% 10.7% 5% 3.6% 0.7%
Swelling around the Eyes 94.3% 2.9% 2.9% 0% 0%
Swelling of Extremities 89.2% 6.3% 3.6% 0.9% 0%
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Episodes since taking Lisinopril
Since taking Lisinopril Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 1.4%
Fall 2.8%
Hallucination 0.5%
Heart attack 0.5%
Hospitalization 1.9%
Stroke 0.9%
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24 Sep 2015 I had a problem with if it work's for you fine But keep a eye on your overall health
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12 Oct 2014 After 5 weeks on lisinopril I developed very painful hemorrhoids. I will be switching med's as soon as I can get an appointment with my doctor.
   —Posted by GiantsFan7
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17 Dec 2013 LOSING MY HAIR AFTER 2 YEARS....SLOWLY TAKES TIME TO FINALLY NOTE SOMETHING IS REALLY WRONG DONE A LOT OF READING ON LINE HAVE DOCTOR APPT. TO DO SOMETHING...CHANGE MEDS COUGH....DIARREHA.....GOUT.....JOINT PAIN....BACK PAIN
   —Posted by JM
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17 Jan 2013 After using hctz for a year and it not lowering my bp but only increasing urination my doctor switched me to Lisinopril. I was in an emotional state and quit most of my meds. When I quit my 800mg motrin (nsaid I've been taking for over 6 years 3 x daily) my body deflated, I felt like a new woman. However at my checkups my bp was still running very high for my height, weight, etc.. was about 169/105. They told me if I didn't start the drug I was looking at an enlarged heart and more medical problems in the future. All my recent labs that were done about a mont ago came back fine except for my sodium, its low. So I feel like Lisinopril yes in fact does bring my bp down but I have all these other side effects that make me feel like I'm not sure its worth it. The doctor prescribed 20 mg to start and I started wtih half a tablet 10mg and after a couple weeks find that it's still too strong. So I went down to 5mg and I think I'm doing okay but have been taking decongestants for a sinus problem that I've had for over 4 monts. Those guys just increased my zyrtek from 5mg to 10mg daily. It helps but makes me sleepy too. I guess I should get a second or even a third opinion on all this. I'm just getting sick of taking medicine for ailments that seem to casue more problems with the body and then the doctors just want to add something else for me to take. (exhale) Basically I feel this is what I would consider a trash drug for my body. It makes me feel worse (too many side effects). / :
   —Posted by TooYoung2FeelThisDamOld!
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11 Jul 2012 Within 2 months I started to have terrible hemorrhoids. Creams and ointments didn't work. I was taking up to 6 advil a day just to manage the pain. I stopped taking Lisinopril and in a weeks time my hemorrhoids were completely gone. Whats the point of this drug, you take it to lower blood pressure then you get excruciating painful hemorrhoids which only raise your blood pressure.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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11 Jul 2012 my guess is that you were taking lisinopril hctz, the hctz is a diuretic and causes me the same problem, it seems to happen whether I take the diuretic with lisinopril or alone.
   —Posted by lynneb



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