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Lisinopril side effects

Lisinopril side effects are listed below. As with the majority of drugs there are some side effects which some people may experience.

Lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor which was developed by Merck and co. and it works by inhibiting the body’s production of the enzyme which narrows the arteries. It has differences with other ACE Inhibitor drugs in that it is not metabolized by the liver, it is dissolved by water and it has a long half life and tissue penetration.

Lisinopril side effects

Lisinopril side effects

Like most medicines Lisinopril may cause side effects. Generally side effects of Lisinopril are minor in nature and require little or no treatment.

However some people who take Lisinopril may be subject to one or some of the following Lisinopril side effects and in a small number of people there can be allergic reactions or serious side effects:

Less serious side effects could be:

  • A cough
  • Headaches, experience dizziness or become drowsy
  • Feel some itching or skin rash
  • Upset stomach, feel sick, diarrehea or be subject to vomiting
  • Indigestion or cramps
  • Joint pain
  • Feel in a depressed mood
  • Yellowing eyes or skin in other words jaundice

Some people may experience an allergic reaction to Lisinopril such as:

  • Swelling of the tongue, lips, throat or face
  • Difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  • Stomach pains
  • Skin hives or rash

In some cases more serious side effects could be experienced as follows:

  • Feeling faint or feeling like you could pass out
  • Feeling weak  or tired, strange heavy or uneven heart beats
  • Low blood pressure
  • Not emptying your bladder or urinating much less than usual, kidney problems
  • Chest pains
  • Flaky dry skin
  • Filling feverish, achy or flu like symptoms
  • Gaining weight or swelling up
  • Erectile dysfunction

If you experience serious side effects with Lisinopril  see your doctor quickly.

The most common side effect in those people who get any at all is headache or dizziness which ranges in severity.