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A 51-year-old member asked:

what are the long term side effects of lisinopril?

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Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 18 years experience
High potassium: Its a great drug and i write it often, but u need to check for high potassium occ. Some people's also can develop a chronic cough.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 32 years experience
Overall safe: Most common is a nuisance cough. Most serious is swelling of lips and throat which can cause breathing difficulties. Rash can occur. There may be a worsening of kidney function rarely if you have blockage in blood vessels to both kidneys. Sometimes it can also cause high potassium. Overall it is a safe, inexpensive and very useful medicine!

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A 28-year-old member asked:

For lisinopril, how soon after consuming the medication does it begin to act?

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Dr. Allen Fein
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Very quickly!: A great way to answer your question yourself, would be to purchase an inexpensive home BP unit (i like omron), and simply monitor your BP every hour or two. You should see results within hours.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

Should one take an old prescription of lisinopril?

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Dr. GANESAN RAJASEKARAN
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Depends,: The original bottle will have a 'discard date'. If not avalable, it is safer to refill the rx, as the generic form can be bought for less than $4 for a month supply in some pharmacies.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Are there any long term side effects of taking zestril (lisinopril)?

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Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Not really: Zestril (lisinopril) is a very commonly prescribed medication for high blood pressure, and is very effective for blood pressure control. Although less than 10% of patients will experience side effects, the two most common are: light-headedness and cough.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How about side effects of prinivil (lisinopril)?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Cough: Prinivil (lisinopril) is part of a drug class called an ace inhibitor. The more common side effects associated with this medicine is cough and a mild elevation in potassium. More side effects are angioedema (swelling of your tongure and larynx area) and renal failure.
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What are side effects of an overdosage of lisinopril?

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Lisiniopril: Overdsage f lisiniopril cokd result in low bp, light headedness, and symptoms of orthostasis/syncope.

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