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A 57-year-old male asked:

what would the side effects be from taking lisinopril and metoproplol be?

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Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 28 years experience
Fatigue: Anytime you treat blood pressure you can have fatigue and sexual side effects which are usually transiet. Lisinopril can cause a dry cough in about 25% of people. Metoprolol can cause low heart rate and at times cough and nightmare.
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Side effects: Both Lisinopril (l) and metroplol (m) treat hypertension and are from different classes of drugs that do so. L can cause a dry cough that is worse at night. It can also cause nausea, vomiting, skin rash and swelling of the lips. M can cause fatigue, upset stomach, loss of erectile function in men and a headache. Using them together does not increase any side effect to occur more commonly.

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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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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 51-year-old member asked:

What are the long term side effects of lisinopril?

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Dr. Rodney Samaan
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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.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

Should one take an old prescription of lisinopril?

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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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