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A 45-year-old male asked:

Can 5mg lisinopril cause weight gain?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
No: Unless one has renal artery stenosis that is aggravated by Lisinopril (or other ace inhibitor) leading to fluid retention eg edema, I have not read or heard about Lisinopril causing weight gain. Check out http://www.Drugs.Com/sfx/lisinopril-side-effects.Html for some side effects associated w/lisinopril.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Maybe 6 months: While clinical studies show link between Lisinopril and weight gain, it is unclear if this is actually because of medication or due to something else.If the weight gain is rapid, this may be a sign of congestive heart failure and should be reported to your healthcare provider. If you are taking Lisinopril and weight gain occurs gradually, try increasing your exercise or eating heart friendly diet.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 30 years experience
Yes.Report to doctor: Should this occur, report it to your doctor immediately. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0046064/#ddic602023.side_effects_section.

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