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What are the long term side effects of lisinopril?

What are the long term side effects of lisinopril?

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! ...Read more

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How should I get rid of cefuroxime side effects. ?

How should I get rid of cefuroxime  side effects. ?

Which effects?: Predominantly gi, with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Generally just stop taking the drug. ...Read more

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Resubmit: can a 20 mg. Non-coated/scored lisinopril tablet (rx 1x daily)be divided in 1/2 for am & pm to decrease side effects (seems to work for me)?

Yes: If you are having side effects however you should talk to your doctor to make sure that you are not taking too much and having low blood pressures. You can also check your blood pressure at home and show the numbers to your dr. Dividing Lisinopril into two doses is not an issue and may actually give you more even blood pressure control. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of lisinopril?

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! ...Read more

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How long do sexual side effects of lisinopril last after discontinuing?

How long do sexual side effects of lisinopril last after discontinuing?

Lisinopril : What sexual side effects are you talking about? Lisinopril is a medication taking daily. After 48 hours being off the drug, it has been metabolized by your body and it should be out of your system. Any side effects caused by the drug should be gone by that time. Please call the physician who prescribed the drug for you for more information. ...Read more

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Does Benicar (olmesartan) have fewer side effects than lisinopril?

Does Benicar (olmesartan) have fewer side effects than lisinopril?

ARB's vs ACEI: Benicar (olmesartan) an arb works similarly in many ways to lisiniopril (acei). They both block at different points in the renin-angiotensin system. A by-product of the acei however is a buildup in a chemical called bradykinin, which can produce throt irritation and a dry cough in 5-10% patients. A cough like this is much less likely with an arb agent like benicar (olmesartan). ...Read more

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Does Benicar (olmesartan) have lesser side effects than lisinopril?

Does Benicar (olmesartan) have lesser side effects than lisinopril?

User dependent: Both Benicar (olmesartan) and Lisinopril are used to treat high blood pressure. Both block the effects of angiotension--a hormone that causes constriction of blood vessels and increases blood pressure. Lisinopril has been available for several years and is available as a generic (cheaper) but can cause an annoying cough. Benicar (olmesartan) is a newer drug and is more expensive. Both can cause high potassium levels. ...Read more

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Has anyone suffered sexual side effects from lisinopril or benicar (olmesartan)?

Few.: Ace inhibitors and arbs are sexually safe for the vast majority of users. The antihypertensives with the greatest sexual side effects are thiazide diuretics and beta blockers. Clonidine (catapres) rates high as well. The drugs from the calcium blocker family are also generally sex side-effects free. ...Read more

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