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I lost my sense of taste taking zestril (lisinopril)?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Zestril (lisinopril) side effects

Acei's like zestril (lisinopril) cause an increase in bradykinin which typically increases causes cough or hoarseness.
Sometimes this can affect taste receptors on the tongue, though that would be less common than the cough that occurs in 5-10% cases.

In brief: Zestril (lisinopril) side effects

Acei's like zestril (lisinopril) cause an increase in bradykinin which typically increases causes cough or hoarseness.
Sometimes this can affect taste receptors on the tongue, though that would be less common than the cough that occurs in 5-10% cases.
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