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What are the side effects of lisinopril?

The side effects of lisinopril can vary depending on what condition is being treated. Common side effects in those taking lisinopril for high blood pressure include: fatigue; nausea; diarrhea; vomiting; cough; dizziness; fainting; weakness in the body or asthenia; headaches; upper respiratory infections; erectile dysfunction; rash. Common side effects in those taking lisinopril for congestive heart failure include: headaches; diarrhea; dizziness; abdominal pain; chest pain; excessively low blood pressure; rash; upper respiratory infection. Common side effects in those taking lisinopril after a heart attack include kidney problems and excessively low blood pressure. Serious side effects of lisinopril include: swelling of the face, eyes, mouth, lips, tongue or throat; rash; swelling of the feet or hands; blisters; skin peeling; itching; difficulty swallowing; difficulty breathing; dizziness; fainting spells; abdominal pain; fever, chills or other signs of infection; and decreased urine production. If you experience any of these side effects while taking lisinopril, talk to your doctor right away. Rare side effects that happen in less than one percent of those who take lisinopril include: allergic reactions; stroke; heart attack; pelvic pain; fainting; transient ischemic attacks (TIA); heart palpitations; arrhythmia; heartburn; pancreatitis; anemia; weight gain; weight loss; diabetes; joint pain; herpes zoster; gout; insomnia; memory impairment; urinary tract infections; and hair loss.


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