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I was on lisinopril HCZT which in layman's terms means it also contained a diuretic as part of the formula. After studying the side effects (which I am apparently susceptible to), I had my doctor take off the HCZT (diuretic portion). I was experiencing irregular heart beat and when laying on my left side at night, I was very aware of my heart beating, and could not sleep. I found out that diuretics deplete your potassium levels, which of course play a role in regulating your heart beat etc.
Little did I know there are a HOST of other serious side effects until recently. I am now drinking one of my home made celery, apple, cucumber, baby spinach type green smoothies every day after reading about how well celery works on lowering blood pressure without the side effects associated with drugs.
I wold much rather eliminate blood pressure, and other maladies of human kind, by changing my diet, avoiding certain foods altogether and eating more of the foods that God intended for us to eat to keep well.
Here is a partial list of side effects of Lisinopril:
If these are not enough to scare you into taking action and responsibility for your own health and doing some research, then I don't know what is:
Serious Side Effects of Lisinopril
Some side effects of lisinopril should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- Unexplained swelling of the head or neck (including the face, lips, tongue, or throat)
- Unexplained swelling of the hands and/or feet
- Unexplained skin rash
- Unexplained blisters or peeling of the skin
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting spells
- Abdominal pain (stomach pain), with or without vomiting
- Any symptoms that might suggest an infection, such as a fever or sore throat
- Decrease in the amount of urine produced.
Rare side effects of lisinopril occur in less than 1 percent of people taking the drug. Because these side effects are so uncommon, it is difficult to tell whether they are actually caused by the medication or by something else.
Some of these possible side effects include but are not limited to:
- Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
- Allergic reactions
- Transient ischemic attacks (TIA or "mini-stroke")
- Fainting (syncope)
- Pelvic pain
- Heart palpitations
- Irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmia)
- Diabetes mellitus
- Weight loss
- Weight gain (see Lisinopril and Weight Gain)
- Joint pain
- Herpes zoster
- Hair loss (see Lisinopril and Hair Loss)
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Memory impairment.
- A decreased sex drive (libido).
- Erectile dysfunction. This is usually defined as a total inability to achieve erection, an inconsistent ability to do so, or a tendency to sustain only brief erections. Ultimately, erectile dysfunction is the repeated inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. Erectile dysfunction is also known as ED or impotence.
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