Prinivil Side Effects
Common side effects of Prinivil include fatigue, dizziness, and extremely low blood pressure. Rare side effects -- seen in less than 1 percent of people taking the drug -- include fainting, pelvic pain, and anemia. Serious reactions to Prinivil should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider, such as difficulty breathing, decreases in the amount of urine produced, and unexplained blisters on the skin.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Prinivil® (lisinopril). However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it well. If side effects do occur, they are generally mild and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Prinivil has been studied in several groups of people with different conditions. Because the groups were so different, the side effects are broken down by group. These groups include people with:
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Prinivil. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
High Blood Pressure
Prinivil has been studied extensively in clinical trials for people with high blood pressure. In these studies, side effects are always documented. The most common Prinivil side effects, occurring in more than 1 percent of people with high blood pressure, were:
- Body weakness (asthenia)
- Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting when standing from a sitting or lying-down position
- Extremely low blood pressure
- Cough (see Lisinopril Cough)
- Upper respiratory infections, such as the flu or common cold
- Unexplained rash
- Impotence or erectile dysfunction (see Lisinopril Sexual Side Effects).
Most people do not need to stop taking Prinivil because of side effects. In previous research studies, 5.7 percent of people stopped taking the drug because of such problems.
Chest pain and back pain were also noted in clinical studies in people with high blood pressure. However, these side effects occurred at a higher rate in those people taking the placebo, which is just a sugar pill that contains no active ingredients.