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Review: could Lisinopril cause Angioedema?

Summary: Angioedema is found among people who take Lisinopril, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.

We study 93,714 people who have side effects while taking Lisinopril from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,663 have Angioedema. Find out below who they are, when they have Angioedema and more.

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Lisinopril

Lisinopril has active ingredients of lisinopril. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 99,202 Lisinopril users)

Angioedema

Angioedema (rapid swelling of the dermis) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, type 2 diabetes. (latest reports from 10,316 Angioedema patients)

On Jan, 12, 2015: 93,714 people reported to have side effects when taking Lisinopril. Among them, 1,663 people (1.77%) have Angioedema.

Trend of Angioedema in Lisinopril reports

Time on Lisinopril when people have Angioedema * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Angioedema25.57%21.82%10.37%11.25%18.07%8.49%4.44%

Gender of people who have Angioedema when taking Lisinopril * :

FemaleMale
Angioedema23.80%76.20%

Age of people who have Angioedema when taking Lisinopril * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Angioedema0.00%0.00%0.00%0.50%2.12%7.78%27.02%62.58%

Severity of Angioedema when taking Lisinopril ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Angioedema9.09%27.27%36.36%27.27%

How people recovered from Angioedema ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Angioedema50.00%25.00%25.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (1,160 people, 69.75%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (48 people, 2.89%)
  3. Pain (41 people, 2.47%)
  4. Cardiac failure congestive (18 people, 1.08%)
  5. Prophylaxis (16 people, 0.96%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (127 people, 7.64%)
  2. Hydrochlorothiazide (89 people, 5.35%)
  3. Simvastatin (77 people, 4.63%)
  4. Atenolol (43 people, 2.59%)
  5. Amlodipine (40 people, 2.41%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

lfp (6 days ago):

I had taken Lisinpril for several years. But one afternoon my lips were getting bigger and bigger. Shortly after that my voice got hoarse. Then I had problems breathing which led me to the ER and was moved to another hospital by ambulance.
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Rjs (4 years ago):

Your statistics are not
corrected for frequency of use and are therefore misleading.
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  • cAUSED SWELLING TO THE FACE AND THROAT, I COULDNT TALK

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • on med for only 3 months, lips, tongue and throat swelled, Could not swallow or speak from swellingm of the throast, could only get out whispers. Started having trouble breathing, called 911 and was given IV in ambulance and drugs to help me breathe. Taken to hospital and kept overnight and given more meds to help ease the swelling. Was released the next day with prescriptions for steroids, pepcid and an epi pen. Was a severe and horrible experience. The doctor told me to immediately stop the lisinipril 10 mg, that it was known to cause this allergic reaction even after taking it for long periods of time.

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