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Review: could Lisinopril cause Depression?

Summary: Depression is found among people who take Lisinopril, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, 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, 2,665 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

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Lisinopril

Lisinopril has active ingredients of lisinopril. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 99,224 Lisinopril users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 276,944 Depression patients)

On Jan, 24, 2015: 93,714 people reported to have side effects when taking Lisinopril. Among them, 2,665 people (2.84%) have Depression.

Trend of Depression in Lisinopril reports

Time on Lisinopril when people have Depression * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Depression16.37%12.28%8.77%8.19%31.58%14.62%8.19%

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Lisinopril * :

FemaleMale
Depression54.65%45.35%

Age of people who have Depression when taking Lisinopril * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depression0.00%0.00%0.35%1.63%4.95%18.51%33.35%41.21%

Severity of Depression when taking Lisinopril ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Depression7.14%55.71%28.57%8.57%

How people recovered from Depression ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Depression5.71%22.86%71.43%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (593 people, 22.25%)
  2. Depression (434 people, 16.29%)
  3. Smoking cessation therapy (314 people, 11.78%)
  4. Pain (211 people, 7.92%)
  5. Anxiety (176 people, 6.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (625 people, 23.45%)
  2. Lasix (487 people, 18.27%)
  3. Lipitor (393 people, 14.75%)
  4. Furosemide (359 people, 13.47%)
  5. Chantix (355 people, 13.32%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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