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 Hypertension . We study 117,136 people who have side effects while taking Lisinopril from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,154 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 Lisinopril 164,525 users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with suicidal ideation, pain, drug ineffective, insomnia, fatigue (latest reports from 355,810 Depression patients).

On Sep, 14, 2016

117,136 people reported to have side effects when taking Lisinopril.
Among them, 3,154 people (2.69%) have Depression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lisinopril cause Depression?

Time on Lisinopril when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.02 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.81 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.42 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 31.25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.1 %
  • 10+ years: 9.9 %

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Lisinopril *:

  • female: 55.81 %
  • male: 44.19 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Lisinopril *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.04 %
  • 10-19: 0.39 %
  • 20-29: 2.07 %
  • 30-39: 5.08 %
  • 40-49: 18.59 %
  • 50-59: 33.35 %
  • 60+: 40.49 %

Severity if Depression when taking Lisinopril **:

  • least: 8.45 %
  • moderate: 54.93 %
  • severe: 28.17 %
  • most severe: 8.45 %

How people recovered from Depression **:

  • while on drug: 8.33 %
  • after off the drug: 25.0 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (752 people, 23.84%)
  • Depression (512 people, 16.23%)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (326 people, 10.34%)
  • Pain (261 people, 8.28%)
  • Anxiety (222 people, 7.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (635 people, 20.13%)
  • Lasix (503 people, 15.95%)
  • Lipitor (441 people, 13.98%)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (401 people, 12.71%)
  • Furosemide (380 people, 12.05%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (1,381 people, 43.79%)
  • Pain (1,022 people, 32.40%)
  • Fatigue (640 people, 20.29%)
  • Injury (635 people, 20.13%)
  • Nausea (547 people, 17.34%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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