Review: could Lisinopril cause Short-term memory loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 8, 2014)
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We study 88,661 people who take Lisinopril. Among them, 1,534 have Short-term memory loss. See who they are, when they have Short-term memory loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lisinopril (latest outcomes from 98,622 users) has active ingredients of lisinopril. It is often used in high blood pressure, blood pressure management. Commonly reported side effects of Lisinopril include nausea, nausea aggravated, breathing difficulty, dyspnoea exacerbated, fatigue.
Short-term memory loss
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On Mar, 5, 2014: 88,661 people reported to have side effects when taking Lisinopril. Among them, 1,534 people (1.73%) have Short-term Memory Loss.
Time on Lisinopril when people have Short-term memory loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Short-term memory loss||7.69%||15.38%||6.41%||16.67%||29.49%||16.67%||7.69% |
Gender of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Lisinopril * :
|Short-term memory loss||57.84%||42.16% |
Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Lisinopril * :
|Short-term memory loss||0.00%||0.16%||0.23%||0.70%||2.87%||16.52%||26.38%||53.14% |
Severity of Short-term memory loss when taking Lisinopril ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Short-term memory loss||13.46%||71.15%||13.46%||1.92% |
How people recovered from Short-term memory loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Short-term memory loss||0.00%||8.00%||92.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (263 people, 17.14%)
- Depression (223 people, 14.54%)
- Pain (124 people, 8.08%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (104 people, 6.78%)
- Anxiety (94 people, 6.13%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (459 people, 29.92%)
- Simvastatin (262 people, 17.08%)
- Lipitor (216 people, 14.08%)
- Lasix (207 people, 13.49%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (190 people, 12.39%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
max halbrook (10 months ago):
My wife was on lisnoprill for eighteen years plus then i read an article about lisnoprill stateing it may cause memory loss and mood swings,its cause and effect were the lisnoprill crosses a blood brain barrier in which medication has the affect of memory loss and mood swings, after this summary i talked to a pharmist and ask him to look in his drug book and to find a bp medication that does not cross the blood brain barrier he came up with lozatin-aka cozzar i ask my dr. to change bp meds and he said ok so my wife has been on lozarrtin for about sixteen months and inotice she has not gotten any worse and is staying about the same i truely believe its helping.
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Eileen (2 years ago):
My husband has been taking lisinopril for one year now and it was increasingly affected his short term memory. He is 70 years old and before lisinopril his memory was excellent. We will talk to his doctor about a different medication as this is affecting his mood and his memory. Thank you everyone for posting your stories.
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Max Halbrook (2 years ago):
I am talking for my wife jane,jane has short term memory loss and upon doeing some reasearch i have found that lsnopril has the problem of memory loss and mood swings. i understand that taking the linopril out of her system will help.
to take the lisnopril out of her, i have read that neodialisis proceedure will eradicate the lisnopril in janes body.i talked to my local pharmest and he looked up another replacement witch is cozaar, i asked the pharmest to find one that does not cross the blood brain barrier and he came up with cozaar, at this writing im am about to aproach my dr. and see if he thinks it has some merrit i would like to hear from anyone with similer problems
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jane (2 years ago):
I have been on lisinopril for about fourteen years,in the last two years i started getting short term memory loss it seems to be getting worse,upon reading articles i have heard that taking a dialisis that it would take all of the lisinopril out of my blood i wonder if the rest of my body is titraded with the lisinopril that the dialisis would do any good? or may be a series of dialisis would help. any body out there that has had this proceedure? any body want to talk about this please respond
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