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Review: could Lisinopril cause Short-term memory loss?

Summary: Short-term memory loss could be caused by Lisinopril, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 93,292 people who have side effects while taking Lisinopril from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,535 have Short-term memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Short-term memory loss and more.

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Lisinopril

Lisinopril (latest outcomes from 98,719 users) has active ingredients of lisinopril. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Short-term memory loss

Short-term memory loss (latest reports from 461,503 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 93,287 people reported to have side effects when taking Lisinopril. Among them, 1,534 people (1.64%) have Short-term Memory Loss. They amount to 0.33% of all the 461,336 people who have Short-term Memory Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Short-term memory loss in Lisinopril reports

Time on Lisinopril when people have Short-term memory loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Short-term memory loss7.69%15.38%6.41%16.67%29.49%16.67%7.69%

Gender of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Lisinopril * :

FemaleMale
Short-term memory loss57.84%42.16%

Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Lisinopril * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Short-term memory loss0.00%0.16%0.23%0.70%2.87%16.52%26.38%53.14%

Severity of Short-term memory loss when taking Lisinopril ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Short-term memory loss13.46%71.15%13.46%1.92%

How people recovered from Short-term memory loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Short-term memory loss0.00%8.00%92.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (263 people, 17.14%)
  2. Depression (223 people, 14.54%)
  3. Pain (124 people, 8.08%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (104 people, 6.78%)
  5. Anxiety (94 people, 6.13%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (459 people, 29.92%)
  2. Simvastatin (262 people, 17.08%)
  3. Lipitor (216 people, 14.08%)
  4. Lasix (207 people, 13.49%)
  5. 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 (12 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
Thamks Max
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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
Jane
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