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Benicar

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/ 9,589 posts
Other Names: Olmesartan

Lisinopril

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/ 28,552 posts
Other Names: Zestril   Prinivil
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 9,589 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 28,552 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Olmesartan medoxomil (trade names: Benicar in the US, Olmetec in EU and Canada, WinBP, Golme in India, Erastapex in Egypt) is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist used to treat hypertension... Read more on Wikipedia
Lisinopril is a drug of the ACE inhibitor class that is primarily used in treatment of hypertension, congestive heart failure, and myocardial infarction and also in preventing kidney and retinal complications of diabetes mellitus. Its indications, contr... Read more on Wikipedia
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By John F
July 2, 2014
John F wrote
Fatigue with Lisinopril
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By Cherie
June 14, 2014
Cherie wrote
Lisinopril
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By Barbara
May 7, 2014
Barbara wrote
Lisinopril
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By whoneedslsd?
February 6, 2014
whoneedslsd? wrote
Benicar and hallucinations
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By Denise
February 3, 2014
Denise wrote
Hemorrhoid
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Check out the celery juice cure combined with deep breathing relaxation. I stopped after 2 yrs taking 20 mg Lisinopril and once I got through the rebound effect can't believe how much better I feel and so far celery working!
Esther  |  April 11, 2014
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By Buni
February 2, 2014
Buni wrote
HORRIBLE GAGGING COUGH
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I have the same issue. I just started on Lisinopril and I wake up in the night with a terrible, strangling cough. It can take me an hour or two to get it under control. I'm probably going to need a new med.
Helena  |  April 26, 2014
I think dry cough is one of the listed side effects
April 11, 2014
I don't know if lisinopril cause you to cough,but mind start at bedtime every night. cough all nite 20 mg/12.5 mg.
DD  |  February 19, 2014
Agree with you. My husband was on it for years. They increased his dosage cough started had cough for 2 months then was taken off it. I had swollen ankles from another bp drug got taken off as bp was high BUT was also on Naproxon which can cause hbp .Was put on Lisinopril got cough, husband said it your meds but l thought l would try a month. Cough is really bad can't sleep. Horrible in public when you can't stop coughing at checkouts! So going back today to doctors as l am diving in Red sea
Jen  |  February 18, 2014
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By Dianne Moore
January 1, 2014
Dianne Moore wrote
Lisinopril
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By Dee Rooks
November 29, 2013
Dee Rooks wrote
Lisinopril and Nightmares
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By Rose2Ian
November 21, 2013
Rose2Ian wrote
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By Julie
October 24, 2013
Julie wrote
Lisinopril & Swollen feet
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By tom
September 22, 2013
tom wrote
lisinopril amounts
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By Bob
September 9, 2013
Bob wrote
Lisinopril
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By Alex
August 25, 2013
Alex wrote
Hearing loss and lisnopril
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By Lonnie
August 6, 2013
Lonnie wrote
lisinopril and anxiety
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By Rozanne
August 3, 2013
Rozanne wrote
tendonitis caused by Lisinopril (prescribed for high blood pressure)
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By Priscilla
August 3, 2013
Priscilla wrote
Lisinopril and wrinkles
1006views
I am experiencing the same problem. It just dont feel good it in general. I had diabetes and got rid of that. Lost a lot if weight. Tomorrow I am cutting down to 5 mg a day instead of 10. I wish that I had never been out on it. I have majors leg and joint pain. I exercise a lot and I hurt more than I did before I lost weight and got on this med.
Annette  |  March 3, 2014
Hum maybe that is what has happened to my arms also.
A.J.  |  January 14, 2014
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What patients are saying about Benicar vs. Lisinopril

337 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
because of the cost. Got severe cough....could hardly...
...then switched to Lisinopril because of the cost. Got severe cough....could hardly function....got off Lisinopril and back onto Benicar, but still have the cough, but not as...
due to the side effects of Lisinopril. I have had a...
...the Benicar due to the side effects of Lisinopril. I have had a few episodes of dizziness and morning nasal congestion. I would rather deal ...the Lisinopril. The Benicar controls my BP and I...
switched from Lisinipril to Benicar. This has helped...
...from Lisinipril to Benicar. This has helped me with less phlem and cough. I...
gave me a terrible cough too. So bad that I even...
Lisinipril gave me a terrible cough too. So bad that ...effect. Anyway, when I switched to Benicar it...
for six months and had that awful dry, fake-sounding cough...
...months and had that awful dry, fake-sounding cough and asked my doctor what was wrong. He said it was the lisinopril... that he hears it all the time. He switched me to Benicar samples...
Sever dry cough increased causing sleep problems...
...After 7 months on Lisinopril urination increased dramatically. Sever dry cough increased causing sleep problems. Tightness in neck, shoulders ...Dr is now switching me to Benicar to hopefully...
one month I got a cough from hell! I've had allergies...
...and had me take lisinopril instead. After one month I got a cough from hell! I've had allergies, so my doctor and ...caused by lisinopril. I was changed to Benicar and am slowly getting over...
cough and not being able to sleep at night. I hate this...
...Benicar....lisinopril was driving me crazy with the constant cough and not being ...
was changed to Lisinopril because of the price of Benicar...
...attack the next day. I had not missed any of my meds, and was changed to Lisinopril because of the price of Benicar. I had the same side effects and still have the sore throat. It's been about...
furiously on lisinopril and coughed furiously on Benicar...
I coughed furiously on lisinopril and coughed furiously on Benicar (Now I'm thinking some of the Benicar coughing could have been from the terrible pollen this year.) Anyway, I'm starting...
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