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Lisinopril Liver Damage

Lisinopril, also known as Zestril and Prinivil, is an ACE inhibitor used to control high blood pressure. In the past few years Lisinopril side effects have been linked to Lisinopril liver damage and Lisinopril liver failure. Both liver damage and liver failure are life-threatening and often fatal. Lisinopril lawyers are reviewing claims and looking into a Lisinopril lawsuit.

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Lisinopril Liver Damage

lisinoprilhighbloodpressure Generic Lisinopril, often misspelled as linisiprol, linisopril or lisiniprol, is sold under the brand names Prinivil and Zestril. Lisinopril is used to control high blood pressure and treat congestive heart failure, and belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. Lisinopril combined with hydrochlorothiazide, is marketed by a number of pharmaceutical companies to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Hydrochlorothiazide is a water pill (thiazide diuretic) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention. Recent findings in patients taking lisinopril indicate a risk for lisinopril liver damage or lisinopril liver failure. 

Lisinopril and Liver Transplant

tylenolliverbiopsy Most complaints stem from people who were prescribed lisinopril combined with hydrochlorothiazide. Because most liver damage complaints have occurred within the last few years, it is speculated that there may be a generic formulary now marketed without clinical studies. Lisinopril was the third ACE inhibitor introduced to the market in the early 1990s.

Two recent cases have confirmed that lisinopril directly caused the destruction of the patient’s liver and in each case it was nearly fatal: Both patients required liver transplants. Both lisinopril users are young adults in their 30s with no prior history of liver problems and they both took lisinopril for a relatively short time (one of the victims, a young and healthy mother, took it for 6 weeks). Their hospital and medical records and medical personnel attribute causation of liver destruction to lisinopril.

According to a 1995 report by PubMED, chronic hepatitis and liver damage can be caused by lisinopril.

Lisinopril Warnings

drugsideeffects To date, the lisinopril product labeling indicates that it may cause liver damage and not liver failure. ( Lisinopril does contain a black box warning which states that ACE inhibitor drugs that act directly on the renin-angiotensin system can cause injury and even death to a developing fetus when used during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy.)

According to one manufacturer, if the liver cannot process lisinopril, it is simply flushed out through the kidneys, but in some people the medication is being stored in the liver.

Although acute liver failure (ALF) mostly affects young people who are otherwise healthy, it can occur in people of all ages. A phD in pharmacology has confirmed that Lisinopril “contains all the ingredients that makes it hazardous and it has the ability to destroy the liver in young adults.” However, it is possible that the drug can destroy anyone’s liver—at any age.

ALF encompasses both fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) and subfulminant hepatic failure (also known as late-onset hepatic failure). FHF usually occurs within eight weeks of the onset of symptoms in a patient with a previously healthy liver, while subfulminant hepatic failure typically occurs in patients with liver disease for up to 26 weeks before the development of hepatic encephalopathy—a worsening of brain function that occurs when the liver is no longer able to remove toxic substances in the blood.

Lisinopril Liver Damage Symptoms

Lisinopril is just one of more than 900 drugs, toxins and herbs that can cause liver injury, making drug-induced hepatic injury the most common reason to withdraw an approved drug.

Signs of such liver damage include dark urine, fatigue, jaundice, nausea and stomach/abdominal pain. Read more: lisinopril side effects for more information on lisinopril side effects and precautions.

Lisinopril Lawsuits

Attorneys have been contacted by lisinopril consumers nationwide reporting liver damage or failure and they are currently reviewing those medical records. If you have experienced Lisinopril liver damage or failure, you should seek legal help. Lisinopril claims allege that the manufacturer has designed and distributed a dangerous drug without appropriate testing and without giving all the warning signs to doctors and patients.

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Last updated on Jun-28-11

LISINOPRIL LEGAL ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS

Lisinopril Suspected As Cause of Death
Lisinopril Suspected As Cause of Death Buffalo, NY: A negative impact on liver function is not amongst the more common Lisinopril side effects. Be that as it may, some patients taking the oft-prescribed treatment for high blood pressure have experienced Lisinopril liver damage, including a woman who posted to a blog in late 2010 that her (acute liver failure) was caused "by a blood pressure medicine called Lisinopril," Jennifer Roberts wrote in October of that year, by way of a post to the blog transplantcafe.com. "(Lisinopril) shut my liver down within six weeks. [READ MORE]

Gluten-Free, Lisinopril-Free?
Gluten-Free, Lisinopril-Free? Seattle, WA: Chances are, you know someone who is on a gluten-free diet to help treat digestive problems. This diet is fast rising in popularity, and at the same time, so is an increase in prescriptions for medications such as Lisinopril. But Lisinopril comes with serious side effects, including liver damage and digestive-tract problems, such as celiac disease and irritable bowel syndrome. It would be interesting to find out how many Lisinopril consumers believe they are wheat-intolerant and are on gluten-free diets [READ MORE]

Lisinopril—Hidden Dangers
Lisinopril—Hidden Dangers Las Vegas, NV: Many prescription drugs are as common as aspirin; it's no wonder that many consumers don't read warning labels or consider that a medication could be associated with side effects. Take Lisinopril, for instance. It is one of the most widely prescribed drugs in the US, and it also has the potential to harm a lot of people [READ MORE]



READER COMMENTS

Posted by
Ricardo
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Been taking Lisinopril for 11 years and have been experincing some bad side effects recently. Dizziness and ringing ears vertigo joint pain vague fatigue dry cough unable to talk without studering at times memory problems just to name a few.

Posted by
Jason Woolslager
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I was on lisinopril for 20 days and nobody knew what was going on with my pancreas. I was having severe pain in my abdominal areas and every time i eat the pain got worse. I was hospitalized the first time for 3 days 2 nights. Then approximately a week later the pain came back and it was worse. My blood pressure went up to 180/120 and they doubled my dosage. That caused my pancreas levels to sky rocket. I was transferred to IU health in Indianapolis and through cultures was told I was allergic to this medication. I had to have a stint put in my pancreas duct and that's only temporarily. I go back end of this month to have it removed and a bigger one put in for 4 weeks. Then hopefully the duct right off the pancreas will not collapse again.

Posted by
marquette brown
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I also been on lisinopril coughing that never quite.Also suffered dehydration after taking this drug.my doctor took me off this drug.

Posted by
Frank williams
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I have developed a really bad dry cough that really aches my back in the kidney area. I was taking lisinopril for about 3-4 years leading up to these issues and have since then been taken off but the cough back pains and dizziness due to constantly coughing still remains. I told my Dr about my issues and they precribed cough medication....WTH?!?!?!

Posted by
Don Francisco
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I have been on Lisinopril for high blood pressure for a number of years. I have developed a severe dry cough for the last two years and multiple episodes of laryngitis. Currently I have been without a voice for over five months now.I did recently see an Ear nose and throat Dr. He told me both issues were a direct result of being on Lisinopril, and to get off of the medication immediately! I've been off of it for a week now and still have the cough and laryngitis. Last night I went to the ER because of severe stomach pains. I had multiple scans and I was told that I have an enlarged liver. Do I have a lawsuit???

Posted by
Louisiana
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I have taken lisinopril for over 15 years.. I constantly have high liver enzymes and have had a dry cough. I always thought it was allergies. Now I know.

Posted by
cassandra hawkins
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I been taking lisinopril for 7 years about a month ago I woke up with a swollen lip went to ER had to be sedated, intubated, and placed on ventilator in ICU for 9 days

Posted by
Carla livingston
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I HAVE BEEN TAKING LISINOPRIL & I WAS HOSPITALIZE FOR SEVERAL DAYS WITH A SWOLLEN FACE, SWOLLEN LIPS, SWOLLEN TOUNGE,, THEY SAID I WAS N THE DANGER ZONE BECAUSE MY THROAT COULD OF SWOLLEN UP & IF THAT HAD HAPPEN I WOULD OF HAD TO GET A TREK DOWN MY THROAT, THANK GOD THAT, THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN, BUT I WAS MESSED UP REAL REAL BAD!!!!!!!

Posted by
New York
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My husband was on lisonopril for 9 years with no known side effects. Two days ago had tongue swelling and trouble breathing. We went to ER where he got needed help and is ok now. No more Lisonopril for him. If he has another allergic reaction we were told to call 911 as it will be more severe with each additional occurrence . Hope this is helpful to someone.

Posted by
Robert Miller
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Have kidney failer all the side effects blurred vision almost killed me 4times have medical Records need to set appointment to talk with lawyer about case

Posted by
Indiana
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I took Lisinopril for four years and during the last year, I ended up in the hospital twice for very low hematocrit and hemoglobin levels. I was given several blood transfusions both times. I have been off of this drug four months and my levels are staying at the normal ranges. I also had four liters of blood develop in my abdomen and had to have abdominal surgery to suction it out. That was in December 2014 and to this day, the doctors do not know where it came. Do I have a case?

Posted by
Michigan
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On May 31, 2014, the second day of taking Lisinopril, my tongue and throat swelled up. I made it to the ER, and ended up in a coma for five days, due to Angioedema. I almost died. I contacted the FDA. This medicine needs to be taken off the market.

Posted by
Georgia
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On June 17, 2013, my father was pronounced dead by an ER physician who stated that my father had angioedema in his tongue, throat, and upper airway so bad that it cut off his airway and caused him to go into cardiac arrest. She stated that she believed it to be due to the fact that he was taking Lisinopril at the time of his death because she had seen other patients who had experienced the exact same problems my father had while taking Lisinopril.

Posted by
Anonymous
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My dr at Ohsu here in Oregon wants me to go up on Lisinopril to 40 mg, in spite of high liver test results. Which is crazy really. I am not wanting to take this medication. My liver hurts and they dont care really.

Posted by
Washington
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My wife had been taking Lisinopril for several weeks when on Feb.12th.
2014 she suffered a severe reaction; within a couple of minutes her face throat and tongue swelled to where she could no longer breathe and her heart stopped. Her tongue and throat were so swollen the EMT’s had a hard time getting an airway. She is now in a nursing home in a vegetative state. This drug has destroyed our lives!

Posted by
Maine
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After 7 weeks on Lisinopril, my doctor said my liver tests were extremely high. He recommended I continue on Lisinopril despite adverse symptoms.

Posted by
Anonymous
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O n my second day off taking Lisinopril, my tongue swelled, and my throat closed-up. I was in a coma for 5 days, they tried to trachea me, but couldn"t do to swelling. They ended-up intubating me through my nose. There is a law firm called Smidt out of Dallas, that is interested in people who was affected by Lisinopril. Please call their number 1-866-xxx-xxxx. Right now because they think there may not be a lot of folks affected by it.

Posted by
Anonymous
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I'm 63year old woman and i been on lisinopril in the last. ten year and i have a lot of the side effects from lisinopril the dry cough. result in taking this drug i have kidney disease. and lost of hair muscle spasm in my stomach and leg`s I was seeing a doctor for my kidney my doctor pre this medications for my high blood pressure .

Posted by
Virginia
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I am a 44-year-old male and have been taking Lisinopril since I was 23 years of age. I have recently had a severe allergic reaction, which is known as angioedema. I woke up with my upper lip severely swollen, and shortly after my throat felt as though it was about to close up. Luckily my wife insisted that I go to the emergency room because she was concerned about my airway closing up. I later found out that this was a reaction from Lisinopril, which is an ace-inhibitor that treats blood pressure. I had to stay in the hospital for a couple of days as well as miss work. I was terrified how all of a sudden I had a deadly reaction from a medication that I had been taking for years.

Posted by
Georgia
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High enzyme levels of the liver, and allergic reaction causing swelling to my face and throat.

Posted by
Anonymous
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I took Lisinopril for about 2 months and developed a horrible hacking cough that would not go away. Could not even sleep at night. Switched to Atenolol and I am having the worst foot pains and leg cramps. Moving on to drug number three!

Posted by
Anonymous
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I was prescribed this blood pressure medication a little over 3 years ago. My decline in health soon began. I soon was unable to keep my balance and was severely SOB,horrible headaches, this went on and on, I complained to many times to count, and was even told it was due to my weight problem. Which bt the way I gained 45pds due to not being able to swim or walk anymore. So in turn after being put in the hospital for High blood pressure they increased my dose another 10 milligrams. then my legs and feet began to swell and I could not understand it, only to be told it was due to my weight and to much salt intake?? My skin started to dry out and itch all over my body. Due to No health insurance, I was left to suffer. Finally a nurse suggested to the ER doctor that it maybe the HB medicine Lisinopril , only to be told no! Well I woke up last saturday to crushing pain in my chest and stomach, and then my lips and hands began to swell, soon my tongue and throat followed, steroids, pepcid and benadryl, ativan..and I am still battling this..I'm scared and so tired..I pray for a end to this nightmare soon.

Posted by
Anonymous
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I was prescribed Lisinopril 5-6 years ago and developped a bad cough. I went back to the Dr. who prescribed complaining of the cough (hacking and choking to the point where I could not swallow or breathe, couldn't sleep) they gave me some cough medicine I think. I went to an ear nose and throat Dr who checked me out and it seems there was a third Dr I went to. They all collected fees and I of course told them all the meds I was on but no one had a reason for my cough. On a hunch I got on the internet and looked up side effects for Lisinopril and there were people going off like crazy ranting about their horrible cough. I immediately stopped taking it. It took 2-3 weeks before my symptoms subsided. I have run into numerous people since then who had a horrible cough that lasted for weeks. One was a co-worker, one was our music minister, both times I asked them if the were taking any new blood pressure meds their reply "yes" my next question, is it Lisinopril? Both times it was. I can count on both hands the number of people I have run into with the same reaction to it. Every time the DRs couldn't figure out what the problem was. I have this cough that comes and goes and I often wonder if it has anything to do with the Lisinopril. Anyone hear of someone having a permanent cough as a side effect?

Posted by
Georgia
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Severe hair loss, numbness on the entire right side of my legs and thighs. Skin disorders being treated at present with steroids. Extreme weight gain in short amount of time, although changed eating habits daily.

Posted by
Colorado
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I permanently took my self off the lisinopril in fear of the damage to my liver, and other organs.

Posted by
Ohio
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I was diagnosed with Angioedema as a direct result of Lisinopril according to my doctor.
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Posted by
Tennessee
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I have been hospitalizd 3 times in 6 months, for liver failure, dehydration, anemic, blacking out, no oxygen. Havoc on my body, bruises and kidney pain. I had none of this, until Lisinopril.

Posted by
Washington
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In the hospital for 4 nights 5 days, with pain in my stomach, my pancreatitis was life threating.

Posted by
Pennsylvania
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I have been coughing for over a year, and i've had problems with pain in my lungs, and presently suffer from very violent cough day and night. I also have a damaged voice box, for which i am presently seeing an ENT for.

Posted by
Virginia
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my husband was prescribed lisinopril, he has had acute renal failure twice. he just got out of the VA hospital where the kidney specialist took him off all drugs and WILL not prescribe the lisinopril again as he said that was the culprit.

Posted by
Georgia
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After taking 1 Lisinopril pill for the first time ever, my father experienced extreme swelling in his lips and face. In addition, his airways closed and according to the hospital doctors and nurses working on him, he died for 2 min which cut off oxygen to his brain and he now has speech and memory issues.

Posted by
Florida
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Pain and suffering, choking, waking up gasping for air at night . Went to sleep studies, spent lots of money.

Posted by
Georgia
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I have lasting ill effects from the drug including dizziness, debilitating headaches, trouble swallowing, blurred vision and joint pain all over my body.

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