Lisinopril Hctz 20/12.5 Withdrawal Symptoms

1 Reply Updated

Conversation Starter

Mike in Greenville Says:

I had been taking 2 tablets of Lisinopril 20 + 12.5 mg HCTZ for almost 20 years. I'm now 60 years old and since my BP is under control, I asked my doctor to take me off the HCTZ. It's been only a week now and I have noticed swelling in my feet and ankles along with a reddish rash. I previously had no side effects from the HCTZ other than dry mouth and skin and frequent urination. Does anyone know if gradually decreasing the amount of HCTZ rather than just stopping abruptly would be a better alternative or if I'm just destined to take HCTZ for the rest of my life?

Showing Replies 1 - 1 of 1 RSS Feed

Page of 1     Sorted By:
Verwon Says:

Your doctor just had you stop this medication abruptly?

If so, then yes, that's likely what's causing the problem, because it has been known to cause rebound effects, especially if you were taking it for that long and stopped without tapering.

There is also a good chance that your heart rate and blood pressure have both been elevated, as well.

Learn more Lisinopril details here.

Learn more Hydrochlorothiazide details here.

And as to your blood pressure being under control, if that was only because you were taking the medication, there's a chance it could remain elevated.

Have you ever consulted a cardiologist, so you can talk to someone that is specifically educated in this area?

Was this helpful?     0     0  

Viewing page 1 of 1     Reply

More Discussions:

Withdrawal symptoms from long-term lisinopril usage
I had used lisinopril/hct for 20 years. It started off with one pill per day, but ten years ago doc prescribed 2 pills p... 3 replies
withdrawal symptoms of nexito 20 mg
I want to know the withdrawal symptoms of nexito 20mg ## If you stop this medication suddenly, rather than doing a gradu... 1 reply
lisinopril-hctz 20/12.5mg
white pill ## What does 20/12.5 mg mean? ## The pill you have is Lisinopril (20 mg) + Hydrochlorothiazide (12.5 mg). To ... 8 replies
Lisinopril Hctz 20 12 5 Mg Alcohol
I enjoy a drink nightly. Will this prevent the pill from doing its job with my blood pressure? (mixed drinks or amaretto... 4 replies
Lisinopril HCTZ 20/12.5 MG
Hello, a few days ago I went to the ER because my BP was extremely high, 208/110. I believe this because I have gained a... 1 reply
withdrawal symptoms lipitor
How long before muscle aches and weakness subside after discontinuing Lipitor ## Had been on 10mg for 4 years. recently ... 204 replies
Withdrawal Symptoms Belviq
I've taken belviq twice a day for 3 months (i think- one bottle worth). I didn't refill the RX and now, 4 days l... 28 replies
Withdrawal symptoms from vimpat
I started taking vimpat i think last June or July. Not too sure, the meds have messed with my mind big time. Stayed at 2... 13 replies
Withdrawal Symptoms from Plavix Clopidogrel
I have been on Clopidogrel 75mg after having a slight heart attack thought to have been caused by a blood clot in a smal... 6 replies
Withdrawal symptoms after 4 months?
I came off A almost 4 months ago. It was very hard at first (I cut the dose in half for a few weeks and then I took away... 4 replies

Post a Reply

No registration needed.
Simply fill out the form below.



 Optional, stays hidden.
Get notified when a reply is posted here.

4) Text Verification: *
Prevents SPAM.

Click here to show the question

with the privacy policy (20191231).

This form will be submitted securely


Discussion Thread Guidelines: Any participation in the discussion threads signifies your agreement with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. (1) Act civilized and be respectful towards others. No profanity, vulgarity or lewd / suggestive content is allowed. (2) Posts encouraging, facilitating, or seeking advice about the abuse of medications or other substances are prohibited. (3) Personal contact information (such as telephone numbers, email addresses, etc) is not allowed to appear on our discussion threads. (4) We do not allow our forums to be used for buying, selling, trading, or for the promotion of a product or service. (5) Posting external links to other web sites is not allowed without our prior approval. (6) We reserve the right to edit or remove content which we find objectionable to the community at our sole discretion.

Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. This page was last updated on 5 September 2012.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2020 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® is a registered trademark of Limelight Innovations L.L.C. 9888 W Belleview Ave #5000, Denver, CO, 80123, USA