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Taking Lisinopril since years, had episode of vertigo and passing out while walking. Cause?

I have been on Lisinopril 10 mg od for many years. I had taken the med each AM then walked in the neighborhood about an hour later. For no apparent reason I started having vertigo while walking. Then one day I found myself passed out on the pavement. My medication has now been divided with half in the AM and and half in PM. My problem no longer exixts. But I continue to be apprehensive whille walking in the neighborhood. Did my B/P bottom out ?
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi pat.
This can be side effect of lisinopril but also blood pressure variations can cause it. It is not good to lower BP too fast. Maybe this is too high dosage for you. Also vertigo can be sign of neurological disorder so you should do complete neuro work-up. This should include CT scan of brain too.
Wish you good health.
Answered: Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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