News on Lisinopril from the FDA

GiGiB
By GiGiB Latest Reply 2011-05-24 18:28:50 -0500
Started 2011-05-23 12:30:27 -0500

Hello,
I have received the following from MediGuard via the FDA. I received it because in 2010 I filed a complaint against Lupin and Lisinopril as it caused kidney problems in my kidneys. I hope the info I received will help anyone on this dose and please contact your pharmacy immediately if you cannot find the lot number on your bottle.

Hoping everyone is healthy and safe!
GiGi

Lupin Pharmaceuticals Recalls Single Lot of Lisinopril Tablets, 30 mg
Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Lupin Limited have recalled a single lot of Lisinopril Tablets, 30 mg. Lot number 3104749 is being recalled because bottles from this lot may contain tablets that are not lisinopril.

Lisinopril is used in the treatment of high blood pressure. Lisinopril is also sold under the brand name Zestril or Prinivil. No other lots, strengths, or brands of lisinopril were involved in this recall.

To view the FDA notice about this recall, please visit:
http://www.mediguard.org/r/0aWf3NpQrHI6

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WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
This recall for Lisinopril Tablets, 30 mg from Lupin Pharmaceuticals was issued at a warehouse and pharmacy level only. The FDA and the manufacturer have determined that any recalled product that may have been dispensed to patients does not pose a significant health risk. That said, if you take Lisinopril Tablets 30 mg and notice that some of your tablets look different, please return them to your pharmacy to examine and possibly exchange. If you think you are experiencing side effects or have concerns about your medicine, you should speak to your doctor or other healthcare professional.

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20 replies

RAYT721
RAYT721 2011-05-23 18:31:06 -0500 Report

I actually bookmarked the FDA recall website and will be watching for other meds that I take as well as food products and the other safety warnings issued. Great resource!!! Thanks for the info. This resource could be life-saving information.

Gwen Morten
Gwen Morten 2011-05-23 18:06:02 -0500 Report

I'm on lisinopril but I dont take it. I dont have high blood pressure but my dr told me to take it to "protect my kidneys!" I'm usually never over 130/80. Thanks for the info!

GiGiB
GiGiB 2011-05-23 18:09:04 -0500 Report

Wow Gwen - that is a great blood pressure. I was misdiagnosed and the endo had me up to 40mg/day before another doc realized I didnt have it.

Camryn
Camryn 2011-05-23 17:01:29 -0500 Report

Hi GiGiB!

I hope you're feeling well! Thank you so much for the info on this medication. This raised a flag with me as I take Lisinopril for high blood pressure. I haven't had any adverse effects from it, but now on my next doctor's appointment I will be bringing up some questions about it. Again, thank you so much for sharing this. Keep well! :)

GiGiB
GiGiB 2011-05-23 17:10:51 -0500 Report

Thank you Camryn. To research any medication to find out info, go to google.com or bing and in quotes type in the name of the med: "Lisinopril". the search engine will search specifically for that. That is how I found out that 0.02% of the population may have renal problems from this drug. Thank goodness it is a small percentage! My husband is active duty and we were being transferred every year - none of the doctors caught it. They kept telling me that I was close to having kidney disease - yikes!!! Now I get copies of all my labs and go over them with my own copy with the doctor. You keep well too!! GiGi :o)

Camryn
Camryn 2011-05-23 17:22:03 -0500 Report

I get copies of my labs too and I ask tons of questions about them. That's the only way you're going to find out anything. Being persistant is the only way to find out anything. After all, it's our life. :)

GiGiB
GiGiB 2011-05-23 17:38:58 -0500 Report

You are so right! I also now research my doctors and call the office and ask questions about them before deciding who to pick - LOL!!!

majikinfl
majikinfl 2011-05-23 15:24:04 -0500 Report

Thanks GIGIB, I too take lisinipril but a lower dose…still it is scary enough what with side effects. I was placed on the drug BECAUSE it was supposed to be KIND to your Kidneys. Thanks again for your input.

GiGiB
GiGiB 2011-05-23 15:42:07 -0500 Report

Always happy to help and support diabetics! Always get a copy of your labs - some doctors dont want to give them to us, but they are our results. I always do my own comparison to make sure everything is ok.
GiGi :0)

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-05-23 14:39:59 -0500 Report

This is frightening because the only reason I am taking Lisonpril is for my kidneys!! YIKES

GiGiB
GiGiB 2011-05-23 14:51:31 -0500 Report

Gabby,
Thru my research I had done while on lisinopril, I discovered there is only a 0.02% olf the population that has renal problems with this drug. Your doctors should be looking at your bloodwork - creatinine etc and would show if something were amiss. Sad thing was, I had to tell the doctor what the problem was and she still didnt want to take me off it because "it's protecting your kidney's". I have been a type one for 39 years - diagnosed at the age of 5 in 1972. I have learned that we need to speak up - if it doesnt feel right ask. We hire the doctors to take care of us, not the other way around. Changes are - you are doing okay :0)
GiGi

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-05-23 15:13:23 -0500 Report

You have that right. I always ask my doctor and often protest certain things. He sometimes will let me try my own way until it is proven to not be working.

GiGiB
GiGiB 2011-05-23 15:40:50 -0500 Report

Good for you. The doctor that refused to take me off Lisinopril, I not only fired but filed a grievence report against her our insurance company.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-05-24 17:43:23 -0500 Report

I wish they would listen to us more often. We really do understand a lot of what goes on inside our bodies. We may not know all the technical terms and details, but we know when something is amiss.

GiGiB
GiGiB 2011-05-24 18:28:50 -0500 Report

I agree with you. I think there are a lot of people diabetic and not diabetic who do not say anything. I go to medical journals and show up with the necessary articles and asked why they missed that information.