I've been taking a low dose of lisinopril for borderline high blood pressure, but I've stopped taking it because it seemed to be causing me to suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED). However, I'm still having trouble with ED despite having stopped the medication. How long does it take for this drug to clear my system? I want to be sure it was the medication causing it and not something else.
The half-life of lisinopril is approximately 12 hours. This means that in the average person, lisinopril should disappear from the body within 3-4 days. However, since some of the effects of the drug last longer than that, the effects of this drug can last up to 1-2 weeks after stopping the drug.
I think it would be best for you to discuss with your doctor if there are other reasons for the change in your erections. You may also post your question with Health Central's Sexual Health Experts.
Also continue to monitor your blood pressure at home. If you have continuous elevated blood pressure reading call and inform your doctor.
Here are some articles you might find of use:
Causes of Erectile Dysfunction
7 Questions to Ask Yourself About Erectile Dysfunction
The Most Popular Erectile Dysfunction Treatments