Q:I am 51 and have been on Lisinopril for 8 – 10 years for hypertension and it was fairly well controlled on 7.5 mg. I started Zoladex following breast cancer to stop production of estrogen and my blood pressure went sky high. The doctor increased Lisinopril to 50mg with no effect and other meds too. I was feeling terrible. After 21 months, my general practitioner stoppped Zoladex to see if it would help. My blood pressure decreased rapidly and now I am on 10mg after a couple of weeks and my blood pressure is only about 100/ 70, which is lowest its ever been. I know my raised blood pressure was due to Zoladex, but health professionals seem unaware. Do you know if Zoladex increases blood pressure?
A:High blood pressure is a known side effect of the drug Zoladex (goserelin). It is not a common side effect, but high blood pressure does occur in some people who take this drug. With stopping the drug, blood pressure should go back to normal.