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my husband took a double dose of lisinopril.will he be ok? he was supposed to take 80mg but took 160mg. will he b ok? should i take him to er?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Too much lisinopril: Although you did not give any information of his disease(s), his kidney function and age, you husband will probably be fine taking the 80 mg dose for one day. Lisinopril (l) is a drug that lowers blood pressure by making the arteries more compliant and it does so over several days. Unless he has a problem with a high potassium, he will probably be fine. The normal dose of l is only 40 mg per day.

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For lisinopril, how soon after consuming the medication does it begin to act?

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Very quickly!: A great way to answer your question yourself, would be to purchase an inexpensive home BP unit (i like omron), and simply monitor your BP every hour or two. You should see results within hours.
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A 51-year-old member asked:

What are the long term side effects of lisinopril?

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High potassium: Its a great drug and i write it often, but u need to check for high potassium occ. Some people's also can develop a chronic cough.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

Should one take an old prescription of lisinopril?

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Depends,: The original bottle will have a 'discard date'. If not avalable, it is safer to refill the rx, as the generic form can be bought for less than $4 for a month supply in some pharmacies.
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Are there any long term side effects of taking zestril (lisinopril)?

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Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Not really: Zestril (lisinopril) is a very commonly prescribed medication for high blood pressure, and is very effective for blood pressure control. Although less than 10% of patients will experience side effects, the two most common are: light-headedness and cough.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How about side effects of prinivil (lisinopril)?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Cough: Prinivil (lisinopril) is part of a drug class called an ace inhibitor. The more common side effects associated with this medicine is cough and a mild elevation in potassium. More side effects are angioedema (swelling of your tongure and larynx area) and renal failure.

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