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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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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A 28-year-old member asked:
For lisinopril, how soon after consuming the medication does it begin to act?
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Specializes in Family Medicine
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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Cardiology 18 years experience
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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Internal Medicine 59 years experience
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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A 31-year-old member asked:
Are there any long term side effects of taking zestril (lisinopril)?
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Specializes in Preventive Medicine
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A 44-year-old member asked:
How about side effects of prinivil (lisinopril)?
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Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
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