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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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Dr. Allen Fein
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.
Dr. Daniel Konold
Family Medicine 33 years experience
5 days: Most meds take 5 half lives to take effect. Lisinopril is once a day so at least 5 days for full dose effect.
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Fast and slower.....: With each pill you take, it will be in your system (so you may notice lower blood pressure) within 20 minutes. To know the full impact of a med like Lisinopril on your blood pressure you should take it, as prescribed, for at least 2 weeks before making decisions about dose adjustments, etc.

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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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Dr. GANESAN RAJASEKARAN
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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.
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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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What are side effects of an overdosage of lisinopril?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 35 years experience
Lisiniopril: Overdsage f lisiniopril cokd result in low bp, light headedness, and symptoms of orthostasis/syncope.

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