U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 59-year-old male asked:

hbp: can a 20mg uncoated/unscored lisinopril extended release tab be evenly divided for am & pm to decrease side effects?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Cardiology 30 years experience
No: It is best not to cut it. It is possible that the drug is not evenly distributed. There are 10 mg tab available. Review this with the doctor.
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Side effects : What side effects (s) are your talking about that Lisinopril (l) is causing? If it a cough (c). You should discuss your s with your physician (p). If it's a c, stop the l for two days. If the cough goes away, tell you p to put you on a different BP medication. If the c remains, it is not due to l and could be due to esophageal reflux, among others. Discuss your problem with you p for more advice.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with

Similar questions

A 38-year-old member asked:

Does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause placental abruption?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: High blood pressure, whether present before pregnancy or whether it develops during pregnancy, does increase a woman's risk for abruption. But most women with high blood pressure never have an abruption.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Could I possibly have hellp syndrome if I have high blood pressure and am recently getting severe headaches?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Amy Herold
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Yes: Hellp syndrome is a complication of pregnancy related to pre-eclampsia. Pre-eclampsia is characterized by high blood pressure, protein in the urine, and headaches. Hellp syndrome additionally causes a dangerous elevation in liver enzymes and drop in platelets. It is a serious complication requiring immediate delivery for the health and safety of mom and baby.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How do the kidney and vascular diseases contribute to hypertension?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Lohanswered
Cardiology 49 years experience
Hormonal: The kidneys are a pivotal component of blood pressure control with multiple mechanisms that can elevate the blood pressure. Disease of the kidneys themselves can induce release of hormones that raise the blood pressure. The arteries that feed the kidneys can have partial blockages that cause the kidneys to secrete hormones to raise the bp. Glands that are adjacent can also release BP hormones.
A 33-year-old member asked:

My father died of complications with high blood pressure, will I get this disease too?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 15 years experience
You can stay healthy: Patients with a family history are more likely to develop high blood pressure. The key is to keep tabs on your blood pressure and to get treatment early if needed to prevent complications. Lifestyle factors, like exercise and a low salt diet, are important in preventing or delaying onset of high blood pressure. Patients with a tendency toward higher bps are not condemned to have complications.
Centreville, VA
A 46-year-old female asked:

I ve had hbp ranging from 170 /110 and pulse at about 100 120 most of the time for about a week despite taking BP drugs. Ekg was negative. Thoughts?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Check with the doc: Many blood pressure medications take longer than a week to have their full effect. Check with your doctor as you may need a higher dose or another medication. Hbp is damaging over the long term most of the time and not over a few days so check with your doctor.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
Last updated Jun 27, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.