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This is a good question; some medications work better when taken at certain times.
Fortunately, Lisinopril is most commonly prescribed as a 'once a day' drug, and for most people, the time of the day does not matter.
Individual choice does occur- some people feel better if they take it in the am, others in the evening.
It is most important to take it at a similar time each day. ...Read more
Lisinopril has its maximum effects over the next 2-10 hours or so and then the effects tend to wear off somewhat. If you take this medication in the morning, you would receive most of the benefits while you are up and about during the day.
Then while you are sleeping at night the blood pressure is naturally lower and you do not need the medication to be working as strongly at that point. ...Read more
Lisinopril: If you are otherwise well, taking one lisinopril say of 5 or 10mg is unlikely to cause a significant problem. ...Read more
I forgot I took my lisinipril 10mg 11oclock this morning and turned around and took it again this evening about8oclock will I be ok?
Yes, is ok: If you miss the Lisinopril in the am you can take the same day and take your med next day at regular hour. ...Read more
I accidentally took two lisinipril 40 mg pills this afternoon at the same time. I'm supposed to take just one. Will I overdose? What should I do?
Probably fine: It might temporarily drop your BP, but I suspect you will come out of if ok. For 6 hrs afterward best to be careful with ambulation. May wish to check your BP later in day as make sure it has come back up. ...Read more
High blood pressure: Lisinopril is a medication that is mainly used to treat high blood pressure (HBP) in adults and children, in whom it’s FDA-approved over 6 years of age (although it may sometimes be prescribed “off-label” to children who are younger). It is also prescribed to people who have heart failure or who have had a heart attack, even if they do not have HBP, to prevent future events. ...Read more
Check with your doc: You can just stop it - there's no rebound. Why are you stopping it? If you have high blood pressure, you may need a substitute. If you have congestive heart failure, it may get worse. If you're on a diuretic, you may develop low potassium. This should be done with your doctor's supervision. That's why it's a prescription medicine. ...Read more
Other problems?: Lisinopril itself is safe to use with exercise; however, the next question is why the Lisinopril was started. Exercise must be limited in a specific way for certain rhythm and heart disorders, so you should obtain clearance from your doctor or cardiologist before beginning an exercise plan. ...Read more
Avapro-lisinopril: The answer to your question is "yes". Avapro (irbesartan) is a type of angiotensin receptor blocker (arb) drugs and Lisinopril is a member of the ace-inhibitor (a) class of drugs. Both reduce not only BP but protein in the urine as well. Unless you have a cough from the a, there is no compelling reason to go from an arb to an a. Speak to your physician for more information in your case. ...Read more
Lisinopril: Initial venodilation and weak arteriolar dilation begins with the first few doses. BP changes may take a week or so and changes beneficial to CHF begin to be see after 6 weeks. ...Read more
Prinivil (lisinopril): "PRINIVIL (lisinopril) is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to this product and in patients with a history of angioedema related to previous treatment with an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor and in patients with hereditary or idiopathic angioedema. Do not coadminister aliskiren with PRINIVIL (lisinopril) in patients with diabetes." See: ...Read more