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Best time of day to take lisinipril?

Best time of day to take lisinipril?

Same time: 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

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What's the best time of day to take lisinipril?

Probably am: 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

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I took one of my dads lisinipril on accident will I be ok?

I took one of my dads lisinipril on accident will I be ok?

Lisinopril: If you are otherwise well, taking one lisinopril say of 5 or 10mg is unlikely to cause a significant problem. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I take 50mg & lisinipril 40mg as prescribed, but after a couple of months it has stopped controlling it effectively. My b/p is averaging184/108?

Need more med: Not knowing your age/other med condition/kidney function; Acalcium channel blocker -Nefedipine will help. If black.. ....a fluid pill-amiloride/chlorthalidone will help. Wt loss, diet salt, alcohol restriction is needed. ...Read more

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Is lisinopril a ccb?

Lisinopril: Ace (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitor. I assume you mean calcium channel blocker by term ccb, but if not, apologies. You can search for 'mechanism of action' with almost any drug. ...Read more

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How fast does lisinopril work?

How fast does lisinopril work?

Lisinopril: Lisinopril is used for many things. For blood pressure changes can be seen in a week or so. For heart failure and other uses it can take 6 weeks or more to see changes. ...Read more

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Can I take lisinopril at night?

Lisinopril: Usually no problem taking Lisinopril at night. ...Read more

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What is lisinopril used to treat?

What is lisinopril used to treat?

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

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Should I take lisinopril at night?

Lisinopril: You can take the drug either morning or evening, for most folks won't make much difference. ...Read more

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How do I withdraw from lisinopril?

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

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Why does lisinipril make you cough?

Why does lisinipril make you cough?

Bradykinin: Lisinopril is an inhibitor of ace (an enzyme) which is responsible for the breakdown of bradykinin. Build up of bradykinin and substance p can trigger cough. There are other proposed mechanisms as well, however above is the most commonly described. ...Read more

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What are other names for lisinopril?

Generic: Lisinopril is the generic name for this ACE inhibitor. The brand names are Zestril (lisinopril) and Prinvil. ...Read more

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How do you get off lisinopril safely?

Depends: Lisinopril is an ace inhibitor most commonly used to treat blood pressure. Lisinopril can be safely stopped suddenly with no issues with withdrawal. You may, however need something to replace it with. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Safe to exercise while on lisinopril?

Safe to exercise while on lisinopril?

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

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Can I take lisinopril every other day?

Can I take lisinopril every other day?

Lisinopril: Typically taken daily, discuss with your dr. Before trying any other schedule. ...Read more

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Side effects of medicine of lisinipril?

Side effects of medicine of lisinipril?

Cough: Besides low blood pressure you can have a nonproductive tickle type cough. You can also have occasional rise in your creatinine and you can develop a painless and sometimes life threatening swelling of your face. ...Read more

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What is Prinivil (lisinopril) used for?

Prinivil (lisinopril): Prinivil (lisinopril) is an ACE inhibitor for treatment of high blood pressure & heart failure. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on too many lisinopril?

Can you overdose on too many lisinopril?

Yes: You can take too much of any medication and it can cause problems. With Lisinopril you can get kidney failure, hypotension (low blood pressure), high potassium. You should never take more than the dose prescribed by your physician. ...Read more

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Could I replace ava pro with lisinopril?

Could I replace ava pro with lisinopril?

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

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Can lisinopril be taken every other day?

Lisinopril: Typically taken daily, discuss with your dr. Before trying any other schedule. ...Read more

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How long does it take lisinopril to work?

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

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Take lisinopril at bedtime, is that okay?

Lisinopril: Lisinopril can be taken at bedtime, should check with your doctor if this is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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Who should not take Prinivil (lisinopril)?

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

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What is the shelf life of Lisinopril 20 Mg?

What is the shelf life of Lisinopril 20 Mg?

1+yr: Most pill, tablets, capsules etc have more than one year shelf-life but dispensed & bottled w/just 1yr expiration. Most last longest when kept at room temperature in cool dry place. ...Read more