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Could 20mg of lisinopril be taken every other day ?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Timing of lisinopril

Lisinopril (l) is best taken daily.
It works by remodeling (r) the endothelium (e) (lining) of the arteries to lower bp. This r takes about 2 weeks. L also reduces proteinuria which is important. Once the e is r, the BP is lowered. If l is stopped, the BP rises slowly back to is level before l was started. You can take l every other day with little effect on BP and i cannot recommend you do so.

In brief: Timing of lisinopril

Lisinopril (l) is best taken daily.
It works by remodeling (r) the endothelium (e) (lining) of the arteries to lower bp. This r takes about 2 weeks. L also reduces proteinuria which is important. Once the e is r, the BP is lowered. If l is stopped, the BP rises slowly back to is level before l was started. You can take l every other day with little effect on BP and i cannot recommend you do so.
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