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I take 10 mg of lisinopril daily. Wondering how dangerous it is if I forget to take it every once and a while?
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not detrimental
It takes a tremendous amount of dedication to stay on a medical regimen every day of your life! it is important that med be taken as prescribed, but we all forget here and there.
For lisinopril, it is not detrimental if you missed a dose especially if you have been taking it regularly (you have a good, steady level of it in your body already) and that your pressure is under good control. Good luck.

In brief: Not detrimental
It takes a tremendous amount of dedication to stay on a medical regimen every day of your life! it is important that med be taken as prescribed, but we all forget here and there.
For lisinopril, it is not detrimental if you missed a dose especially if you have been taking it regularly (you have a good, steady level of it in your body already) and that your pressure is under good control. Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees
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 miss an occasional dose of l and i cannot recommend you do so on a regular basis.

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 miss an occasional dose of l and i cannot recommend you do so on a regular basis.
Dr. Jack Rubin
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