I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and given Lisinopril. I have to get my bp down before taking my physical for work again and i was not sure how long i should wait before scheduling it.
Blood Pressure medicine should start help to lower you blood pressure as soon as you take it. I am on BP medicine and I have a BP monitor so from my experience I took my pressure before my medication and then rechecked it in about a half hour. My doctor had me check my pressure everyday maybe twice and then once I started being consistant at the same time everyday. Remember anything can affect your blood pressure. Changing positions from like sitting to standing back to sitting situations being nervous. Just keep a log for yourself and soon you will be able to recognise if your blood pressure is going too high or too low
Good Luck Hope this helps
I was prescribed Lisinopril HCTZ 10/12.5 a few months ago but only two pills. It lowered my bp alright: I didn't have any. In just two days it went from extremely high (I was sick and had pneumonia to 87/49 or something like that. Needless to say I quit immediately because that is way too low and I throwing up or dry heaving.
A couple days ago I got a chest cold and coughing and noticed my by shooting way up there; I remembered I still had the pills, took one at 11am just so I don't blow a fuse and by the time I was ready to go to bed my bp was down to 107/76. I know very well that that is not the way to take bp medicine but I am still not very sure if I want to continue taking them. I didn't get sick this time so it's possible it was the antibiotics I took before that made me deafly sick. So it works pretty quickly for me...
- Lisinopril Information for Consumers
- Lisinopril Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lisinopril (detailed)
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