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...
I started taking 20 mg of this medicine after finding out that the horrible episodes of heart problems and dizziness, lightheadedness were being caused by metoprolol. After two days of taking the lisinopril I had one of the worst episode I have had. I stopped taking it but two days later cut one in half because my blood pressure was high. Within an hour I was having another terrible episode where I almost had to go to the hospital because I thought for sure I was dying. This is a terrible drug. Would much rather have the symptoms of high blood pressure than feeling like I'm going to die!
- Lisinopril Information for Consumers
- Lisinopril Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lisinopril (detailed)
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