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I took lisinopril 20 mg a day for 6 days

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Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi

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Posted on Sun, 3 Feb 2019 in General Health
Question: I took lisinopril 20 mg a day for 6 days ...side effects were bad...took 10 mg. for 3 days...side effects better but still awful..I want to get off of this....I will control my BP naturally...if I go off will this ware off and go out of my system and stop the side effects...I want to get on with my life...
                                                       
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi 39 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Lisinopril go out of the system for probably 3 to 4 days,follow the advice.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

I understand your concern.

Lisinopril should disappear from the body within 3-4 days after stopping it.

Some of the side effects may last longer, approximately 2 weeks after stopping the medication.

Stoping Lisinopril immediately can cause a rise of the blood pressure.

So, the blood pressure should be maintained under control.

I would recommend to measure the blood pressure at least two times a day.

If you decide to treat high blood pressure naturally I would recommend a low sodium diet and daily exercise.

I also recommend to avoiding caffeine and stress.

If the blood pressure is not maintained under control you should consult your doctor for an alternative medication.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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