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Suggest dosage for Lisinopril

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Dr. Praveen Jeyapathy

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Posted on Mon, 2 Nov 2015 in Diabetes
Question: i have type 2 diabetes which is pretty well controled. my blood pressure is between 90/70 and a high of 113/70. why would i have to take lsinopril 2.5mg. my doctor prescribed this medication as a prophylactic dose to prevent problems in the future. is that a good reason to take this medication. my pulse is 66 per minute and i weigh 156 lb.s i am 5ft 2 inches tall. i dont want to take medications like this unless it is really necessary.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Jeyapathy 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Not needed

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Hello. Thanks for writing to hcm. You are taking a very small dose of lisinopril and your bp is well within the range. In fact in the lower side of normal. You need treatment only if bp exceeds 140/90. Lisinopril is indicated of you have albumin in the urine which would indicate a kidney disease. If your bp has always been less than 140/90 and if you have no history of having albumin in the urine and no history of heart disease you can most certainly stop it. Warm regards.
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Follow up: Dr. Praveen Jeyapathy 2 hours later
thank you so much for your answer. what i would like to know is why my dr. would prescribe this medication as a preventive measure. is there any valid reason for him to prescribe this medication. i have never had blood pressure issues and i am concerned that this medication can lower my blood pressure too much. i havent started taking this medication and will wait for your reply.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Jeyapathy 11 hours later
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Not very clear

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Hello again. Sorry for the delay in reply. Well, I am uncertain why he/she would want to give you the medication unless absolutely indicated. Like I mentioned earlier, if you have no albumin in the urine and if you have no history of heart disease and if your BP has always been less than 140/90 you DO NOT NEED the medication. You can and should discuss it with your physician. Please do not take it now. Wishing you good health. Warm regards.
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