Suggest dosage for Lisinopril
Can be divided
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Lisinopril and other angiotensinogen converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-I), and, almost all, other blood pressure-lowering drugs, are safe and effective to be taken twelve hours apart from dose to dose. If your overall prescribed dosage is 10 mg a day, and this does not provide a good control of the blood pressure (i.e. keep it under 140/90 mmHg), then it can be divided in two halves taken every twelve hours, for a better span of effect throughout a day. If even this does not work, then the dosage can be doubled to up to 20 mg a day. Consult my recommendations with your treating cardiologist.
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I recommend you to take one pill in the morning and one pill in the evening, especially if the blood pressure figures are higher than 140/90 mmHg. This is done for a better span of the drug effect. If 3-5 days after this regimen, blood pressure figures are higher than those provided above, then you should discuss about being started on a second drug to control the blood pressure. If you were my patient, I would recommend a drug from the beta-blocker family. But, let us see if spanning the 20 mg dosage of lisinopril in two parts of the day works and controls the blood pressure.
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