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How safe is taking Lisinopril to control BP?

I went to the doctor the day before yesterday. My blood pressure was 160/104. He put me on BP meds and would not let me leave until My BP was below 100. I have been on BP before but ran out and forgot about it. Now my BP is 176/122, I have taken 3 10mg lisprinsoral. Is this dangerous?
Mon, 20 Mar 2017
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Hi There

I understand your concern and I would like to tell you that LISINOPRIL belongs to ACE INHIBITOR family of antihypertensives and is a good medicine to control blood pressure.
But it's not advisable to take any medicine at any dose as per your choice. Taking a dose more than required of Lisinopril can make your BP fall to below normal levels due to which you can go unconscious.
Take your meds as advised by your doctor

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