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MRSA, fluctuating BP, no improvement with lisnopril. Solution?

my blood pressure goes up and down. i just started lisinopril but it hasn t helped yet, been 5 hours. apparently, i had mrsa for over 6 months, undiagnosed, which started all of this. why doesn t the med work or when will it kick in?
Asked On : Tue, 20 Mar 2012
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Thanks for writing in.
Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus does not cause long term increase or decrease in blood pressure. We would need to closely monitor your blood pressure. If it remains over 140/90 over a period of 3-6 months, it needs to be treated. Further, lisinopril will take about 2-3 days to show its effect. If it reduces your blood pressure to
If your blood pressure does not get controlled after 2-3 , you may need to add a second drug or change this drug after consulting your physician.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Tue, 20 Mar 2012
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