Timing For Lisinopril To Take Effect

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Worrywart Says:

How long does it take for a low dose of lisinopril to start lowering blood pressure?

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David Says:

According to drug information from Gold Standard Inc. 2011, Lisinopril starts working within an hour of taking it by mouth. The peak effect occurs at 6 hours after taking the pill.

Other patients state that it should make a difference to your blood pressure in about 2 days time, based on their personal experience. Although I'm sure it may be somewhat different for everyone.

I hope this helps to answer your question!

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Carol Says:
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I was told by an ER Doc and a my blood doctor that I could take lisinopril on an as needed basis have you ever known of this. My blood pressure gets high while menstruating and a few days after but the rest of the time my bp is normal

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Joy Says:

I take lisinopril and amlodiprine for blood pressure. I ran out of lisinopril over new years and just got my script today. sdix days without. will this make my blood pressure go up. I still took the amlodipine

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Suki Says:
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I want to take my lisinopril at night instead of morning I'm taking one dose 10 mg and this is day 4. I'm hoping to avoid some of the side effects. How do I make time switch

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Jeff Says:

I take 5MG of Lisinopril at night before I got to bed. My doc said, "Since the max effecincy of the pill hits six hours after you take it, its better to take at night 1-2 hours before you go to bed. The reasoning was: You blood pressure can spilke at night during your dreams. During the day, you are awake an able to coup with social and work stress easier than when you are dreaming and not aware of what's real or not." Also, he pointed out that more people have strokes and heart attackes when sleeping, therefore you want your best coverage of the drug while you are at most risk --> SLEEPING....

As for switching from morning to evenings, I'd simply skipped my 9am dose and took it at noon day 1, then 6pm day two and then 9pm day three. But, you should ask your doctor.

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Jenn Says:

I have read numerous reviews on this drug, mostly bad. Today will be my 2nd day on it. My BP was 180/98. Should I be scared and call my doc to see if I can be put on another med?

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Sean Says:

Hi Jen -- I just began my first prescription today, about 20 minutes ago. Blood pressure is 160 over 98, and prescription is for 20 mg.

Like you I approach this with trepidation. Are you feeling or seeing any effects yet? (positive or not). We should stay in touch

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Jenn Says:
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Hi Sean
I feel OK, just a little tired but that's it. How about you?

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Jenn Hale Says:

It says about 6 hours to start working. I still need to get a BP monitor.

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Liz Says:

just called my pharmacy to let them know that I had accidently take 2 - 20 gm pills of lisinopril instead of 1. I was told that I might feel a little light heated or have some dizziness tomorrow, but over all I should be okay

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Jeff Says:
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1-2 hours normally to see drop start with max drop in 6 hours.

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Petey Says:
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Hi guys: I was just put on 10 mg Lisinopril for a reading of 150/77. I got scared. Took 1st dose today on 5/1/17. When should I feel better? Need your moral support. Peter

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mark Says:

150/77? That's more anxiety than high bp. The 77 is optimal. were you nervous when they took it? Seems like the 150 would come down on it's own. Fast heart rate would raise the systolic

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Willy Says:

My wife is taking lisinopril 10 mg for several years and now she is felling cold frequently , I measured the blood pressure and is 110/60. I touched the fingers and toes and are cold.She is diabetic 2 taken Janumet 50/1000. I think lisinopril is lowering the blood pressure to much

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Willy Says:

I forgot to say that when the Doctor prescribed Lisinopril to my wife He said it was to protect her Kidneys and not because She had high blood pressure, It was most for her Diabetic condition. It is true that Lisinopril can be used for this Kidney protection?

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Robbie Says:

I just started on 10mg. Was 172/94 but fears rate was 112. I told the dr she had me freaked out about my BP being high. They put me on a low does. 3rd day in and I was 125/84 with HR of 74. So it seems to be working. I had no idea my BP was high. No headaches. No blurry vision. Etc. I feel better, prob just knowing my BP has dropped closer to "normal" as a 39 year old man.

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Paul Says:

I would say Extremely Fast - just a matter of hours...

My BP was just above the "marginal" range (where it had been for as long as I remember - at least the last 20 years..).At a general check up I had a new doc who didn't like some of the readings I had at her office (153/103) and asked me to monitor at home over 3 weeks. Most of these "at home" readings were in the 82-92 / 120-136 ranges. - what I consider "normal" for me (and taken with a new "Omron" arm cuff type machine). Still she recommended I try to get it down further and prescribed Lisinopril saying I could come off it if it didn't work out. I said I'd give it a try..

I just started last night It was 5MG - apparently a very low dose, even for my 200lb weight. For 2 hours before I went to bed I didn't feel any different. Off to bed I went. Some noise woke me about 5 hours later. As I turned in the bed I felt like my limbs had weights attached to them and very "woozy". I fell back to sleep but the next morning I woke up feeling completely "out of it" - wobbly, almost like a drunk feeling and almost bumping into door frames etc. My brain also seemed to be working in slow motion..

I took my BP and it was 106/74!!! (down from 133/92 the same time the day before)

I'd NEVER seen it that low and it worried me that such a small dose could "work" that quick and be that potent. (especially having read somewhere that it could take weeks to make a noticeable difference..)

The rest of the day it gradually crept up and I felt more "normal. It leveled off at 118/78, where it is now, almost 24hrs later...

I'm halving my dose for tonight..

I don't know if mine was a typical reaction or not, but if Lisinopril is new to you I'd approach with caution and ask about starting on an even smaller dose than I did.

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Paul Says:

I continued for two weeks at the half dose (just 2.5mg) and my blood pressure stayed within the desirable range of between 115/74 to 120/80. However for me the side effects of feeling in a "stupor", having slow thought processes, delayed reactions etc. just became too much. I stopped taking it and now, while my BP is back up to what was "my normal" of around 135/85, I feel a LOT better.

I will try to work harder on the whole diet and exercise thing and may try a (prescription) diuretic as I hear they've been around longest and have less side effects, but I'm done with Lisinopril..

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jaa Says:
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Can I take another lisinopril 5mg if the first dose is not working very well for my high blood pressure?

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Brandi Says:
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Willy (# 15) --

Yes lisinipril is used to protect the kidneys maybe have doc lower the dose I know this is an older post hope all is well

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