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I jave gh blood pressure and i am on Lisinipril, it seems to

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I jave high blood pressure and i am on Lisinipril , it seems to night my ptessure is up to 181/80 csn i take anothet pill to help loeer it tonight.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.

Hello!

What dose of Lisinopril do you Take ?

Have you rechecked your blood pressure ?

Best seated / at rest 10 minutes ....

Let me know ...I'm still working on my reply ...

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.

Treatment of high blood pressure is more about the LONG RUN than the short run...( I have had this condition myself since age 25 )

If your AVERAGE BLOOD PRESSURE is running over 135 /85 then you should have adjustment to your medication ....

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.

The quick and We is yes you may take an added Lisinopril tonight but the main question is long run average. ...

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
25mg. Took it two times
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.

Lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor class ...there are several clases of medication for blood pressure ...

It would be very common in your situation to add a diuretic HCTZ to the Lisinopril ...that increases the effect of that medication ....these work well together ....

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.

Ok when did you take these 2 doses ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. I took my dose this am . Jusy wondered if i could take another now.
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.

I would advise that you would to reduce salt / sodium intake ...

Regular exercise such as daily walk if your health is good for that ...

Keep track -- daily readings -- keep in notebook and plan follow up soon with your doctor --- review your readings ....

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.

Yes you can take another dose now ...

Your level is high but not emergent so keep calm!!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank i will call dr. tomorrow
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.

The BP will fluctuate --- true of everyone ....stress / recent exertion / diet with too much salt are possible factors ....

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok and thanks again
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.

Yes I agree with you on that !

Set up follow up with your doctor !

You and your doctor will work on plan to watch your blood pressure and modify your treatment ...

You are very welcome!

Take Care!

Anthony Bray MD