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Hello my wife has multiple medical issues Parkinson's, chronic pain, breast breast cancer....she is having a problem stabilizing her blood pressure since starting chemo therapy...she was given lisinapril 5 mgs, pressure is sometimes low at night and high mornings so she skips pills...would it be possible to take a 5 mg at night and a 5 mg mornings (cut in half) ?? Appreciate some advice.
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She's kinda frail

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Hello and welcome to Justanswer,I shall be consulting you today.

Has she measured her blood pressure?how low it gets?

And is she taking any diuretic tablet as well?

She is taking a total dose of 5 mg? or 10 mg?does she have any kidney problems?

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Doctor: Medicaldoctor, Doctor replied 7 months ago

The recommended starting dose for lisinopril is 10 mg once a day.

But in some patients where the blood pressure drops significantly or patients with some kidney problems,The starting dose can be decreased to 2.5 or 5 mg to be taken once daily.

This medicine is taken as a single dose.

So the dose can vary depending upon the individual.

She can take 2.5 mg daily.

But it would be ideal to discuss this with her doctor as well.

Please do let me know if you have any questions

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