For the last 2 months or so my BP has gone up from around 120 to 130/140/150. My general practitioner prescribed 5 mg of Lisinopril already a month ago, which I have been reluctant to take (I am very drug sensitive). My doctor never goes into specifics when and how to take a new drug -just take one a day...
So, I finally decided to take the drug.
I am currently on Metoprolol Suc XL 25 mg, 81 mg Aspirin, 75 mg Plavix and 10 mg Crestor.
Has anyone taken Lisinopril for high BP, and are there any suggestions as to what would be the best time during the day to take it??
One of the reasons for my question is, that for 2 years I had been taking the Toprol in the a.m. and felt so lousy. Then I learned here that taking it at night would be better--and it made all the difference in the world for me. My GP never told me that.
One more thing; I have no idea why the sudden high BP. I have the same routine: good diet, not over weight, exercise Mondays through Fridays for about an hour at Rehab.
I sure would welcome some suggestions. Also, I got a little scared reading all the cautions on the patient prescription information printout for the Lisinopril.