Lisinopril Dosage

by on April 15, 2012

The Lisinopril Dosage that a patient maybe prescribed will depend on their age, and the condition being treated as well as the other non-related conditions.  The patient's doctor or health care professional will also take in the account any other medications the patient is currently taking.   Based on blood pressure response or side effects such as asthenia, dizziness, fatigue the dosage may be increased or decreased accordingly. A normal dosage ranges from between 20mg to 40mg.

For a patient who is suffering from hypertension the recommended preliminary quantity is 10mg taken once daily. This is an oral consumption and applies to patients not receiving diuretics. Patients who are receiving diuretics will either have to discontinue taking the diuretic before taking the Lisinopril or begin with a small quantity such as 5mg under medical supervision.

Other patients:

  • Pediatric patients of age 6 or 6 plus must consume an initial dosage of 0.7mg/kg once daily.
  • Geriatric patients must take a dosage of 2.5/kg once daily for hypertension complications.
  • Diabetic nephropathy patients must take an initial dosage of 10 to 20mg once daily and patients suffering from myocardial infarction should start with a primary dosage of 5mg and then 10mg thereafter in 48 hours.

Kidney failure, elevated levels of sodium or potassium in the blood and tremendously low blood pressure are some signs of Lisinopril overdose and one should seek instant medical attention if they believe that someone has overdosed with Lisinopril. Lisinophril must not be taken with potassium supplements or hydrochlorothiazide/ triamterene (Dyazide) since blood pressure levels may rise.

A patient should not modify their lisinopril dosage unless directed by their doctor or other health care professional.   If you have any concerns or questions it is best to discuss them with your doctor and have them change your dosage if they believe it is warranted than to make the change yourself.