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Overdose of lisinopril
Ordered 20 mg  lisinopril daily. Took 2 today by mistake 40 mg. what should I expect ? Do? Not do?
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Dear Iaafp7:

You will be alright if this is only a one time incidence.

The usual adult dose for lisinopril is 20 - 40 mg daily, so you are still within the normal dosing range. Please monitor and record your blood pressure daily. Watch for lower blood pressure effect, such as dizziness and tiredness.

I hope you resumed the 20 mg lisinopril dose at the same time in following day. It would be a good idea to inform your physician, just for their record. It is also a good idea to bring your home daily blood pressure log and medication list to share with your provider at every visit.

In addition, I'd like to recommend a pill box or a calendar to help you avoid future mixed-ups.

For more information on lisinopril and blood pressure medication management, please go to:
1. Lisinopril - Medline Plus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a692051.html

2. Tips to Help You Remember to Take Your Blood Pressure Drugs - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute or NHLBI
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/hbp/treat/tips.htm

3. Treatment of High Blood Pressure - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute or NHLBI
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/hbp/treat/treat.htm
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