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[QUOTE=ms58;3653247]They vary, some almost immediately, some two to four weeks.
Thanks for your quick answer. I am taking Lisinopril. My blood pressure seems to have gone just over night after taking the first pill. Is this possible with this particular drug? I am hoping my blood pressure was low without it and that I only had a high reading at the doctor's office.
[QUOTE=rita rita;3653848]Thanks for your quick answer. I am taking Lisinopril. My blood pressure seems to have gone just over night after taking the first pill. Is this possible with this particular drug? I am hoping my blood pressure was low without it and that I only had a high reading at the doctor's office.

Many BP medications will bring a significant drop in in your readings within hours of taking them. That leads to the process, over time, whereby your Dr. would titrate the dose to meet a desired result.

Perhaps before continuing on a regimen of meds, you might want to get a home monitor and take your BP 3 times a day for a couple of weeks and see if there is any sort of trend.

I would check though, if it's safe to abruptly halt the medication you are presently taking.
ACE inhibitors, which Lisinopril is, do work very fast. And you should be taking your pressure at least once a day for a few weeks to be sure it doesn't get too low. If it stays good and doesn't get too low, the med is probably a good thing. You have to check and monitor yourself on an ongoing basis as everyone on these boards will tell you, our drs. only see us in a snapshot visit and ongoing monitoring is our own responsibility.