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Effects of Lisinopril-Hydrochlorothiazide

A blood pressure reading consists of two numbers -- for example, 120/80 mmHg. The top number is known as the systolic blood pressure, and the bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure. In people who took lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide during clinical studies, both systolic and diastolic blood pressure decreased significantly.
By lowering blood pressure, lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide can decrease the risk of developing health problems, such as a heart attack or stroke, that can result from long-term high blood pressure (see Effects of High Blood Pressure).

When and How Do I Take Lisinopril-Hydrochlorothiazide?

Some general considerations for when and how to take lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide include the following:
  • Lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide comes in tablet form that is taken once a day.
  • It does not matter if you take the medication with or without food.
  • Take lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide at the same time each day. This will help to maintain an even level of the medicine in your blood.
  • For lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. The medication will not work if you stop taking it.

Lisinopril-Hydrochlorothiazide Dosing

The dose of lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • How you respond to the lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose of lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Lisinopril-Hydrochlorothiazide Dosage for more information about dosing for the medication.)
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