Lisinopril 10 mg Tablets
A healthcare provider may prescribe 10 mg lisinopril tablets once daily to treat several conditions of the heart or blood vessels. For example, the recommended starting dosage of lisinopril for people with high blood pressure (hypertension) is 10 mg, taken once daily. Based on the blood pressure response and/or side effects of lisinopril, the dosage may be increased or decreased. Some of the possible side effects of lisinopril may include headaches, diarrhea, and dizziness.
The recommended starting dose of lisinopril for people with congestive heart failure is 5 mg, taken once daily. After two weeks, if you have not reached your treatment goals, your healthcare provider may increase your lisinopril dosage by 10 mg. The dose can also be decreased if side effects occur.
If you have had a heart attack (myocardial infarction) and are stable within 24 hours, lisinopril may be used to improve the chances of survival. The recommended starting dose is lisinopril 5 mg tablets, followed by another 5 mg in 24 hours, and then 10 mg at 48 hours. The 10 mg tablets may then be continued for six weeks.
(Click Lisinopril Dosage for more detail on how lisinopril can help treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels, such as high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. This page also covers the factors that may affect your dosage and offers suggestions on how to safely and effectively use this medication.)