Lisinopril 5 mg Tablets
A healthcare provider may prescribe 5 mg lisinopril tablets once daily to treat several conditions of the heart or blood vessels. For example, 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 5 mg, followed by another 5 mg in 24 hours, and then 10 mg at 48 hours. Lisinopril 10 mg may then be continued for six weeks.
(Click Lisinopril Dosage for a closer look at how lisinopril can help treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. This article also describes the factors that may affect your dose and offers some tips on when and how to take this medication.)