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I have been trying to find some more information regarding BP medication. My doctor put me on a 5mg dose of lisinopril at my last visit. She said even though my BP was great, she wanted to me to take it to protect my kidneys. I wanted to understand more about why/how that works. If anyone can give me any further information, I would appreciate it. Thank you:)
 

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I've been wondering that myself.
I've actually quit taking it (haven't told the doc yet though) because it gives me a cough and even at taking half of the 5 mg. it makes me dizzy. Maybe because my heart is slow to fill up?
 

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I think a lot of doctors do that. But I think a much better way to protect your kidneys is to keep bgs in a healthy range without spiking at meals. My doctor has never suggested BP meds.
 

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Lisinopril made me cough too. So I hastened to tell doc, because he had warned me it might happen & he lectured me to call him back if it did. He switched me to a different drug & no more cough.
 
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