hi I'm new on here, was just after a bit of advice please.. is it possible that on diagnosing you with hypertension, the doctor puts you on a starter 2.5gm dose of lisinopril, this is not enough to lower the blood pressure and so he increases it to 5mg. He gets a satisfactory read next visit (so from that one visit with satisfactory read) the doctor is happy that the raised blood pressure is controlled. So you are prescribed a daily dose of 5mg of lisinopril for maintenance of a controlled blood pressure....... you are to be reviewed in 12 months.
Is it possible that once leaving the doctors,,,,,,that the 5mg becomes no longer sufficient to control the raised blood pressure? Should maintenance not be a higher dose..10/20mg?
thankyou for any helpful advice