Q: I am a 58 yr. old male. Am on 5 mg of Lisinopril daily. My previous bp was 142/80. Sometimes it drops as low as 90/48. Is this too low? Should I stop taking the 5mg?
A: Your blood pressure appears to be in good control. Unless you are having symptoms of low blood pressure, your pressure is not too low. It is not smart to stop taking prescription medicine without first talking to your doctor. For more information about symptoms of low blood pressure go to this page on the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.