Lisinopril Brand And Generic Names
What is Lisinopril?
Lisinopril belongs to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors class of drugs. Lisinopril is commonly prescribed to treat hypertension, heart failure and within 24 hours of a heart attack to improve patients survival.
Your physician may recommend you to buy Lisinopril for purposes other than those listed at our website.
Angiotensin-converting enzyme plays a pivotal role in the narrowing of blood vessels. Angiotensin-converting enzyme also increases the amount of water and salt in the body. Lisinopril relaxes the blood vessels and reduces the amount of salt and water in the body, by inhibiting the angiotensin-converting enzyme.
Lisinopril is used for lowering high blood pressure. It is a cominbation of a diuretic with a drug that inhibits ACE. Lisinopril, the ACE inhibitor, restricts the production of a substance that retains water and sale in your body. Whereas Hydrocholorohiazide makes your body produce more urine which, in turn, helps to lower blood pressure. This combination of Lisinopril is usually not prescribed until the patient is undergoing therapy.
Lisinopril is often used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) as an initial therapy in combination with other anti-hypertension drugs. Lisinopril improves blood pressure and also chances of survival after heart attacks. It is also sold under the trade name Prinzide, Zestoril and Zestoretic
Strictly follow your physician’s recommendations on Lisinopril dosing, since dose of Lisinopril will be different for different patients. The following dosage recommendation includes only the average doses of Lisinopril.
The amount of Lisinopril that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of daily doses, the delays between doses and the length of overall Lisinopril therapy depend on the illness for which you are taking Lisinopril.
Lisinopril dosages for high blood pressure treatment:
- Adults — at the beginning, 10 milligrams of Lisinopril once a day. Then, your physician may increase your dose from 20 up to 40 milligrams taken daily as a single dose.
- 6 y.o. children and older — dosage must be determined by a physician based on children body weight.
- Children under 6 years of age — Use and dosage must be determined by a physician based on children body weight.
Lisinopril dosages for heart failure treatment:
- Adults — at the beginning, 5 milligrams of Lisinopril. Then, your physician may increase your dose up to 20 milligrams taken daily as a single dose.
- Children—Use and dosage must be determined by a physician based on children body weight.
Lisinopril dosages for immediate treatment after a heart attack:
- Adults — at the beginning, 5 milligrams once a day. Then, your physician may increase your dose to 10 milligrams of Lisinopril taken daily as a single dose.
- Children — Use and dosage must be determined by a physician based on children body weight.
Lisinopril Side Effects
Cough, dizziness, dizziness when standing up, fatigue, headache
Special warnings about Lisinopril, Hydrochlorothiazide
If any of your body part swells up after taking the drug, stop using it immediately and contact your doctor immediately. You need urgent treatment. Lisinopril may cause your blood pressure to become too low and may cause you to feel dizzy especially during the first few days of taking Lisinopril. If fainting occurs, stop taking Lisinopril immediately and contact your doctor.
Do not use salt substitutes with potassium content before consulting your doctor.
Excessive sweating, diarrhea, dehydration, vomitting will cause you to lose excessive water and cause your blood pressure level to drop drastically below a dangerous level.
Chest pains, sore throat and fever may indicate a more serious illness – Contact your doctor if it happens.
Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart problems, diabetes, liver disease, allergies, asthma or lupus erythematosus. Lisinopril should be taken with caution. Your doctor should monitor your kidney function regularly if you have kidney disease.
Lisinopril may cause an allergic reaction if you are undergoing desensitization to bee/wasp venom.
This medication is not recommended for people on dialysis; severe allergic reactions have occurred.
If you notice a yellowish cast to your skin or eyes, stop taking Zestoretic and contact your doctor immediately.
If you are diabetic, your doctor will want to keep an eye on your blood sugar levels.
Inform your doctor that you are taking Lisinopril before you undergo any surgery.
Lisinopril interactions with the other substances and medications:
- Medications for diabetes
- Potassium supplements
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
Lisinopril may also interact with other substances and medications that are not listed above. You should talk with your physician about the use of any other supplements, vitamins and medications before you buy Lisinopril in order to avoid potentially dangerous interactions.
It is not recommended to buy Lisinopril if you are hypersensitive to it, if you have a history of angioedema related to previous ACEI’s therapy, idiopathic or hereditary angioedema.
What storage conditions are needed for Lisinopril?
Always keep Lisinopril in its tightly closed package. Store it at room temperature in dry place. Throw away Lisinopril pills, if they are outdated or if you no longer need it. Talk to your physician about the proper disposal of Lisinopril pills.