Lisinopril is an important member of the ACE inhibitors (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme inhibitors), which are used to treat heart problems and high blood pressure.
What is Lisinopril?
Lisinopril is a medicine that belongs to the class known as ACE inhibitors (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme inhibitors), use to treat symptoms of heart failure or weakening of the heart due to heart attack and high blood pressure.
How does Lisinopril work?
Lisinopril allows blood to pass through blood vessels more easily by relaxing the blood vessels. It is also helpful for your heart to pump blood more efficiently to all parts of the body.
What are the benefits of taking Lisinopril?
Several factors are associated with heart problems and high blood pressure (hypertension). These factors include a family history of heart diseases, an inactive lifestyle, overweight, and taking a high amount of salt in the diet.
Usually, lifestyle changes are recommended, such as give up smoking and drinking alcohol and exercise more. Besides this, it is often advised to take medication, such as Lisinopril, to treat the conditions to prevent more severe problems such as blood clots, heart attack, and stroke.
How do I use Lisinopril?
Lisinopril is a prescription-only medication. It is necessary to read the patient information leaflet provided in the packet of medication and also follow the advice of your doctor. Swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water, with or without food. It is necessary to take Lisinopril at the same time of the day.
Lisinopril dehydrate is the active ingredient, and it comes in strengths of 2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg, and 20mg per tablet. For the treatment of high blood pressure, the recommended dose is 10mg taken once daily. The dose can be increased to 20mg once daily over long-term use. The dose must be different if you are using Lisinopril for heart failure and problems related to diabetes or for use in children. The first dose of Lisinopril may lead to a greater fall in blood pressure. Symptoms like dizziness or lightheadedness may occur while your body adjusts to the new medication. Care must be taken if you forget to take the dose of Lisinopril tablet then you should skip the missed dose and move straight onto the next dose. Don’t double up the dose to make up for the missed one.
Side effects & precautions
Consult your doctor before taking Lisinopril. You must avoid taking Lisinopril if any of the following apply to you:
- Pregnancy of more than three months
- Diabetic or have impaired kidney function
- Previous treatment with the medicine of the same class (ACE inhibitors) or experience allergic reactions
- Hypersensitivity to Lisinopril and another ingredient
There are several factors that affect the activity of Lisinopril, you should talk to your doctor if any of the following apply to you:
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Narrowing of kidney artery or heart valves
- Increase the thickness of the heart muscles
- Blood vessel disease and treatment for gout
- Diarrhea or vomiting
A salt-restricted diet or you are taking potassium supplements there are some side effects occur due to Lisinopril use, which includes:
- Dizziness or light-headedness
- Difficulty Passing Urine
In case you experience these side effects, you must consult your doctor or pharmacist.
|Manufacturer||Johnlee Pharmaceuticals Private Ltd|
|Packaging||Blister Pack of 10 Pills|
|prescribed||Hypertension, Congestive Heart Failure and Myocardial infarction|
|How it works?||It works by preventing the formation of a chemical substance thus prevents the blood vessel to constrict and promotes free blood flow.|