Lisinopril is used for treatment for hypertension. Hypertension leads to various other problems like heart failure, heart diseases and kidney diseases etc, so it is very important to control high blood pressure and prevent strokes and heart and kidney problems. This medication may also be used to protect kidneys from harm due to diabetes. This medication can be used alone or may be prescribed along with other medicines for treatment of high blood pressure. It also helps to improve survival after a heart attack in many cases. This medication may be used for any other medical condition as prescribed by the doctor.
Lisinopril is a synthetic peptide derivative. It belongs to an ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitors class of medicines. It decreases certain chemicals that tighten the blood vessels, so helps in smooth flow of blood and helps heart to pump blood easily and more efficiently. Lisinopril is available in 5, 10 and 20mg tablets for oral use. Patient needs to drink a lot of water throughout the day as this medication may cause dehydration.
How to take Lisinopril
This is an oral medication, usually the starting dose is 10mg once a day and may be increased to 20mg. Patients with renal failure or are on diuretics or are heart patient are started off with low dose of 2.5 to 5 mg. The dose is generally not prescribed for small children but then again the dose depends on age, sex, weight and other factors involved of the patient. Doctor may occasionally change dosage for better results.
This medicine can be taken with or without food, as directed by the doctor with a glass full of water. When taking the medicine in suspension form, measure properly and shake bottle well before use.
This medicine should be taken regularly for best results and try to take it at the same time every day. Do not stop taking medicine without consulting doctor.
You may need to go in for certain tests to check blood pressure regularly. Even kidney and liver function test may be conducted. Store the medicine at room temperature and away from moisture and heat.
If you are pregnant or breast feeding do not take this medicine without consulting doctor. If you are allergic to any medication and taking any other medicine regularly then inform doctor before starting on Lisinopril. If you were or are suffering from any disease of heart, liver, kidney or diabetes then report to your doctor.
If you go in for any surgery or dental surgery inform your doctor that you are taking Lisinopril. This drug mat make you a little drowsy so do not drive or perform any activity that requires alertness. Take limited alcoholic beverages. This medicine may increase potassium level in a person, so before going in for salt substitutes or potassium supplements consult your doctor.
Do take the exact dose prescribed by the doctor and try to take it at the same time every day. Do take the medicine under medical supervision always.
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