What is Lisinopril?
Lisinopril is a medication classified as an ACE inhibitor (Angiotensin Converting enzyme). Lisinopril helps the dilation of blood vessels and fluid secretion in the urine, which lowers blood pressure and the heart pump improves functionality. The drug is prescribed by a doctor in case of high blood pressure (hypertension), congestive heart failure, after a heart attack, and kidney disease.
How to use Lisinopril and in which dosage?
A daily dose lasts up to 24 hours. Your doctor determines what dose is best for you. You can find this on the label of the packaging. It is important that you take Lisinopril at a fixed time every day. For example, in the morning with Breakfast, or if you get dizzy, take it better before you go to sleep. As a result, the risk that you forget to take is reduced. If you forget to take a dose, skip the dose if more than 12 hours in between (if you take it once a day) and wait with the following tablet until it is time for the next dose. The effect of Lisinopril after 2 to 4 weeks. It may be that you feel in the first few days of dizzy, because your body needs time to get used to a lower blood pressure. In this case, please do not use on the road and be careful when operating machinery. You can have something to eat and drink, but be careful with alcohol. You can get dizziness, since alcohol expands the blood vessels, such as Lisinopril and potentiates the blood pressure lowering effect. You can can deduct the use of of your medication at any time, but you do so only after consulting your doctor. The blood pressure can increase again, leading to fluid retention and shortness of breath. If Lisinopril is well tolerated for you and the desired effect achieved, the chances are great that you will apply this medicine over a prolonged period of time.
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What are the possible side effects of Lisinopril are
Most side effects occur during the first days of treatment or after an increase in the dosage. These are almost always only temporary and, in time, become weaker or disappear completely. If you are unsure, always contact your doctor or pharmacist. The most important side effects at a glance:
- Tickling cough
When is it better to use Lisinopril (contraindications)
- Hypersensitivity to Lisinopril
- with angioedema
- to be used during pregnancy or if you plan to get pregnant
For more information about Lisinopril
Lisinopril is available in tablet form in the variants 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg. Store Lisinopril under 30 ° C and do not use the medicine after the expiration date.