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Lisinopril

Lisinopril is prescription Angiotensin Converting Enzyme inhibitors or ACE inhibitor. Your doctor will prescribe Lisinopril for one of the following reasons:

  • Your blood pressure is too high
  • You have had a heart attack or myocardial infarction that may make your heart weak
  • You have asymptomatic heart failure, a heart condition where your heart does not pump enough blood around your body well.
  • You have a kidney problem due to high blood pressure or diabetes

Lisinopril belongs to the class of drugs known as an angiotensin-converting enzyme or ACE inhibitor. ACE normally produces angiotensin II, a compound responsible for the narrowing ad constricting of the blood vessels which increases the blood pressure. Lisinopril blocks the action of this compound allowing the blood vessels to relax and widens. The overall effects is reduced blood pressure. It works by relaxing the blood vessels in the body. It does this by inhibiting the chemical that tightens the blood vessels so that blood can flow smoothly into the heart and the heart can pump blood more efficiently.

High blood pressure is a common condition that affects people. When left untreated, high blood pressure can cause damages to kidneys, blood vessels, heart and other parts of the body. Damages to these parts may lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, loss of vision, kidney failure and other serious and life-threatening conditions. Lisinopril is used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat high blood pressure, heart failure and the improvement of survival after a heart attack. In addition to taking Lisinopril, making a lifestyle change can help control high blood pressure. These changes include maintaining a healthy weight, eating a balanced diet, exercising at least 30 minutes a day, not drinking alcoholic beverages and not smoking. Lisinopril is also used among patients with diabetic kidney disease at it helps lower the blood pressure that damages the kidney, reduces the loss of proteins excreted by the kidney and protects the kidney and slows down the progression of the disease.

Why Buy Lisinopril?

Lisinopril is a good anti-hypertensive medication that protects the kidney at the same time. It’s a first-choice blood pressure medication for many people especially for those with mild to moderate kidney disorders due to high blood pressure. It’s recommended for anyone with heart failure since it lowers the risk of further damages to the heart and death.

Lisinopril is FDA approved for medical in the US since 1987. It’s one of the most prescribed medications in the US in 2016 with more than 110 million prescriptions. Lisinopril is cheaper compared with other blood pressure-lowering medications and is available as generic and several brand names in the market.

How to Take Imiquimod Cream?

Lisinopril is a prescription medication that you can get only with the approval of your physician. It comes in a tablet form to take by mouth. Your doctor may start giving you a low dose and will gradually increase your dose.

High blood pressure: The typical starting dose for an adult is 10 mg a day with a maximum dose of 80 mg a day. The dose for children 6 to 17 years of age is based on weight.

Heart failure: Patients with heart failure should take 5 mg a day as a starting dose with a maximum dose of 40 mg a day.

Heart attack: The starting dose is 5mg a day within the first 24 hours. Your doctor will give another 5 mg after 24 hours. The usual dose is 10 mg given 48 hours after a heart attack. Then you should take 10 mg a day for at least 6 weeks.

  • For patients suffering from heart failure with low blood sodium levels, the dose is 2.5 mg a day.
  • Improving survival after a heart attack, the starting dose is 2.5 mg a day for the first 3 days after the heart attack.

What are the side effects of Lisinopril?

Lisinopril may cause unwanted side effects aside from its intended effects. Common side effects are:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Chest pain
  • Low blood pressure

If the following symptoms are severe and do not go away tell your doctor:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Sneezing
  • Cough
  • A decrease in sexual ability
  • Rash
  • Excessive tiredness

Lisinopril may cause other side effects not mentioned above. In case of serious side effects like allergic reactions, seek medical help as soon as possible.

We care for your safety

  • This medication can help control your blood pressure and heart failure but does not cure them. Do not stop taking them unless told by your physician. Continue taking them even if you feel well. For a missed dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not double up your dose just to make up for the missed one.
  • Lisinopril is recommended for children above 6 years old for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • This drug can cause an abrupt swelling of the face, lips, tongue, throat and arms which can be fatal. If this happens, stop taking your medication and inform your doctor right away. Swelling can happen anytime while you are under medication.
  • It can also make your blood pressure low especially during the first few days of your treatment. You may likely have low blood pressure if:
    • You are sweating heavily
    • Are on dialysis
    • Are vomiting
    • Having a diarrhea
    • Have heart failure
    • Taking diuretics
  • It’s not advisable for use by pregnant women.
  • Up to 10% of patients get a dry cough while using Lisinopril. It ranges from a mild tickle to a persistent hacking cough.
  • Drinking alcoholic beverages doesn’t affect the medicine directly but it can increase the blood pressure-lowering effect of the drug which can make you feel dizzy and make you likely to faint. It’s best to avoid alcohol if you find it makes you dizzy. Avoid driving or operating machinery if you feel dizzy.
  • Do not take this is you have been treated with other ACE inhibitors and have had allergic reactions that cause swelling of the feet, hand, face, lips, throat or tongue.
  • Do not take Lisinopril if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

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