Zestril Medication (Lisinopril) - Uses & Side Effects
Generic Name: Lisinopril
LISINOPRIL (Prinivil®, Zestril®) is an antihypertensive known as an ACE inhibitor. Lisinopril controls high blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels. High blood pressure levels can damage your kidneys, and may lead to a stroke or heart failure. Lisinopril also helps to treat patients with heart failure (heart does not pump strongly enough). You can say lisinopril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Angiotensin is a chemical that is made by the body continuously. It narrows blood vessels and thereby maintains blood pressure. When the enzyme is blocked by lisinopril, angiotensin cannot be converted into its active form. As a result, blood pressure falls.
Uses of Zestril
Side Effects of Zestril
If you are using Zestril, then discuss the side effects of Zestril with your doctor and if you feel any change in intensity, then tell your doctor immediately. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Zestril. Side effects of Zestril may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Zestril:
Drug Interaction:- If you are taking certain drugs with Zestril, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of Zestril. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Zestril with the following:
A severe drop in blood pressure is the primary sign of a lisinopril overdose. But after taking Zestril, If you feel that overdose is suspected, then contact with your doctor immediately. Symptoms of Zestril overdose may includes:
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