Lisinopril is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults and children 6 years and older, including renovascular, acute myocardial infarction in a clinically stable condition of the patients, heart failure (adjuvant treatment), diabetic nephropathy. The principle of this drug is to relax blood vessels, causing them to expand, it can lead to prevention of occurrence of strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems. Lisinopril is also used after acute myocardial recovery and is used with other drugs (eg, "water pills" / diuretics, digoxin) to treat heart failure. This drug belongs to a class of medications called ACE inhibitors.
Dosage and direction
Take medicine for adults 1 time per day. The dose is determined individually, depending on the evidence, the state of renal function and concomitant therapy. Typically, the initial dose is 2,5-5 mg, the average maintenance dose - 5-20 mg, the maximum daily - 80 mg.
Treatment is carried out under regular medical supervision (water-electrolyte balance). During treatment requires monitoring of blood pressure, protein level and plasma potassium, urea nitrogen, creatinine, renal function, blood picture, body weight and dieting. You have to be careful during surgery (including dental), especially when using general anaesthetics that have a hypotensive effect.
Hypersensitivity, pregnancy, breast-feeding.
Possible side effects
You can feel:
• visual disturbances,
• chest pain,
• dry cough and malignant tumors of the lung,
• pain when breathing,
• dry mouth,
• abdominal pain,
• renal failure,
• weakening of libido,
• neck pain,
• back pain,
• urticaria, and syndrome of Stevens-Johnson.
List of the drugs that can interact with Lisinopril: gold injections to treat arthritis, lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith), a potassium supplement such as K-Dur, Klor-Con, salt substitutes that contain potassium, insulin or diabetes medication you take by mouth, aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), diclofenac (Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), indomethacin (Indocin), ketoprofen (Orudis), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), and others, or a diuretic (water pill).
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Lisinopril overdose symptoms may include feeling extremely dizzy or light-headed or fainting.
Store Lisinopril at room temperature away from moisture and heat.