Lisinopril is a drug that is commonly used solely in the treatment of high-blood pressure. When used in combination with other prescribed medications it is for the treatment and prevention of heart failure. It is also used to aid recovery after a heart attack. Lisinopril works by decreasing the tightening of blood vessels, so the heart can pump more effectively and the blood flows more freely through out the body. Lisinopril is a medication that classified as angiotensin-converting enzyme or ACE inhibitors.
The pill is taken by mouth, and it is in tablet form. The prescription usually calls to take one a day. It is easy to remember when to take lisinopril if you take it every day at the same time. If you have any questions be sure to ask your pharmacist, or doctor to explain anything you do not know. Read and follow the directions on the label extremely carefully. Only take lisinopril as directed. Do not take more of it or use it more times that prescribed by a doctor. Your will probably be given a low dose to start by your doctor, and he will gradually increase the dose depending on how you react to the drug.
This medicine helps to control heart failure and high-blood pressure but will not cure these conditions. Do not stop taking your prescribed dose even if you begin to feel better. Talk to your doctor about how you feel and he will change your dose or take you off the drug accordingly.
There may be side effects when taking lisinopril. Inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms:
* Excessive sleepiness
* weakness *sneezing
* runny nose
* decreased in sexual ability
If you are taking any of the drugs below, tell your doctor before you start taking lisinopril:
* a potassium supplement
* gold injections used to help arthritis
* diabetes medication of insulin you take by mouth
Other drugs, not on this list, may affect lisinopril. Make sure to tell your doctor of all the over-the-counter and prescription medications you are taking. Tell your doctor if you start taking any new medications.
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