Lisinopril is used to treat high blood pressure, heart attack and kidney complications of diabetes mellitus. This medicine works by blocking certain chemicals that are responsible for the narrowing of the blood vessels. This medicine helps by making the blood to flow smoothly in the body. Lisinopril is also used to treat heart failure along with primary treatment. It is used with diuretics (for example, Hydrochlorothiazide) to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.
Take a missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed one if it’s time for the next dose. Avoid taking a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
In case of overdose, stomach emptying should be performed by cleaning out the contents of the stomach by vomiting or by using adsorbents, a substance that absorbs poisons from the stomach and sodium sulfate.
The following side-effects may commonly occur when using Lisinopril. If any of these side-effects worsen or last for a long time, you should consult with your doctor:
chest pain, cough, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, heart attack, heart failure, high blood pressure, kidney dysfunction, light-headedness especially if you stand up quickly, low blood pressure, low blood pressure due to sudden, standing from a sitting position, vomiting,
Precautions while using Lisinopril
Before you use Lisinopril, tell your PCP of your medicinal and wellbeing history including the accompanying: liquid collection under the skin, medical procedure of aviation routes, heart or mind infection, history of in utero presentation to Lisinopril, narrowing of the aorta (a conduit in the heart), narrowing of the heart valves (mitral valves), narrowing of the kidney corridor, an expansion in the thickness of the heart muscle (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy), veins (collagen vascular malady), low circulatory strain, kidney issues, experiencing kidney dialysis, liver issues, diabetes, looseness of the bowels etc.