Zestril (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.
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.
Zestril Tablet Uses
Use this medicine according to the dose and duration prescribed by the doctor. Swallow it whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Zestril Tablet should be taken empty stomach.
The following side-effects may commonly occur when using Lisinopril. eg: 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. If you feel any side effects after using this medicine, consult your doctor immediately.
Before using this medicine, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, in particular: history of an allergic reaction that includes swelling of the face, lips, tongue, throat (angioedema), blood filtering procedures (eg LDL apheresis), Dialysis). Limit alcoholic beverages. This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It can harm an unborn child.