Generic Name - Lisinopril
Category - Antihypertensive drug
High blood pressure, Hypertension
Generic for Prinivil* is indicated to control high blood pressure (hypertension) by relaxing blood vessels. Lisonopril (Generic for Prinivil*) is an antihypertensive (blood pressure lowering agent) known as an ACE inhibitor. High blood pressure levels can damage your kidneys, and may lead to a stroke or heart failure.
Generic for Prinivil* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Prinivil* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Prinivil* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Autoimmune disease (such as lupus), or suppressed immune function
Previous swelling of the tongue, face, or lips with difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, or tightening of the throat (angioedema)
Bone marrow disease
Heart or blood vessel disease
Low blood pressure
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Prinivil*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Medicines for high blood pressure
Generic for Prinivil* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericPrinivil*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Prinivil* for hypertension is 10 milligrams, taken 1 time a day. Your doctor will increase the dosage until your blood pressure is under control. The long-term dosage usually ranges from 20 to 40 milligrams a day, taken in a single dose.
Generic for Prinivil* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Prinivil* side Effects include decreased amount of urine passed, difficulty breathing, or difficulty swallowing, dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting spells, fast or uneven heart beat, palpitations, or chest pain and fever or chills.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Prinivil*.
Generic for Prinivil* and Pregnancy
Generic for Prinivil* being an ACE inhibitor is not recommended to be used by pregnant women especially in the second and third trimesters. This can cause low blood pressure, severe kidney failure, too much potassium or even death in the newborn. Be sure you have discussed with your doctor before taking Generic for Prinivil*.
Generic for Prinivil* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Prinivil* passes into breast milk. However, it is not expected to cause problems in nursing babies.
Generic for Prinivil* and Pediatric
Children are considered to be especially sensitive to the blood pressure-lowering effect of ACE inhibitors. Hence, it is best to consult your doctor and seek medical opinion.
Generic for Prinivil* and Geriatric
Studies conducted in this group using Generic for Prinivil* do not indicate different side effect or problems than it does in younger adults.
The above information about Generic for Prinivil* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.