Generic Name - Lisinopril
Category - Antihypertensive drug
High blood pressure, Hypertension
Generic for Zestril* is indicated to control high blood pressure (hypertension) by relaxing blood vessels. Lisinopril (Generic for Zestril*) 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 Zestril* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Zestril* 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 Zestril* 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 Zestril*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Medicines for high blood pressure
Generic for Zestril* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericZestril*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Zestril* is designed in such a way so as to replace higher doses of either component. Dosages of the Lisinopril component range from 10 to 80 milligrams a day. Dosages of hydrochlorothiazide typically fall between 6.25 and 50 milligrams daily.
Generic for Zestril* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Zestril* side Effects include anemia, arthritis, back pain, back strain, blurred vision, bronchitis, bruising, chest discomfort or pain, common cold, confusion, constipation, decreased sex drive, depression, difficulty breathing, difficulty falling or staying asleep, dry mouth, earache, excessive perspiration and fainting.
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 Zestril*.
Generic for Zestril* and Pregnancy
Generic for Zestril* 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 Zestril*.
Generic for Zestril* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Zestril* passes into breast milk. However, it is not expected to cause problems in nursing babies.
Generic for Zestril* 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 Zestril* and Geriatric
Studies conducted in this group using Generic for Zestril* do not indicate different side effect or problems than it does in younger adults.
The above information about Generic for Zestril* 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.