How is Zestril used to treat high blood pressure?

How is Zestril used to treat high blood pressure?

Zestril (lisinopril) is an ACE inhibitor. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme. Zestril is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults and children who are at least 6 years old. Zestril is also used to treat congestive heart failure in adults, or to improve survival after a heart attack.

How old do you have to be to take Zestril?

Zestril is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults and children who are at least 6 years old. Zestril is also used to treat congestive heart failure in adults, or to improve survival after a heart attack. Do not use Zestril if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby.

Are there any side effects to taking Zestril?

Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise, in hot weather, or by not drinking enough fluids. Zestril can decrease sweating and you may be more prone to heat stroke. Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes while taking Zestril, unless your doctor has told you to.

What happens when you take lisinopril and Zestril?

You can easily become dehydrated while taking lisinopril. This can lead to very low blood pressure, a serious electrolyte imbalance, or kidney failure. If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using Zestril. If you have high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel well.

When to start Zestril for high blood pressure?

Treatment with Zestril may be started within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms. Treatment should not be started if systolic blood pressure is lower than 100 mm Hg. The first dose of Zestril is 5 mg given orally, followed by 5 mg after 24 hours, 10 mg after 48 hours and then 10 mg once daily.

What are the side effects of the drug Zestril?

Common side effects of Zestril include: dizziness, hypotension, hyperkalemia, increased blood urea nitrogen, and increased serum creatinine. Other side effects include: headache. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

How big is a 5 mg Zestril tablet?

5 mg tablets: round, pink, uncoated, biconvex tablet with “♥ 5” on one side and bisected on the other side. Diameter 6 mm. The tablet can be divided into equal doses. 10 mg tablets: round, pink, uncoated, biconvex tablet with “♥ 10” on one side and plain on the other side. Diameter 8 mm.

Zestril is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults and children who are at least 6 years old. Zestril is also used to treat congestive heart failure in adults, or to improve survival after a heart attack. Do not use Zestril if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby.