This medication is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, cardiac arrest, and kidney problems. This product contains two medications: lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide. Lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor and works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily. Hydrochlorothiazide is a "water pill" (diuretic) that causes one to make more urine, which helps your body dump extra water and salt.
This system is used when one drug is not controlling your blood pressure levels. Your physician may direct you to simply take the medications that are individual, and then switch you to this combination product. Do not continue taking the individual medications (lisinopril and/or hydrochlorothiazide) when you start this medication.
OTHER USES: This section contains uses of this drug that are not placed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your quality of life care pro. Utilize this drug for a condition which is detailed in this area only if this has been so prescribed by your wellbeing care expert.
This medication may also be used to treat heart failure.
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your own pharmacist before you start taking this medication and each time you get a refill. If you have any relevant questions, pose a question to your doctor or pharmacist.
Simply take this medicine by mouth as directed by your doctor, often once daily in the morning with or without food. If this medication causes you to frequently urinate more, it is best to take it at least 4 hours before your bedtime to avoid having getting up to urinate.
If you also take certain drugs to lessen your cholesterol (bile acid-binding resins such as colestipol or cholestyramine), just take lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide at least 4 hours before or at least 3 to 4 hours after these medications.
The dosage is based on your own medical condition and response to treatment.
Make use of this medication frequently to obtain the most benefit from it. Each day to help you remember, take it at the same time. It is critical to carry on taking this medication regardless if you feel well. Most individuals with high blood pressure don't feel sick.
Tell your doctor in case your condition will not improve or if it worsens (for example, your blood pressure readings increase).
Dizziness, lightheadedness, tiredness, or headache may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. Dry cough may also occur. If any of these results persist or worsen, tell your pharmacist or doctor promptly.
To cut back the possibility of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or position that is lying.
Remember that your medical practitioner has prescribed this medication she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects because he or. Many people using this medication do not have adverse that is serious.
Tell your doctor right away if some of these unlikely but side that is serious happen: fainting, signs of a high potassium blood level (such as muscle weakness, slow/irregular heartbeat), unusual change in the amount of urine (not including the standard upsurge in urine whenever you first begin this medication), decrease in eyesight, eye discomfort.
This product may cause a loss of too body that is much (dehydration) and salt/minerals. Tell your doctor right away when you yourself have any outward indications of dehydration or mineral loss, including: extreme thirst, extremely dry mouth, muscle cramps/weakness, fast/slow/irregular heartbeat, confusion, decreased urination.
This drug may seldom possibly cause serious fatal) liver problems. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any of these uncommon but severe side effects: dark urine, persistent nausea/vomiting, severe stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin.
an extremely serious reaction that is allergic this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any observeable symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially associated with face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is perhaps not a complete list of possible adverse effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Call your physician for medical advice about side impacts. You may report side effects to Food And Drug Administration at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Phone your doctor for medical advice about side-effects. You may report effects that are side Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking this item, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any other allergies if you are allergic to lisinopril or hydrochlorothiazide; or to other ACE inhibitors (such as captopril, benazepril); or. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause sensitive reactions or other problems. Keep in touch with your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your medical professional or pharmacist your health background, particularly of: history of an reaction that is allergic included swelling of the face/lips/tongue/throat (angioedema), blood filtering procedures (such as for example LDL apheresis, dialysis), desensitizing treatment plan for bee/wasp sting sensitivity, gout, lupus, renal disease, liver infection.
This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness you can perform such activities safely until you are sure. Limit beverages that are alcoholic.
Severe sweating, diarrhoea, or vomiting can raise the risk for lightheadedness or a serious loss of body water (dehydration). Report prolonged diarrhea or vomiting to your physician. To prevent dehydration, drink plenty of fluids unless your medical practitioner directs you otherwise.
If you have diabetes, this product may affect your blood sugar levels. Check your blood sugar levels regularly as directed by your doctor. Your doctor may have to adjust your diabetes medication, exercise program, or diet.
This medicine might make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.
This product might affect your potassium levels. Before using potassium supplements or salt substitutes that contain potassium, consult your pharmacist or doctor.
Before having surgery, tell your medical practitioner or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and organic products).
Older grownups may be more responsive to the side effects of this medication, especially dizziness and unusual change in the amount of urine (kidney problems).
This medication is not advised for use during pregnancy due towards the risk for harm to an unborn baby. Consult your doctor for lots more details. (See also Warning area.)
It is unknown if lisinopril passes into breast milk. Hydrochlorothiazide passes into breast milk, but is unlikely to harm a nursing baby. Consult your physician before breast-feeding.
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