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Drug Guide    L   lisinopril-Hctz

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Lisinopril-Hctz
Lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide


Lisinopril-Hctz is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lisinopril-Hctz is a combination of two drugs (an ACE inhibitor and a thiazide water pill /diuretic). Lisinopril works by relaxing blood vessels, causing them to widen. The thiazide diuretic increases the amount of urine you make, therefore decreasing excess water and salt in your body. High blood pressure reduction helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.

ALTERNATE NAMES

Prinzide, Zestoretic


 
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lisinopril-Hctz
Prinzide, Zestoretic

Uses
Lisinopril-Hctz is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lisinopril-Hctz is a combination of two drugs (an ACE inhibitor and a thiazide water pill /diuretic). Lisinopril works by relaxing blood vessels, causing them to widen. The thiazide diuretic increases the amount of urine you make, therefore decreasing excess water and salt in your body. High blood pressure reduction helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.


Storage
  • Store at room temperature away from light and moisture.
  • Storage temperature ranges differ according to different manufacturers, so consult your pharmacist for more information.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include: unusually fast or slow heartbeat, severe dizziness, or fainting.

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LISINOPRIL-HCTZ 20/25 TAB (MYLAN)

How To Use
  • Take Lisinopril-Hctz by mouth, usually once a day or as directed by your doctor.
  • You may take Lisinopril-Hctz with or without food.
  • Use Lisinopril-Hctz regularly in order to get the most benefit from it.
  • To help you remember, use it at the same time each day.
  • Drink adequate fluids to prevent from becoming dehydrated.
  • If you are on restricted fluid intake, consult your doctor for further instructions.
  • Do not take potassium supplements or salt substitutes containing potassium without talking to your doctor or pharmacist first.
  • Lisinopril-Hctz can infrequently raise or lower your potassium blood levels, which rarely can cause serious side effects such as muscle weakness/cramping or very slow heartbeats.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if these effects occur.
  • The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.
  • For the treatment of high blood pressure, it may take 2 to 4 weeks before the full benefit of Lisinopril-Hctz occurs.
  • It may take several weeks or months to see the full benefit when Lisinopril-Hctz is used for congestive heart failure.
  • It is important to continue taking Lisinopril-Hctz even if you feel well.
  • Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.
  • If you are also taking cholestyramine or colestipol, take lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide at least 2 hours before either of these drugs.

Side Effects
  • You may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, fatigue, blurred vision, dry cough, or vomiting as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: unusual thirst, weakness, confusion, fast heartbeat, fainting, decreased sexual ability, tingling or numbness of the hands/feet, chest pain.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: unusual change in the amount of urine (after the first several days of starting Lisinopril-Hctz), seizures, signs of infection (e.g., fever, chills, persistent sore throat).
  • Lisinopril-Hctz may rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) liver problems.
  • If you notice any of the following highly unlikely but very serious side effects, seek immediate medical attention: yellowing of the eyes or skin, dark urine, stomach/abdominal pain, persistent fatigue, persistent nausea.
  • An allergic reaction to Lisinopril-Hctz is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling (especially of the face, lips, tongue, or throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Lisinopril-Hctz should not be used if you have certain medical conditions.
  • Before using Lisinopril-Hctz, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: allergies to other ACE inhibitors (e.g., benazepril, captopril), history of an allergic reaction which included swelling of the face/lips/tongue/throat (angioedema), urinary problems (inability to make urine or anuria).
  • Before using Lisinopril-Hctz, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, heart problems, severe loss of body fluids (dehydration through excessive sweating, vomiting, or diarrhea), mineral/electrolyte problems (e.g., imbalance of sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium), diabetes, strokes, gout, high levels of fats in the blood (high cholesterol or triglycerides), asthma, blood vessel disease (e.g., collagen vascular diseases such as lupus, scleroderma), any allergies in addition to those listed above (including allergies to sulfa drugs or bee/wasp stings, or exposure to certain membranes used for blood filtering).
  • Lisinopril-Hctz may make you dizzy; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery.
  • Limit alcoholic beverages.
  • To minimize dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a seated or lying position.
  • Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking Lisinopril-Hctz.
  • Hydrochlorothiazide may make you more sensitive to the sun.
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths or sunlamps.
  • Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.
  • Caution is advised when using Lisinopril-Hctz in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of Lisinopril-Hctz, especially the dizziness effect.
  • Lisinopril-Hctz should be used only when clearly needed during the first three months of pregnancy.
  • It is not recommended for use during the last six months of the pregnancy due to the risk for fetal harm.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • See also the Warning section.
  • Hydrochlorothiazide passes into breast milk.
  • Breast-feeding is not recommended due to the potential harm to the nursing infant.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Lisinopril-Hctz should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: cisapride, dofetilide.
  • If you are currently using any of these medications, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide.
  • Before using Lisinopril-Hctz, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription products you may use, especially of: antidiabetic drugs (e.g., insulin, glipizide), cholestyramine, colestipol, corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), diazoxide, drugs which can increase dizziness (e.g., phenobarbital, narcotic analgesics), drugs which are affected by the acid level in the urine (e.g., amphetamine, methenamine, quinidine), other heart drugs (e.g., digoxin), other high blood pressure medications, lithium, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g., ibuprofen, indomethacin), potassium supplements (e.g., potassium chloride) or salt substitutes, probenecid, drugs that suppress the immune system (e.g., azathioprine).
  • Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products, diet aids) because they may contain ingredients that could increase your heart rate or blood pressure.
  • Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of those products.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for lisinopril-Hctz
Overall:3 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 69
Time Taken: more than 5 yrs days

Reason: High pertension Blood presurre grater than 130/80 Date: 12 December 2011
Side Effects
I'm having extreme headaches in top left side of my head. N othing that I take will get rid of them.

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Overall:3 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 49
Location: Tampa, Florida
Time Taken: 2 months days

Reason: High Blood Pressure Date: 24 October 2010
Side Effects
Dizziness when bending over and getting up.

Additional Thoughts
I feel as if I sweat profusely and I have never done this in the past. My BP has gotten in the normal range and I am making lifestyle changes diet/exercise.

Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 54
Location: Birmingham Ala
Time Taken: 2 months days

Reason: for high blood pressure Date: 4 November 2009
Side Effects
I have been taking it for two months an now i woke up an my left eye is swelling plus it makes me dizzie

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Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 53
Location: missouri
Time Taken: 5 days

Reason: high blood pressure 208/108 wasn't aware it was this high! Date: 14 July 2009
Side Effects
little tired in the beginning, little dizzy not bad for a couple of times in first day.

Additional Thoughts
It worked on me within two hours after taking it and stabilized my B.P. from there on. I was rather surprised how well the lowest dose worked for me. I am also dieting and eating more fruits and vegetables, whole grain and fish, swimming, this may have enhanced the pill. My plan is to continue with my healthier lifestyle and my goal is to be off the pills in about 6 months. My doctor told me this is possible if I keep up my change in lifestyle. I feel a whole lot better! I hear black walnuts make your veins more elastic, I have added those too.

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