What does Lisinopril-HCTZ treat?
Lisinopril-HCTZ is an ACE inhibitor that treats high blood pressure (hypertension). This is a powerful combination of Lisinopril-HCTZ, an ACE inhibitor and Hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic. Together, they remove excess salt and water from your body by relaxing the blood vessels. Lowering blood pressure helps prevents heart attacks, stroke and kidney problems. Consistent high blood pressure puts a strain on the heart and arteries and Lisinopril-HCTZ helps in bringing them relief. Your physician may use this to treat other ailments based on their discretion.
Follow the Lisinopril-HCTZ dosage prescribed by your physician. The dosage could vary based on individual patient requirements. Always follow your physician’s instructions or go by the directions on the prescription drug label. Drink it with a full glass of water.
Missed a dose?
Take it immediately once you remember. In case, this time is closer to the next dosage, skip it and get back to the prescribed schedule. Never take a double dose.
Don’t waste any time and seek immediate medical attention.
Drug interactions must be considered before starting to take any kind of drug. Drug interactions might happen either when Lisinopril–HCTZ is taken along with another drug or with particular foods. To prevent any kind of negative interaction, make sure you inform your doctor of any drugs you are taking including non-prescription medication, OTCs, health supplements like vitamins, minerals, herbal medicine and so on which may increase the effect of Lisinopril–HCTZ.
Lisinopril–HCTZ may react with: Amiloride Ibuprofen Indomethacin Naproxen Phenobarbital Spironolactone Triamterene It may also interact with other diuretics, steroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This is not an exhaustive list though.
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant. Appraise your doctor of any medical conditions that you are suffering from and your family history of medical ailments. It’s important that you do not stop or start taking any medicine without the consent of your physician.
Possible Side Effects
Lisinopril–HCTZ might have some side effects but it’s not possible to anticipate them. It does not have any major side effects and the minor ones that may occur are temporary. In rare cases, there might be major side effects and immediate medical attention must be sought. Constipation, cough, dizziness, headache, dry cough, blurred vision, diarrhea, tiredness and nausea are some of the side effects. In case, there is a change in intensity of side effects or if any new side effects develop, make sure you consult your doctor.
What to ask your doctor before you start on Lisinopril–HCTZ
Can I take Lisinopril–HCTZ along with other drugs? Are there certain foods, beverages and products to be avoided while on Lisinopril–HCTZ? What is the dosage of Lisinopril–HCTZ to be consumed? How should I use Lisinopril–HCTZ? How will Lisinopril–HCTZ work on my body? How can the drug interactions and side effects of Lisinopril–HCTZ be minimized or completely avoided?
The health and medical information that we have provided are meant to supplement and not substitute the advice of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professionals. This does not suggest that usage of Lisinopril–HCTZ is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always ensure that you take this or any other drug only after consulting your physician.