Your physician has prescribed you a new medication to treat your hypertension, an ACE inhibitor called Lisinopril. Now, like the majority of people you take this prescription to your local pharmacy and hand it to the person behind the counter. They in turn shuffle through some drawers, pull out the medication, print a label with your name on it for the box, tell you how frequently to take.
Think about it, you are going to put something in your mouth that is suppose to assist your high blood pressure and you do not have any questions? I have actually been guilty of the very same thing. Trusting my physician to make all the right decisions for me and my health and I take my medication.
Well, today we are going to learn about among the most popular anti-hypertensives prescribed. Lisinopril.
List of Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergy to lisinopril: hives; severe stomach pain, challenging breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor simultaneously if you have any of the Lisinopril Side Effects listed below:
- a light-headed feeling, like you may lose consciousness;
- little or no urinating;
- fever, sore throat;
- high potassium – nausea, slow or uncommon heart rate, weak point, loss of movement;
- kidney problems – little or no urinating, painful or challenging urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath; or
- liver issues – nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Typical lisinopril side effects might include:
- headache, dizziness;
- cough; or
- chest pain.
Other Lisinopril Side Effects
This is not a total list of Lisinopril side effects and others might happen. Call your doctor for medical guidance about side effects. As always, educate yourself. When I was a practicing Registered Nurse, we knew to examine and re-check with a patient prior to providing a medication. As soon as a medication is taken, it is taken.
What is Lisinopril?
Lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor. ACE represents angiotensin transforming enzyme.Lisinopril is used to treat high blood pressure( hypertension) in adults and children who are at least 6 years of ages. Lisinopril is also used to treat heart disease in adults, or to improve survival after a cardiac arrest.
Look for these known side effects so you can notify your doctor. Discovering the right drug combination to get your hypertension under control is not simple. Oftentimes, it’s actually a trial and error procedure to discover what works for you which you can tolerate. In a lot of cases it implies multiple drugs which can likewise have drug-to-drug interaction. It’s important that you understand the possible side effects of the particular drug your doctor has actually recommended to you so you can work with him to discover mix which is right for you.
What You Should Know
- Do not use lisinopril if you are pregnant. It could damage the unborn baby. Stop using this medication and inform your doctor right away if you become pregnant.
- You ought to not use this medicine if you have hereditary Angioedema. Angioedema is a form of severe swelling underneath the skin’s surface. In some cases, the swelling happens in addition to the appearance of hives. This is why angioedema is in some cases referred to as “huge hives.” Hives are itchy, red welts that establish on the surface area of the skin.
- If you have diabetes, do not use Lisinopril together with any medication which contains aliskiren (such as Amturnide, Tekturna, Tekamlo). The FDA has provided brand-new warnings about anti-hypertensive drugs including the direct renin inhibitor aliskiren (consisting of Tekturna, Amturnide, Takamio,) when used in mix with ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). The FDA now states that these drug mixes are contraindicated in patients with diabetes, and it is new cautioning to avoid using this mix in patients with moderate to severe renal disability.
Before Taking Lisinopril
You ought to not use this medication if you are allergic to lisinopril or to other ACE inhibitor, such as benazepril captopril, fosinopril, enalapril, moexipril, perindopril, quinapril, ramipril, or trandolapril.