Lisinopril Safe Dosing and Common Side Effects
Hello and welcome to quot;TutorialScriptquot; presented by Drugs today in the second of three presentationswe'll continue reviewing lisinopril a commonly used medication in the classof drugs known as angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors or ACE inhibitors We will look at issues surrounding dosing andside effects lisinopril helps to control high bloodpressure and heart failure and may be used after a heart attack lisinopril has been FDA approvedfor use in both adults and children six
years of age and older lisinopril is not a cure for high bloodpressure or for heart failure it is used to control these conditions therefore lisinopril is takeneveryday unless otherwise directed lisinopril comes in in an oraltablet and is usually given once a day it may be taken with or without food doses may be started at the lowerend of the dosing range and slowly increased to monitor effectiveness andside effects
reduced doses of lisinopril are neededin both adults and children with impaired kidney function a blood test to evaluate kidney functionmay be needed at the beginning of treatment most patients tolerate lisinopril very well some of the more common side effects mayinclude abnormally low blood pressure dizziness or fainting if these should occur, a health careprovider should be notified lisinopril can also cause nausea,headache and a persistent dry cough
cough is a well known side effect of allACE inhibitors and reverses when the drug is stopped if the cough is bothersome patients shouldcontact their health care provider before stopping treatment thank you for joining us at Drugs for a brief review of lisinopril please refer to our patient andprofessional information, drug interaction checker, and additional toolson Drugs patients with a concern about theuse of lisinopril should consult
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