Uses:Lisinopril belonging to a class of drugs called ACE inhibitors is used for the treatment of high blood pressure. Kidney problems, heart attacks and strokes are prevented by lowering high blood pressure. The heart failure can also be treated and survival after a heart attack is also improved. Lisinopril helps to relax the blood vessels, so that blood can flow easily.
Using Lisinopril:One must take this medicine as directed by the doctor, with or without food. It must be taken on daily basis. When taking the suspension form of this medication, it is important to shake the bottle well before taking every dose. A measuring spoon must be used for measuring the dose, in spite of a household spoon. The medical condition and treatment response are analyzed to decide the dosage. The weight is considered in case of children while deciding the dosage.
To prevent you from side effects, this medication might be given at a low dose in the beginning and gradually increase the dose. One must carefully follow the instructions of doctors. This medicine must be taken on regular basis, even when you start feel well.
This medicine might take two to four weeks to treat high blood pressure. It can take a few weeks to months for the treatment of heart failure. One must consult the doctor if it doesn't work well.
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