February 1, 2023

Some useful information if you have been prescribed lisinopril by your doctor.

Hello my name’s hilary eaton and i’m a pharmacist over 20 years experience working for the nhs in the uk welcome to hills pedals in this video i’m going to provide you with some useful information about a medicine that has been prescribed for you by your doctor in this video i’m going to talk about lisinopril lisinopril is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor

Also known as an ace inhibitor and it works by relaxing and widening your blood vessels so lowering your blood pressure and making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body so lisinopril is used to treat increased blood pressure or hypertension it’s used to treat heart failure particularly heart failure that occurs after you’ve had a myocardial infarction

Or heart attack it can be used to treat kidney failure particularly that due to type 2 diabetes in people who’ve also got raised blood pressure you shouldn’t take lisinopril if you are allergic to it and there’s a particular allergic reaction to lisinopril called an angio edema where you get swelling and itching of the skin so if you’ve had that in the past or you’ve

Had angioedema as a reaction to any other drugs you shouldn’t take lisinopril you shouldn’t take lisinopril if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding and you shouldn’t take it if you’ve got diabetes decreased kidney function and you’re taking a medicine called alice kieren taking lisinopril quite easy for increased blood pressure the dose is 10 milligrams to be taken once

A day and that’s then sometimes increased up to 20 milligrams once a day for heart failure the dose is much lower it’s usually two point five milligrams once a day so that’s half a five milligram tablet and then that can be increased up to five milligrams and very occasionally higher but up to absolute maximum 35 milligrams once a day after a heart attack or mi the

Dose is usually 5 milligrams a day for the first two days and then it be increased up to 10 min once a day and finally decreased kidney function the dose is the same thing as for increased blood pressure it’s 10 milligrams once a day and that then may be increased up to 20 milligrams once a day the dose may be reduced if you’ve got poor kidney function or in the

Elderly you can take your lesson aprill once a day at the same time each day and take it with a glass of water for the first few doses you may find that that lisinopril makes you feel quite lightheaded and in that case you should is really recommended you should take the first couple of doses while you’re sitting down or preferably lying down but that effect will

Wear off as you get used to lisinopril it’s also worth knowing you’ll probably need to have regular blood tests with your doctor while you’re taking niacin aprill and that’s to check your kidney function and the amount of potassium in your blood if you forget to take a dose of lifestealer pearl but you’re not 12 hours late you should take the tablets if it’s more

Than 12 hours since you missed the dose then don’t worry just miss that dose and carry on and take the next dose at the time it’s due don’t stop taking lisinopril or your symptoms will return your blood pressure won’t be controlled and if you or anyone you know has taken too much you should seek medical attention as too much lisinopril can lead to dizziness or drop

In blood pressure and heart palpitations there are some side effects of lisinopril it can cause an allergic reaction so if you get swelling swelling of the face mouth lips or eyes a skin rash or short sudden onset of shortness of breath you should talk to stop taking the lisinopril as i mentioned it can also cause a skin allergic reaction called angioedema where

Your skin swells up becomes full of fluid and becomes very itchy and it could also lead to a severe skin rash which sometimes leads to blistering and peeling of the skin so if any of these things occur you should obviously stop taking them i said a pearl and see your doctor the common side effects of lisinopril that effect 1 in 10 people include headache dizziness

Diarrhea and vomiting occasionally kidney problems and the one that patients most often report is a dry cough that won’t go away so if you get the cough go back and see your doctor because it may be possible to try another ace inhibitor there are many drug interactions of lisinopril it interacts with alyce caron it interacts with medicines containing potassium or

Potassium supplements and some diuretics finally few other things don’t take lisinopril if you’re going to going to go desensitization for beestings you should tell any doctor or dentist treating if you’re going to have anaesthetic because it can lead to reduced blood pressure you can drive with lisinopril as long as you’re not feeling dizzy or lightheaded which

Sometimes captain is particularly a problem at first and it’s okay to drink alcohol while you’re taking ice in a pearl in moderation i hope this information has been helpful if you need more detailed information about lisinopril please see the patient information leaflet that came with the medicine when it was dispensed by your pharmacist if you don’t have a copy

You could download another one from wwe medicines or guk if you’re on other medicines please see my other videos these are either on youtube or on my website www.misnylaw.com thanks very much

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Hil's Pills – Lisinopril – Useful Information By Hil’s Pills