June 1, 2023

Hello my name is Doctor Max Greenlee I’m a clinical pharmacist and today we’re going to be going over a medication called Lisinopril and you’re going to learn everything you need to know to maximize your medication along with some things to look out for Including some pharmacist Pro tips at the end.

Hello my name is dr max greenlee i’m a clinical pharmacist and today we’re going to go over a medication called lacinopril and you’re going to learn everything you need to know to maximize your medication along with some things to look out for including some pharmacist pro tips at the end before we get going if you have any other medications that you want a full

Review on please just let me know in the comments below and i’ll add them to this series on how to maximize your medication what is lisinopril lisinopril is an ace inhibitor a stands for angiotensin converting enzyme and more on that in a minute lisinopril is used to treat high blood pressure in adults and children who are at least six years old lycinopril is also

Used to treat congestive heart failure in adults or to improve survival after a heart attack u.s brand names include prinville cubrillas and zestoril what dosage form does lisinopril come in lacinbral comes in a liquid at one milligram per mil it also comes in tablets of strengths of 2.5 5 10 20 30 and 40 milligrams respectively how does lacinopril work lisinopril

Inhibits an enzyme called angiotensin converting enzyme or ace this enzyme is involved in the production of angiotensin ii a powerful vasoconstrictor a vasoconstrictor is a substance that narrows the arteries it also stimulates the release of the hormone aldosterone from the adrenal glands that sit on top your kidneys aldosterone increases blood pressure by

Inhibiting this enzyme lysinopril dilates or opens up the arteries and reduces how hard the heart has to work to pump blood around the body which lowers blood pressure how long till my medication starts to work lisinopril starts to lower blood pressure within an hour of administration with peak effects seen within six hours and you only have to take lisinopril

One time per day to get the maximum benefit what makes lisinopril awesome lisinopril may be used to treat high blood pressure in adults and children over the age of six lowering blood pressure reduces the risk of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events such as strokes and heart attacks it is effective at reducing the signs and symptoms of heart failure it

May increase survival odds when given within 24 hours of a heart attack generic lacindorilla is available and tends to be relatively inexpensive what are the downsides of taking lisinopril if you are between the age of 18 and 60 take no other medications or have no other medical condition the side effects you’re more likely to experience include a headache and

Dizziness the dizziness may be due to the blood pressure lowering effects of lacinopril and may be more apparent when going from lying down to sitting or standing position dizziness may also increase the risk of falls so be careful especially when you first start this medication a dry persistent cough blurry vision sweating urinary changes can happen and should

Be reported to your provider if they do rarely lisinopril may adversely affect kidney function so monitoring of kidney function and potassium levels should occur periodically in those receiving lasinopril allergic reactions including angioedema swelling of the airways and facial areas are rare but possible after taking listen approve in general seniors children

And people with certain medical conditions such as liver or kidney problems heart disease diabetes and seizures or people who take other medications are in general more at risk of developing a wider range of these side effects who should never take lycenapril do not use lycinapril if you’re pregnant it could harm the unborn baby stop using this medication and

Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant you should also never take lisinopril if you have ever had angioedema from any cause what are the most common interactions i should look out for lisinopril may interact with some of your other medications including other anti-hypertensive medications that also cause your body to retain potassium diuretics

Nsaids lithium and eliscarin some of these interactions are greater than others so make sure and go over your med list with your provider and your pharmacist so is lisinopril a good medication what’s the bottom line lacinable can be used to treat high blood pressure heart failure and to increase survival following a heart attack however the development of a dry

Hacking cough attributed to the drug may force discontinuation however this medication is generally safe and the majority of people tolerate it well with little to no side effects so before we wrap up this conversation about lisinopril i wanted to give you some pharmacist pro tips because at some point in time while you’re taking this medication these questions

Will arise lisinopril can be taken with or without food it doesn’t really make a difference but do your best to stay hydrated while taking this medication if you miss a dose of the medication take the missed dose as soon as you remember skip the missed dose if it’s almost time for your next scheduled dose and do not take extra medication because this is just

Going to lead to a bunch of unwanted side effects lisinopril may make you feel dizzy especially in the first few weeks of therapy and when going from sitting or laying down position to standing always take your time when standing up talk to your doctor if this feeling doesn’t go away after a while call emergency services if your throat face or lips show signs

Of swelling because this can be serious for high blood pressure continue this medication even if you feel well high blood pressure does not usually have any symptoms do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking lisinopril unless recommended by your doctor because they can increase the chance of you experiencing side effects if you also have

Diabetes you may need to monitor your blood sugar levels more closely during the first few weeks of lisinopril therapy do not use lacinopril if you’re pregnant or trying to become pregnant because it is no good for your baby treatments that lower blood pressure such as lycinopril should always be part of a comprehensive cardiovascular risk reduction plan that also

Targets appropriate cholesterol lowering diabetes risk exercise weight loss and smoking sensation thank you so much for stopping past the channel i hope this information helps you maximize your lucidapril if you want to learn more about other medications you’re taking put them in the comments below and i’ll make a video on how to maximize those medications also

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Lisinopril : Everything you need to know to maximize your medication! By Dr Max Greenlee