January 26, 2023

In this episode, I discuss a medication known as lisinopril (Zestril, Prinivil).

Hey everybody welcome back to drug talk my name is garrett campbell in today’s video we’re going to be doing a more simplified version of a video that we covered in the past on the centerpro and we’re starting right now just keep in mind that this channel is for information purposes only well the first thing we’ll discuss in this presentation is what this medication is

Used for though lisinopril treats high blood pressure and heart failure is also given to reduce the risk of death after a heart attack the medication is an ace inhibitor we’ll now discuss how to use this medication so first off take your medication as directed your dose may need to change several times to find what works best for you if you’re using the oral liquid

Measure the oral liquid medication with a marked measuring spoon an oral syringe or a medicine cup what happens if you miss a dose so take a dose as soon as you remember but if it is almost time for your next dose wait until then and take a regular dose do not take extra medication to make up for a misdose be sure to store the medication in a closed container at

Room temperature away from heat moisture and direct light we’ll now discuss some warnings associated with lacinapro it is not safe to take this medication during pregnancy it could harm an unborn baby so tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or if you have kidney disease liver disease diabetes or heart or

Blood vessel disease this medication may cause the following problems so angioedema which would be severe swelling kidney problems or serious liver problems this medication could lower your blood pressure too much especially when you first use it or if you are dehydrated so stand or sit up slowly if you feel light-headed or dizzy do not stop using this medication

Without asking your doctor even if you feel well this medication will not cure your high blood pressure but it will keep it in the normal range you may have to take blood pressure medication for the rest of your life in some cases your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effect of this medication so keep all appointments over the next couple

Slides we’ll go over adverse events or ad or side effects over the next two slides if you experience any of these you would want to get in touch with your physician right away so it could be an allergic reaction which could present as itching or hives swelling in your face or hands swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat chest tightness or trouble breathing

Contact a physician if you have blistering peeling or red skin rash a change in how much or how often you urinate if you have confusion weakness and uneven heartbeat numbness or tingling your hands feet or lips if you have dark urine or pale stools nausea vomiting loss of appetite stomach pain or yellow skin or eyes if you have fever chills sore throat or body

Aches lightheadedness dizziness or fainting and finally severe stomach pain with or without nausea and vomiting now for this side effect here you would just you wouldn’t have to get in touch with the physician right away you could just mention it during your next appointment or mention it to your pharmacist when you go pick up your next prescription that would

Just be a dry cough the ace inhibitors are known to cause the dry cough so you would just switch to a different medication all right everybody that’s all going to talk about today with lacinapril as always i’m very thankful you took the time to come by and watch on my videos if you found the information valuable you’d like to help grow this channel or you can like

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