This medication is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, prescribed for high blood pressure. It decreases a chemical that tightens blood vessels thereby making blood vessels to dilate, which lowers blood pressure.
Contraindicated in patients with history of angioedema and hypersensitivity.
Adults- The recommended initial dose for patients not receiving a diuretic is 10 mg once a day.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus),bone marrow suppression, low blood counts, low blood pressure, low blood sodium, high blood potassium, or narrowing or hardening of the arteries of the brain, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Avoid alcohol consumption.
• It may cause dry, unproductive cough; if it is so stop the medication.
• Monitor blood pressure and sugar level regularly while taking this medication.
• Most Common:
Headache and cough.
• Central Nervous System: Dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, fatigue, shock, anxiety, decreased libido, muscle tightness, sleeplessness, nervousness and tingling.
• Heart: Low blood pressure.
• Genitourinary: Increased urea in blood.
♦ • Gastrointestinal: Inflammation of pancreas/intestine, constipation, nausea, vomiting and blood in stool.
• Blood: Anemia and decrease in platelets.
• Miscellaneous: Asthma, inflammation of bronchus/sinus/joint, difficulty in breathing, urinary tract infection, frequent urination, infection, impotence, hair loss, muscle/joint pain, weakness and sweating.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store at 20° to 25°C
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