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Drug information on Lisinace (Lisinopril) from Alkem Laboratories Ltd.


  Capsule/ Tablet
Alkem Laboratories Ltd.
Generic : Lisinopril

Drug Name : Lisinopril

Lisinopril(Prinivil) generic Lisinace is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, prescribed for high blood pressure. It works by decreasing certain chemicals that tighten the blood vessels.
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Medical Condition(s) for which Lisinace may be prescribed

Side effects of Lisinace

   Body As A Whole : Fatigue, weakness and fainting.

   Heart : Low blood pressure.

   Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and indigestion.

   Musculoskeletal : Muscle cramps.

   Central Nervous System : Headache, dizziness, tingling and decreased sexual activity.

   Respiratory : Cough, cold and respiratory tract infection.

   Skin : Rash and psoriasis.

   Genitourinary : Impotence.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: PO- HTN- Initial: 5-10 mg/day at bedtime. Maintenance: 20 mg once daily, up to 80 mg/day if needed.
Heart failure as adjunct: Initial: 2.5 mg/day. Maintenance: 5-40 mg/day as a single dose.

How to use Lisinace?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is Lisinace not to be taken? (Contraindications)

It should not be co-administered with aliskiren and contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Lisinace

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, kidney disease, diabetes, lupus, skin disease, severe allergic reactions with difficulty in swallowing or breathing and painful swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs.

• It may cause dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting, do not drive or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• It may cause serious side effect called angioedema, if it so consult with your doctor.

• Monitor blood pressure, blood sugar, blood electrolyte levels, heart, kidney or liver function regularly while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Lisinace

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Lisinace

Store it at room temperature and protect it from moisture.

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