Generic Zestoretic Cost
Also known as: Zestoretic, Prinzide, LOPRIL H
Active ingredient: Hydrochlorothiazide / Lisinopril
Product Code: PR10747
What is this drug?
Zestoretic is a medicine prescribed to treat high blood pressure. It is a combination of two medicines. One is an antihypertensive and the other is a diuretic or a water pill.
Classification and Mechanism of Action
Zestoretic contains Lisinopril and Hydrochlorothiazide. Lisinopril is an antihypertensive of ACE inhibitor class. It inhibits Angiotensin converting enzyme and prevents the vasoconstrictive actions of Angiotensin II. This helps in relaxing the blood vessels and lowering B.P. The diuretic hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic and helps lower blood pressure by increasing urine output.
Looking after your drug
Store it away from heat, light and moisture. Keep away from the reach of kids.
How to take the medication?
Take it orally with or without food preferably at the same time each day so that you do not forget the dose.
The dose is individualised and is titrated as per the need. Kindly consult your doctor for your dose.
Consult your doctor right away.
If it is time for your next dose then skip the missed dose or else take it as soon as you remember. Do not double dose.
Warnings and Precautions
Do not use in pregnancy, it can harm the unborn foetus. It passes in breastmilk. Avoid alcohol, salt substitutes along with this medicine.
Possible Side Effects
· Dry cough
· Dizziness, Fainting
· Postural hypotension, tiredness
When the drug should not be used?
Pregnancy, angioedema, along with diabetic drugs containing aliskiren, allergy to any ingredient in the medicine
How long should you take the drug?
As long as prescribed.