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Lisinopril + Hydrochlorothiazide

Lisinopril + Hydrochlorothiazide

What Is Hydrochlorothiazide-Lisinopril?

Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention.

Lisinopril is in an ACE inhibitor. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme. Lisinopril lowers blood pressure and also relieves symptoms of fluid retention.

Hydrochlorothiazide and lisinopril is a combination medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).

Hydrochlorothiazide and lisinopril may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Uses

This medication is used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This product contains two medications: lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide. Lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor and works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily. Hydrochlorothiazide is a "water pill" (diuretic) that causes you to make more urine, which helps your body get rid of extra salt and water.

How to use Lisinopril-Hydrochlorothiazide

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking this medication and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Dosing

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

For oral dosage form (tablets):

  • For high blood pressure:
  • Adults—At first, 10 milligrams (mg) lisinopril and 12.5 mg hydrochlorothiazide once a day. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 80 mg lisinopril and 50 mg hydrochlorothiazide per day.
  • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

Warnings/Precautions:

  • Fetal toxicity may develop; discontinue if pregnancy is detected. Severe CHF. Ischemic heart disease. Cerebrovascular disease. Arrhythmias. Salt/volume depletion.
  • Postsympathectomy. Renal or hepatic impairment. Dialysis (esp. high-flux membrane). Gout. Asthma. SLE. Acute myopia.
  • Secondary angle-closure glaucoma. Renal or aortic stenosis. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Surgery. Monitor renal function and serum potassium in diabetics, serum electrolytes.
  • Monitor WBCs in renal and collagen vascular disease. Discontinue if angioedema, laryngeal edema, marked elevations of liver enzymes, or jaundice occurs.

Black patients may have higher risk of angioedema than non-black patients. Elderly. Neonates. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers: not recommended

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