Cipril/Cipril H (Lisinopril/Hydrochlorothiazide)
What is Cipril/Cipril H (Lisinopril/Hydrochlorothiazide) used for?
Cipril/Cipril H (Lisinopril/Hydrochlorothiazide) is an oral ACE inhibitor prescribed to treat patients suffering from hypertension or heart failure. The medication relaxes and widens the blood vessels to allow easier circulation and reduce the amount of work required by the heart to pump the blood. This action may also make it useful for improving survival following a heart attack. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Cipril/Cipril H (Lisinopril/Hydrochlorothiazide)?
Cipril/Cipril H (Lisinopril/Hydrochlorothiazide) should always be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally administered once daily, but your particular directions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Never chew, split, or crush the tablets before use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Cipril/Cipril H (Lisinopril/Hydrochlorothiazide)?
The use of Cipril/Cipril H (Lisinopril/Hydrochlorothiazide) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Intense side effects possibly requiring immediate medical attention are severe fatigue, irregular heartbeats, deterioration of angina symptoms, trouble breathing, faintness, fever, flu symptoms, urinary retention, muscle weakness, psoriasis, or high potassium levels. Contact your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying symptoms to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent more health complications from occurring.
Cipril/Cipril H (Lisinopril/Hydrochlorothiazide) should not be administered to patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to ACE inhibitors, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or who have angioneurotic oedema. Also inform yoru doctor if you are taking other medications to treat hypertension, have severe heart failure, hypotension, renal artery stenosis, athersclerosis, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, diabetes, an enlarged heart, collagen vascular disease, decreased kidney function, or if you are undergoing desensitisation therapy. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Cipril/Cipril H (Lisinopril/Hydrochlorothiazide) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Cipril/Cipril H (Lisinopril/Hydrochlorothiazide) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.