Zestoretic / Prinzide and/or Equivalents
|Drug||Related Drug Names|
|Zestoretic / Prinzide 10mg/12.5mg and/or Equivalents||Lisinopril/Hydrochlorothiazide, Novo-Lisinopril/HCTZ, Sdz-Lisinopril/Hydrochlorothiazide, Zestoretic|
|Zestoretic / Prinzide 20mg/12.5mg and/or Equivalents||Lisinopril/Hydrochlorothiazide, Sdz-Lisinopril/Hydrochlorothiazide, Zestoretic|
|Zestoretic / Prinzide 20mg/25mg and/or Equivalents||Lisinopril/Hctz, Lisinopril/Hydrochlorothiazide, Teva-Lisinopril/Hctz, Zestoretic|
Zestoretic Drug Description
Zestoretic is a drug that is made up of a combination of two major components namely hydrochlorothiazide and lisinopril. Hydrochlorothiazide belongs to a class of compounds called thiazide diuretic (also called water pill). This compound prevents fluid retention in your body by preventing the body from absorbing salts in excess. The other compound Lisinopril belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors or ACE inhibitors that can help lower blood pressure and relive water retention symptoms. Zestoretic is supplied in the form of tablets and is available in three forms containing varied milligram concentrations of lisoprinil and hydrochlorothiazide such as Zestoretic 10-12.5, Zestoretic 20-12.5 and Zestoretic 20-25.
Conditions Treated by Zestoretic
Zestoretic is a prescription drug that is given to patients who are suffering from hypertension or mild to moderate high blood pressure. This medicine is prescribed to patients who have not had success after undergoing conventional therapy or other medicines.
Zestoretic Dosage Information
a) Typical Dosage Recommendations
You must follow all instructions given by your doctor. Your doctor will prescribe a dosage schedule for you. Doctors generally recommend one tablet of this medicine to be taken per day with a little amount of water. It is advisable to take the medicine at the same time everyday in order to maintain the level of the drug in your bloodstream.
b) Missing a Dose
You must chart out a schedule for taking the medicine as per your doctor’s instructions and try never to miss taking the medicine. In case you miss a dose, you should take the medicine as soon as you remember. If it is already time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. You must take utmost care to ensure that your do not take extra doses of the medicine in order to make up for the missed dose.
If you think you or someone else who is taking Zestoretic has been overdosed, you must immediately contact the doctor for further instruction. Symptoms of an overdose include dizziness, nausea etc.
Your doctor must know your medical history before you are prescribed this medicine. You should tell your doctor if you have had any microbial infections, blood pressure or heart related problems, kidney disorders, liver function problems, diabetes or have undergone any surgeries in the past. You must also discuss with your doctor any allergies or reactions to any of the components in this drug. This will enable the doctor to decide if Zestoretic is suitable for you or whether you need to be given any other medicine. Pregnant women must avoid taking Zestoretic especially if they are in their second or third trimester of pregnancy since the drug can affect the unborn fetus. In case a female patient becomes pregnant while treatment with this drug is ongoing, she must immediately contact the doctor for further instructions. Out of the two components present in the drug, it is not known whether lisinopril can pass through breast milk. However, hydrochlorothiazide can be excreted into mother’s milk and can harm the baby. Hence lactating mothers must not be prescribed this medicine unless their medical condition is so severe that the risks seem acceptable. When you are under treatment with Zestoretic, the medicine can cause a drop in your blood pressure. Hence there are chances that you may feel dizzy. You must avoid any activities like driving, operating machinery or equipment etc which require concentration and mental alertness. You may be asked to visit the doctor regularly and also undergo tests. This is very important because when you are taking this drug; your medical condition can undergo several changes which may require adjustment of the dose or other precautions which can be best advised by your healthcare practitioner. Zestoretic may decrease your immunity since taking this medicine can reduce the count of white blood cells in your blood. Hence you must be very cautious and immediately report to your doctor if you have any signs of fever, throat infection or flu like symptoms. Zestoretic must be used with caution in patients who have had a history of atherosclerosis or disorders of narrowing of the arteries.
Zestoretic Side Effects
Side effects may start in some patients as soon as you start taking the medicine, but they are known to reduce and go away as the treatment progresses and your body gets used to the drug. However, it is important to keep a check on the intensity and frequency of side effects and not if any new side effects occur. Some side effects that are known to be associated with Zestoretic are:
- Increase in blood sugar
- Severe tiredness
- Flu like symptoms
- Abdominal pain
- Low blood pressure
- Dryness of the mouth
- Sore throat
- Increase in the level of uric acid
- Increase or decrease in potassium content of the blood
- Rashes or reddening of the skin
You must report to your doctor if you find any worsening of your symptoms or if you are experiencing any persistent side effects.
Zestoretic Drug Interactions
Zestoretic may interact with several other compounds. Drug interactions are very important because interaction of various drugs can affect their efficacy and they may also form a new compound which is altogether a different chemical entity that may be harmful to the body. This is why your doctor should know if you are taking any other prescription or over the counter medicines. You must tell your doctor if you are taking any dietary pills, herbal supplements, vitamin pills or protein shakes. You must also tell your doctor if you are taking any drugs, consuming alcohol or smoking. Some drugs that may interact with Zestoretic are:
- Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
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Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.