What is Lisinopril?
Lisinopril is one of the most important high blood pressure and heart protector medicines available on the market. It belongs to the group of ACE-inhibitors and is mostly sold in a tablet form. The function of this active ingredient is to block ACE receptors that are inhibitors of the angiotensin-converting enzyme. To clarify, this enzyme causes the conversion of inactive angiotensin I to active angiotensin II and is part of the blood pressure controlling cascade.
What is Lisinopril used for?
Lisinopril is mainly used for:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Short-term treatment for a heart attack
Please note that this medication can be purchased only with a prescription. At Apomeds, you can order a follow-up prescription for this medication.
What is Hypertension?
The natural regulation of blood pressure is a normal body function. If more energy is needed, the body automatically increases blood pressure, while during periods of rest, the body automatically lowers it. A disturbance in this natural system can lead to high blood pressure. Unfortunately, the patient does not usually feel it, as in most cases there are no symptoms. Consequently, the patient will not notice when hypertension gradually gets worse. Constant unnoticed hypertension affects small vessels in the eye and kidney, in particular. Long-term unrecognized hypertension may result in loss of vision and severe kidney dysfunction.
In order to prevent consequential damage, affected people must do sports, adopt a healthier diet and take anti-hypertensive medication.
Lisinopril - An effective ACE-inhibitor
This medication includes Lisinopril, an ACE-inhibitor that restricts the production of vasoconstrictive messengers such as angiotensin-II. Also, it enhances vasculature delivery such as bradykinin. By taking this drug, your blood pressure is regulated and the heart is relieved. In addition, the drug contains the active ingredient, hydrochlorothiazide, which has a dehydrating effect.
Who can take Lisinopril?
Lisinopril can be prescribed to healthy adults who can tolerate the drug and do not have allergic reactions to its active ingredients. On the other hand, children, pregnant women, and nursing mothers should not take medicines containing Lisinopril without seeking medical advice first. Pregnant women in the first three months should omit the drug completely!
The active substance, Lisinopril, is taken in tablet form. The dose is between 10mg and 80 mg, but the recommended dosage must be discussed with the doctor beforehand, as it depends on the area of application and the severity of the respective disease.
As with all medications, side effects can occur when using Lisinopril.
Common side effects include:
- Gastro-intestinal discomfort
- Very low blood pressure
Rare side effects include:
- Allergic reactions
- Changes in behavior
- Circulatory disorders in the end parts of the fingers
The use of machinery and driving should be avoided if typical side effects, such as dizziness, appear. Besides, if you experience any rare side effects, tell your doctor immediately.
Contraindications and drug interactions
Because it contains active ingredients, you should not combine this medication with other drugs, as the substances can interact. Also, it is not advised to use this treatment when you are suffering from certain health conditions.
Lisinopril should not be used in combination with the following medicines, as it increases their effects:
- Remedies for depression
On the other hand, painkillers, such as acetylsalicylic acid and ibuprofen, reduce the effect of Lisinopril.
The drug should not be used:
- When suffering from Quincke oedema: facial swelling caused by an allergic reaction.
- By women who are in the second or third trimester of pregnancy
Read the Patient Information Leaflet for detailed information on side effects, contraindications, and drug interactions.
Buy Lisinopril Online
You can request treatment for high blood pressure at Apomeds by filling out an online questionnaire about your medical history. After your request will be approved by the EU-licensed doctors we work with, you will be issued a follow-up prescription for the treatment. The product, along with the follow-up prescription, will be sent directly to your home within 48 hours. For further information on How Apomeds works, click here.
Next to Lisinopril, Apomeds puts at your disposal the following high blood pressure medications:
Please note that for high blood pressure medications we can only issue follow-up prescriptions.
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