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Vasotec Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Vasotec® is an antihypertensive and it act as blood pressure lowering agent known as an ACE inhibitor. It controls high blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels. Because high blood pressure can damage your kidneys, and it may also lead to a stroke or heart failure.

Vasotec Dosage

  • For High Blood Pressure treatment, the usual starting dose is 5 milligrams, and you should be taken once a day.
  • For the treatment of Heart Failure, the usual starting dose is 2.5 milligrams twice a day.

Uses of Vasotec

  • Vasotec is used to lower blood pressure and to prevent and treat heart failure.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Vasotec

Before taken Vasotec medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Vasotec. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Blood abnormalities
  • Blurred vision
  • Breast enlargement in males
  • Bronchitis

Warnings and precautions before taking Vasotec:

  • Before using this medicine, you should consult with your doctor if you have history of an allergic reaction such as swelling of the face/lips/tongue/throat.
  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.
  • Before having surgery such as dental, you should tell your doctor that you are taking this medication.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Vasotec with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Vasotec with the following:

  • Diuretics
  • Lithium
  • Naprosyn
  • Potassium-containing salt substitutes

After taken Vasotec if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Vasotec overdose include:

  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue

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