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Zestoretic Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Zestoretic is used in the treatment of high blood pressure. It combines an ACE inhibitor drug with a diuretic. It works by limiting production of a substance that promotes salt and water retention in your body.

Zestoretic Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dosage is 10 or 20 milligrams of lisinopril and 12.5 milligrams of hydrochlorothiazide.
  • Safety and effectiveness in children have not been established.

Uses of Zestoretic

  • It is used to treats high blood pressure.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Zestoretic

Before taken Zestoretic 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 Zestoretic. Side effects may include:

  • Cough
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache

Warnings and precautions before taking Zestoretic:

  • If you develop swelling of your face, tongue, or throat, or of your arms and legs, or have difficulty swallowing or breathing, then you should stop taking the drug and contact your doctor immediately.
  • If you are taking Zestoretic, then it may cause your blood pressure to become too low. If you feel light-headed, especially during the first few days of treatment, then you should inform your doctor.
  • Excessive sweating, dehydration, severe diarrhea, or vomiting could cause you to lose too much water and cause your blood pressure to drop dangerously. So you should be used this medication with extra caution.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Zestoretic 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 Zestoretic with the following:

  • Barbiturates such as Nembutal and Seconal
  • Colestipol
  • High blood pressure drugs
  • Indomethacin
  • Lithium
  • Narcotics such as Darvon and Dilaudid
  • Oral antidiabetic drugs such as Micronase
  • Potassium-sparing diuretics such as Midamor

After taken Zestoretic 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 Zestoretic overdose include:

  • Dehydration
  • Low blood pressure

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