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Dr. Atique Mirza
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Zestril (Definition)

Zestril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood ...Read more


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Is zestril (lisinopril) a statin drug?

Is zestril (lisinopril) a statin drug?

no: Zestril (lisinopril) is primarily used to treat high blood pressure. It is not a "statin" but it is an "ace inhibitor ". ...Read more

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I lost my sense of taste taking zestril (lisinopril)?

Zestril (lisinopril) side effects: Acei's like zestril (lisinopril) cause an increase in bradykinin which typically increases causes cough or hoarseness. Sometimes this can affect taste receptors on the tongue, though that would be less common than the cough that occurs in 5-10% cases. ...Read more

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Can i take glutamin together with amitriptylin &zestril ?

Can i take glutamin  together with amitriptylin &zestril ?

Pharmacist: L GLUTAMINE, the supplement, shouldn't interact with amitryptiline or zestril (lisinopril). To be sure, check with your pharmacist who has access to that type of information. ...Read more

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Are there any long term side effects of taking zestril (lisinopril)?

Not really: Zestril (lisinopril) is a very commonly prescribed medication for high blood pressure, and is very effective for blood pressure control. Although less than 10% of patients will experience side effects, the two most common are: light-headedness and cough. ...Read more

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Why does zestril (lisinopril) sometimes cause coughing? Would the cough be constant or intermittent?

Why does zestril (lisinopril) sometimes cause coughing? Would the cough be constant or intermittent?

ACE inhibition.: There is an enzyme in your lungs called angiotensin converting enzyme. It is inhibited by zestril (lisinopril). As a result there is a local accumulation of products (possibly kinins, substance p and thromboxane) that triggers cough. The cough is intermittent and nonproductive - some describe a tickle like cough. ...Read more

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I am taking tablet Zestril (lisinopril) 5mg along with Ascard tablet 75 mg in morning and Tablet Norvasce 5 mg at night can i take Evion 400 ?

I am taking tablet Zestril (lisinopril) 5mg along with Ascard tablet 75 mg in morning and Tablet Norvasce 5 mg at night can i take Evion 400  ?

Harmful: For readers in N.America: Ascard is aspirin. Evion 400 is Vit E. Catherine190: you can use that combination but understand: Vitamin E is not only not beneficial, there are reports of harm. I wouldn't recommend you use it. The other 3 meds combine well. ...Read more

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I am on half a pill zestril (lisinopril) 5mg for bp, bt need to take a nother same dose of another BP med.Coz i stl hav bad s.Effects.What can I take?

I am on half a pill zestril (lisinopril) 5mg for bp, bt need to take a nother same dose of another BP med.Coz i stl hav bad s.Effects.What can I take?

Safe effective: Because BP pills are taken for a long time, it is important tofind a compatible blens. Your doctor is a part of your healthcare team and knows all the different options. Please work with him to get the safest effective treatment. ...Read more

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I am taking half a pill zestril (lisinopril) 5mg, i need steps on how to taper it off, my BP is 125/80, I am making life style changes too, but s.Efficts r so bad?

I am taking half a pill zestril (lisinopril) 5mg, i need steps on how to taper it off, my BP is 125/80, I am making life style changes too, but s.Efficts r so bad?

Call your Dr.: Zestril (lisinopril) 5 mg is a low dose, so tapering should be quite easy. However, it would be important to notify ones doctor if side-effects are experienced. In addition, ones BP should be monitored during the withdrawal from zestril (lisinopril). ...Read more

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