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Dr. Atique Mirza
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Zestril (Overview)

Zestril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


Dr. Atique Mirza
413 doctors shared insights

Zestril (Overview)

Zestril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Is it dangerous to take both 10mg lisinopril (zestril) with 10mg amlodipine (norvasc)?

Is it dangerous to take both 10mg lisinopril (zestril) with 10mg amlodipine (norvasc)?

Not dangerous: The combination will potently lower BP - as long as your BP isn't too low, it's a good combination for lowering BP because the meds work by complementary mechanisms. ...Read more

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Are there any long term side effects of taking zestril?

Are there any long term side effects of taking zestril?

Not really: Zestril 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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I am taking half a pill zestril 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 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 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. ...Read more

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

Why does zestril 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. 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 half a pill zestril 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 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. ...Read more

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I lost my sense of taste taking zestril?

Zestril side effects: Acei's like zestril 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