Zestril

Zestril

Zestril is an ACE inhibitor, a drug that lowers blood pressure and improves the pumping of the heart. The active ingredient is lisinopril. You can order Zestril online through the pharmacies that work with Dokteronline. More information

A doctor will review your order and write you a prescription, if appropriate. This prescription is then forwarded to a pharmacy. The pharmacy will have your medicine delivered to you within one to three working days. Read more about this process here.

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What is Zestril?

Zestril is an ACE inhibitor, a drug that lowers blood pressure and improves the pumping of the heart. The active ingredient is lisinopril. You can order Zestril online through the pharmacies that work with Dokteronline.com.

What is this medication used for?

This medicine is used against high blood pressure, but also in case of heart failure: a condition in which the heart does not pump strongly enough. Zestril dilates blood vessels, reducing blood pressure which allows the heart to work more efficiently.

How to use Zestril?

Use Zestril as much as possible at a fixed time of day. Swallow the tablet without chewing with some liquid. You can take this medicine with or without food. If you forget to take Zestril, do it as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Never take a double dose to make up for the forgotten tablet. Usually Zestril is taken on the long term. Only stop taking the drug if a doctor recommends it.

Dosage

The partner pharmacies offer Zestril online available in various strengths. A doctor knows which strength is best suited to treat your symptoms. The general guidelines for dosage in the treatment of high blood pressure are as follows:

  • Adults: once daily 10-20 mg.
  • Children from 6 years: once daily 2,5 - 5 mg (depending on body weight).

A different dosage is recommended for the treatment of other diseases. Zestril is not suitable for children under 6 years old. Read the instructions before use.

Side effects

During the treatment with Zestril you may suffer from side effects, although it is not the case for everybody. The side effects that may occur include:

  • Headache;
  • Dizziness or light-headedness, especially when standing up suddenly;
  • Gastrointestinal complaints (vomiting, diarrhea);
  • Drowsiness;
  • Sleeping problems;
  • Mood swings.

Dizziness can occur in particular in the beginning of the treatment or upon an increase of the dosage, when blood pressure drops substantially. Once the body is used to the lower blood pressure, the symptoms will often disappear naturally. If you continue to experience side effects, please consult a doctor or pharmacist. A complete list of possible side effects can be found in the leaflet.

When is it best not to use this medication?

Zestril is not a suitable medicine for everyone. Do not use this medication if you:

  • are oversensitive to lisinopril, other ACE inhibitors or any of the excipients used;
  • are being treated with medicines containing aliskiren (in diabetes or renal impairment).

You can read more information about when you need to be extra careful with this drug in its leaflet. A doctor knows if you can use Zestril in these cases. If you are using any other medication, please mention this in your order: some medicines interact with Zestril.

Pregnancy / driving / alcohol

Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Some people suffer from dizziness when using Zestril. Do not participate in traffic if you experience this. Alcohol may intensify side effects. Stop or moderate your intake of alcoholic beverages while being treated with Zestril.