lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide - oral, Prinzide, Zestoretic
GENERIC NAME: LISINOPRIL/HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE - ORAL (lyse-IN-oh-pril/HYE-droe-KLOR-oh-THYE-a-zide)
BRAND NAME(S): Prinzide, Zestoretic
WARNING: This drug can cause serious (possibly fatal) harm to an unborn baby if used during pregnancy. Therefore, it is important to prevent pregnancy while taking this medication. Consult your doctor for more details and to discuss the use of reliable forms of birth control while taking this medication. If you are planning pregnancy, become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor immediately.
USES: This medication is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This product contains 2 medications, lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide. Lisinopril is called an ACE inhibitor and works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow through the body more easily. Hydrochlorothiazide is called a "water pill" (diuretic) and causes your body to get rid of extra salt and water. This effect may increase the amount of urine you make when you first start the medication. It also helps to relax the blood vessels so that blood can flow through the body more easily.These medications are used together when 1 drug is not controlling your blood pressure. Your doctor may direct you to start taking the individual medications first, and then switch you over to this combination product if this is the best dose combination for you. Do not continue taking the individual medications (lisinopril and/or hydrochlorothiazide) after you start this medication.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This medication may also be used to treat congestive heart failure and to help protect the kidneys from damage due to diabetes.
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