Lisinopril HCTZ is given for treating high blood pressure. It is an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme inhibitor, which relaxes the blood vessels and also removes the extra fluids.
Lisinopril HCTZ is a prescription drug, which can be taken either with or without food. When taking Lisinopril HCTZ, drink plenty of fluid. Once you have been prescribed Lisinopril HCTZ, follow the directions. Never deviate from the prescriptions. Moreover, do not take larger or less doses and never take the drug for longer periods.
Before the doctor decides to give you Lisinopril HCTZ, he should have to know about all your medical conditions. Discuss with the doctor if you have any allergies related to any particular substance, food or drug. You doctor should also know if you are having liver or heart or blood or kidney problems. Tell him if you are diabetic or if you are having gout, electrolyte imbalances, bone marrow problems and immune issues.
As Lisinopril HCTZ interacts with certain drugs, you should have to tell your doctor beforehand about all the medicines that you are using. The drug is not prescribed if you are on any sulfonamide medication and also if you have any urinating problems.
As the drug can interfere with lab tests, you should have to tell the physician about your Lisinopril HCTZ medication. Moreover, the drug is sensitive to sunlight and so when going out apply some sunscreen lotion or cream.
Lisinopril HCTZ comes with many side effects. If you feel any uneasiness after taking Lisinopril HCTZ medicine, do not delay in contacting you doctor.