This medication is
used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps
prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This
product contains two medications: lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide.
Lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor and works by relaxing blood vessels
so that blood can flow more easily. Hydrochlorothiazide is a "water
pill" (diuretic) that causes you to make more urine, which helps your body
get rid of extra salt and water.
product is used when one drug is not controlling your blood pressure. Your
doctor may direct you to take the individual medications first, and then switch
you to this combination product. Do not continue taking the individual
medications (lisinopril and/or hydrochlorothiazide) after you start this
tiredness, or headache may occur as your body adjusts to the medication.
Dry cough may also occur. If any of these effects last or get worse,
tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when
rising from a sitting or lying position.
that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged
that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people
using this medication do not have serious side effects.
your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: fainting,
symptoms of a high potassium blood level (such as muscle weakness,
slow/irregular heartbeat), signs of kidney problems (such as change
in the amount of urine), decrease in vision, eye pain.
product may cause a loss of too much body water (dehydration) and salt/minerals.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any symptoms of dehydration or mineral
loss, including: extreme thirst, very dry mouth, muscle cramps/weakness,
fast/slow/irregular heartbeat, confusion.
product may rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) liver problems. Get
medical help right away if you have any symptoms of liver damage,
such as: nausea/vomiting that doesnt stop, loss of appetite, stomach/abdominal
pain, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine.
very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get
medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic
reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat),
severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects
not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
taking this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
allergic to lisinopril or hydrochlorothiazide; or to other ACE
inhibitors (such as captopril, benazepril); or if you have any
other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can
cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more
using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical
history, especially of: history of an allergic reaction that included
swelling of the face/lips/tongue/throat (angioedema), blood filtering
procedures (such as LDL apheresis, dialysis), desensitizing
treatment for bee/wasp sting allergy, gout, lupus, kidney
disease, liver disease, skin cancer.
drug may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you
more dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness
until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your
doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis).
Severe sweating, diarrhea,
or vomiting can increase the risk for lightheadedness or a
serious loss of body water (dehydration). Report prolonged diarrhea or
vomiting to your doctor. To prevent dehydration, drink plenty of fluids unless
your doctor directs you otherwise.
you have diabetes, this product may affect your blood sugar. Check
your blood sugar regularly as directed and share the results with your
doctor. Your doctor may need to adjust your diabetes medication, exercise
program, or diet.
medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. It may also increase your
risk for skin cancer, especially if you take it for a long time. Limit
your time in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and
wear protective clothing when outdoors. Tell your doctor right away if you get
sunburned, have skin blisters/redness, or notice new or changed
product may affect your potassium levels. Before using
potassium supplements or salt substitutes that contain potassium,
consult your doctor or pharmacist.
having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products
you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal
adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially dizziness and
change in the amount of urine (kidney problems).
medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy due to the
risk for harm to an unborn baby. Consult your doctor for more details. (See
also Warning section.)
is unknown if lisinopril passes into breast milk. Hydrochlorothiazide
passes into breast milk, but is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult
your doctor before breast-feeding.
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