Zestril 2.5 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Astrazeneca Pharma India Ltd
Medicine composition: Lisinopril
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Highly effective in the treatment of high blood pressure, Zestril 2.5 MG Tablet is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. The drug is also used in the treatment of congestive heart failure. It can be prescribed to adults and children who are 6 years and above.

The drug can result in severe complications if you are allergic to it. Thus, ensure that you are not allergic to any ACE inhibitors before you start this drug. It should not be consumed by patients who have angioedema. Patients who suffer from diabetes or kidney problems are advised not to take Zestril 2.5 MG Tablet along with aliskiren.

Alcohol consumption is not advised because it can lead to low blood pressure thus aggravating the side effects of the drug. Because it can result in dizziness, fast movements should be avoided.

Do not get up very fast when you are lying down or make sudden movements that can aggravate the dizziness. Women who are breastfeeding or pregnant must consult doctor before using this drug. Common side effects of Zestril 2.5 MG Tablet are pain in the chest, dizziness, headache and cough, etc.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Cardiologist before using this medicine.

The drug is used to treat the following:

The side effects of this drug include:

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 6 to 8 hours.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Zestril 2.5 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
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Zestril 2.5 MG Tablet works by inhibiting an enzyme called angiotensin-converting enzyme which results in decreased plasma angiotensin II and decreased aldosterone secretion. Thus prevents the blood vessel constriction, water reabsorption and helps in lowering the blood pressure

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol


    You should avoid the consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine as it may cause dizziness, headache, and changes in heart rate. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if you have these symptoms.
  • Interaction with Lab Test


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    This drug interacts with antihypertensive agents, Ciclosporin, Heparin, Lithium, etc.
  • Interaction with Food


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Disease


    Do not use this drug if you suffer from angioedema, concomitant, etc.

Ques: What is Zestril 2.5 MG Tablet?

Ans: This drug is used to treat high blood pressure.

Ques: How long do I need to use Zestril 2.5 MG Tablet before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication to reach its peak effect is around 1 day to 1 week. Please consult your doctor for the time period you need to use this medication.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Zestril 2.5 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication is generally used once or twice a day. It is advised to consult your doctor before the usage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use Zestril 2.5 MG Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is advised to be consumed orally. If you take it on an empty stomach, it might upset the stomach. Please consult the doctor before using it.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Zestril 2.5 MG Tablet?

Ans: It should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.
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About Zestril 2.5 MG Tablet
What are the uses of Zestril 2.5 MG Tablet
What are the contraindications of Zestril 2.5 MG Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Zestril 2.5 MG Tablet ?
Key highlights of Zestril 2.5 MG Tablet
What are the substitutes for Zestril 2.5 MG Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
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How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Zestril 2.5 MG Tablet ?
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