Listril 5 MG Tablet (Lisinopril)
Listril 5 Tablet 15’s belongs to the group of blood pressure-lowering medications called ‘Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors‘ primarily used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and reduce the risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or heart failure. High blood pressure is a chronic condition in which the pressure in the blood vessels is high. The blood exerts a high pressure on blood vessel’s walls (arteries), leading to hypertension. Heart failure can occur when your heart cannot pump blood sufficiently required to the body’s remaining. Heart attack or stroke is the blockage of blood flow to the heart muscle. The blockade usually occurs due to fat/cholesterol build-up in the coronary artery (supplies blood to the heart).
Listril 5 Tablet 15’s contains lisinopril, which works by lowering the body’s production of substances that could increase blood pressure. Listril 5 Tablet 15’s relaxes and widens the blood vessels making it easier for the heart to pump blood to all parts of the body, thereby lowering the raised blood pressure and reducing the risk of having heart failure, heart attack or stroke.
Indications and usage
Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels. Hypertension or high blood pressure occurs when blood vessels are tightened or narrowed. The higher blood pressure in the heart increases the body’s oxygen demand. Listril 5 MG Tablet causes blood vessels to relax which helps to reduce the blood pressure and body’s oxygen demand. Making certain lifestyle changes like regular exercise, weight control, quitting smoking, limiting alcohol use, and lowering the quantity of salt will also help this medicine to decrease your blood pressure.
Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition where the walls of your heart thicken and thus cannot pump sufficient blood to your body parts. Listril 5 MG Tablet is used along with other medications in the treatment of congestive heart failure.
Myocardial infarction or Heart attack is a type of heart disease characterized by a blockage of your blood vessels that pumps blood to the heart. Listril 5 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of myocardial infarction in patients with systolic pressure greater than 100mm of Hg.
Dosage and administration
Listril 5 MG Tablet is an oral medication that should be taken by mouth. Take Listril 5 MG Tablet with or without food preferably before going to bed or as instructed by your doctor. Do not break, crush or chew the tablet in your mouth.
In case the scheduled dose of Listril 5 MG Tablet is forgotten, take it as soon as you remember, if it is not delayed for more than 12 hours. If your next dose time is nearer, skip the missed dose and take your next dose, but do not double the dose to compensate for the missed one.
Symptoms associated with overdosage of Listril 5 MG Tablet may include hypotension, circulatory shock, electrolyte disturbances, kidney failure, increased heart rate, palpitations, dizziness and cough. Never take more than the prescribed dose. Seek an emergency medical treatment or contact your doctor in case you suspect an overdose of Listril 5 MG Tablet.
- Blurred vision
- Decreased urine output
- Abdominal pain
- Chest discomfort
- Fast heartbeat
- Joint pain
- Lack of strength
- Skin Rash
- Acid or sour stomach
Warnings and precautions
Hypotension: Listril 5 MG Tablet may cause symptomatic hypotension (low blood pressure) if you are with volume depletion or treated with high dose diuretics. Hence, better to start the treatment at low doses.
Hyperkalemia: Hyperkalemia (a condition with an increase in the potassium levels in the blood) is one of the side effects of Listril 5 MG Tablet. Hence, maintain caution while using potassium-sparing diuretics or potassium supplements in impaired kidney patients.
Impaired liver function: Careful monitoring of liver enzymes is necessary if you have liver disease, during the treatment with Listril 5 MG Tablet. Any undesirable effects like jaundice should be informed immediately to the doctor.
Use in children: Do not use Listril 5 MG Tablet in children below 6 years of age due to the lack of safety and efficacy studies.
Cough: Listril 5 MG Tablet may cause persistent non-productive cough (without mucous production). It is resolved when the medicine is discontinued.
Kidney disease: Listril 5 MG Tablet may cause Azotemia (increased blood urea nitrogen and creatinine level in the body) if you have a known history of severe kidney disease. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while taking this medicine.
Driving and operating machine: Listril 5 MG Tablet may cause dizziness, or drowsiness in some people. Do not drive a vehicle or operate machinery after taking this medicine.
Use in special populations
Pregnancy: Use of Listril 5 MG Tablet should be avoided during pregnancy as it may cause serious adverse effects on the baby. Hence your physician may advise a safer alternative medicine with the same therapeutic effect based on your clinical condition.
Breast-feeding: It is not known whether Listril 5 MG Tablet passes into breast milk. Hence is not recommended for use during breastfeeding. Your physician may advise a safer alternative medicine with the same therapeutic effect based on your clinical condition.