Apart from High blood pressure, Lotensin is also used in the treatment of congestive heart failure, and chronic renal failure.
Take Lotensin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Lotensin can be taken with or without food. However, it is recommended that you do not use salt substitutes containing potassium.
Take the forgotten dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Never try to "make up” for the missed dose by doubling the dose.
Protect it from light and store it at room temperature.
The most likely symptom of a Lotensin overdose is low blood pressure. If you suspect an overdose, then seek medical attention immediately.
Discuss in detail with your doctor any ailments that you may be suffering from. For example, poor kidney function, abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting. Do not consume alcohol while using the drug.
Possible Side Effects
Lotensin is generally well tolerated and side effects are usually mild and transient. A dry, persistent cough has been reported with the use of lotensin and other ACE inhibitors. Coughing resolves after discontinuing the medication. Other side effects are rare and include abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, fatigue, headache, loss of taste, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, easy bruising or bleeding, chest pain, chills, difficulty breathing, severe dizziness or fainting, fever, numbness or tingling in the hands or feet, rash, and a sore or swollen throat. In rare instances, liver dysfunction and skin yellowing (jaundice) have been reported with ACE inhibitors.
Do not share this medicine with others for whom it was not prescribed. Do not use this medicine for other health conditions.
If you will be taking this medicine for an extended period of time, be sure to obtain necessary refills before your supply runs out.
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