Zestril is used in the treatment of high blood pressure. It may be used alone or in combination with other drugs.
Zestril can be taken with or without food. Take it exactly as prescribed.
You should try and take your doses on time taking care not to miss any. You may also take the forgotten dose as soon as you remember. But if you do miss a dose, then skip it and continue with your regular dose. But do not take a double dose.
Store it at room temperature in a sealed and dry container.
The main symptom of a Zestril overdose is a severe drop in blood pressure. Seek medical attention immediately if you suspect an overdose.
The drug may cause light-headedness, dizziness, and faintness in some people. Do not consume alcohol along with the drug. Do not drive or handle heavy machinery until you know how to react to the drug. People with congestive heart failure, kidney disorders should discuss it in detail with your physician before taking it.
Possible Side Effects
Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
cough; diarrhea; dizziness; headache; tiredness.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur :
severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the hands, eyes, mouth, face, lips, or tongue; hoarseness); chest pain; dark urine; decreased urination; difficulty swallowing; infection (eg, fever, chills, persistent sore throat); irregular or slow heartbeat; stomach pain (with or without nausea or vomiting); symptoms of low blood pressure (eg, fainting, severe dizziness, lightheadedness); yellowing of the skin or eyes.
Zestril is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
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