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Lisinopril 5mg Tablets, 28 Tablets
Lisinopril 5mg Tablets contain a medicine called lisinopril, which belongs to a group of medicines called ACE inhibitors. These tablets are used to treat high blood pressure, and can also be used to protect the kidneys from damage caused by diabetes. Lisinopril works by widening blood vessels, which lowers blood pressure and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood around the body. This can help to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Lisinopril is usually taken once a day, and it is important to take it at the same time each day. The tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember unless it is nearly time
What is Lisinopril used for?
Lisinopril 5 mg tablets can be used for the following conditions:
• To treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
• To treat heart failure.
• If you have recently had a heart attack (myocardial infarction).
• To treat kidney problems caused by Type II diabetes in people with high blood pressure.
How does Lisinopril work?
Lisinopril works by making your blood vessels widen. This helps to lower your blood pressure. It also makes it easier for your heart to
pump blood to all parts of your body.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use Lisinopril 5mg Tablets?
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine. Pregnancy You must tell your doctor if you think you are (or might become) pregnant. Your doctor will normally advise you to stop taking Lisinopril before you become pregnant or as soon as you know you are pregnant and will advise you to take another medicine instead of Lisinopril. Lisinopril is not recommended in early pregnancy, and must not be taken when more than 3 months pregnant, as it may cause serious harm to your baby if used after the third month of pregnancy.
Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding or about to start breastfeeding. Lisinopril is not recommended for mothers who are breastfeeding, and your doctor may choose another treatment for you if you wish to breast-feed, especially if your baby is newborn, or was born prematurely.
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What is the price of Lisinopril 5mg Tablets in Nigeria?
The price of Lisinopril 5mg Tablets is N1,400
Where can you buy Lisinopril 5mg Tablets In Nigeria?
You can Buy Lisinopril 5mg Tablets at Asset Pharmacy Lagos Nigeria, Nigeria’s Largest Online Pharmacy.
Lisinopril 5mg Tablets is a prescription drug that legally requires a medical prescription to be dispensed.
To order this product you confirm that you are under the care of your doctor or consultant and have been given permission by them for purchase, fulfillment & use in treatment with their written consent.
You will be required to send Asset Pharmacy your prescription
How to Use
How to use Lisinopril 5mg Tablets
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Once you have started taking Lisinopril your doctor may take blood tests.
Your doctor may then adjust your dose so you take the right amount of medicine for you.
Taking your medicine
- Swallow the tablet with a drink of water.
- Try to take your tablets at the same time each day.
It does not matter if you take Lisinopril before or after food.
- Keep taking Lisinopril for as long as your doctor tells you to, it is a long term treatment. It is important to keep taking Lisinopril every day.
Taking your first dose
- Take special care when you have your first dose of Lisinopril or if your dose is increased. It may cause a greater fall in blood pressure than later doses.
- This may make you feel dizzy or light-headed. If this happens, it may help to lie down. If you are concerned, please talk to your doctor as soon as possible.
Adults Your dose depends on your medical condition and whether you are taking any other medicines.
Your doctor will tell you how many tablets to take each day.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure
. For high blood pressure
- The recommended starting dose is 10 mg once a day.
- The recommended long-term dose is 20 mg once a day.
For heart failure
- The recommended starting dose is 2.5 mg once a day.
- The long-term dose is 5 to 35 mg once a day.
After a heart attack
- The recommended starting dose is 5 mg within 24 hours of your attack and 5 mg one day later.
- The recommended long-term dose is 10 mg once a day.
For kidney problems caused by diabetes
- The recommended dose is either 10 mg or 20 mg once a day.
If you are elderly, have kidney problems or are taking diuretic medicines your doctor may give you a lower dose than the usual dose.
Use in children and adolescents (6 to 16 years old) with high blood pressure
- Lisinopril is not recommended for children under 6 years or in any children with severe kidney problems.
- The doctor will work out the correct dose for your child.
The dose depends on the child’s body weight.
- For children who weigh between 20 kg and 50 kg, the recommended starting dose is 2.5 mg once a day.
- For children who weigh more than
Product Information of Lisinopril 5mg Tablets
What you need to know before you take Lisinopril
Do not take Lisinopril if: • You are allergic to lisinopril or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in Section 6). • You have ever had an allergic reaction to another ACE inhibitor medicine. The allergic reaction may have caused swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, face, lips, tongue or throat. It may also have made it difficult to swallow or breathe (angioedema). • A member of your family has had severe allergic reactions (angioedema) to an ACE inhibitor or you have had severe allergic reactions (angioedema) without a known cause. • If you are more than 3 months pregnant. (It is also better to avoid Lisinopril in early pregnancy – see pregnancy section. • if you have diabetes or impaired kidney function and you are treated with a blood pressure lowering medicine containing aliskiren • If you have taken or are currently taking sacubitril/valsartan, a medicine used to treat a type of long-term (chronic) heart failure in adults, as the risk of angioedema (rapid swelling under the skin in an area such as the throat) is increased If you are not sure if any of these apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Lisinopril. If you develop a dry cough which is persistent for a long time after starting treatment with Lisinopril, talk to your doctor. Warnings and precautions Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Lisinopril if: • You have a narrowing (stenosis) of the aorta (an artery in your heart) or a narrowing of the heart valves (mitral valves). • You have a narrowing (stenosis) of the kidney artery. • You have an increase in the thickness of the heart muscle (known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy). • You have problems with your blood vessels (collagen vascular disease). • You have low blood pressure. You may notice this as feeling dizzy or light-headed, especially when standing up. • You have kidney problems or you are having kidney dialysis. • You have liver problems. • You have diabetes. • If you are taking any of the following medicines used to treat high blood pressure: – an “angiotensin II receptor blocker” (ARBs) (also known as sartans – for example valsartan, telmisartan, irbesartan, etc.), in particular if you have diabetes-related kidney problems. – aliskiren If you are taking any of the following medicines, the risk of angioedema may be increased: • Racecadotril, a medicine used to treat diarrhoea; • Medicines used to prevent organ transplant rejection and for cancer (e.g., temsirolimus, sirolimus,everolimus). • Vildagliptin, a medicine used to treat diabetes. Your doctor may check your kidney function, blood pressure, and the amount of electrolytes (e.g. potassium) in your blood at regular intervals. See also information under the heading “Do not take Lisinopril” • if you have recently had diarrhoea or vomiting (being sick). • if your doctor has told you to control the amount of salt in your diet. • if you have high levels of cholesterol and you are having a treatment called ‘LDL apheresis’. • You must tell your doctor if you think you are (or might become) pregnant. Lisinopril is not recommended in early pregnancy, and must not be taken if you are more than 3 months pregnant, as it may cause serious harm to your baby if used at that stage (see pregnancy section). • if you are of black origin as Lisinopril may be less effective. You may also more readily get the side effect ‘angioedema’ (a severe allergic reaction). If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Lisinopril. Treatment for allergies such as insect stings Tell your doctor if you are having or are going to have treatment to lower the effects of an allergy such as insect stings (desensitisation treatment). If you take Lisinopril while you are having this treatment, it may cause a severe allergic reaction. Operations If you are going to have an operation (including dental surgery) tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking Lisinopril. This is because you can get low blood pressure (hypotension) if you are given certain local or general anaesthetics while you are taking Lisinopril. Children and adolescents Lisinopril has been studied in children. For more information, talk to your doctor. Lisinopril is not recommended in children under 6 years of age or in any child with severe kidney problems. Other medicines and Lisinopril Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken, or might take any other medicines.This is because Lisinopril can affect the way some medicines work and some medicines can have an effect on Lisinopril. Your doctor may need to change your dose and/or to take other precautions In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines: • Other medicines to help lower your blood pressure. • An angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) or aliskiren, (see also information under the headings “Do not take Lisinopril” and “Warning and precautions”). • Water tablets (diuretic medicines). • Beta-blocker medicines, such as atenolol and propranolol. • Nitrate medicines (for heart problems). • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used to treat pain and arthritis. • Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic acid), if you are taking more than 3 grams each day. • Medicines for depression and for mental problems, including lithium. • Potassium supplements (including salt substitutes), potassiumsparing diuretics and other medicines that can increase the amount of potassium in your blood (e.g. trimethoprim and cotrimoxazole for infections caused by bacteria; ciclosporin, an immunosuppressant medicine used to prevent organ transplant rejection; and heparin, a medicine used to thin blood to prevent clots). • Insulin or medicines that you take by mouth for diabetes. • Medicines used to treat asthma. • Medicines to treat nose or sinus congestion or other cold remedies (including those you can buy in the pharmacy). • Medicines to suppress the body’s immune response (immunosuppressants). • Allopurinol (for gout). • Procainamide (for heart beat problems). • Medicines that contain gold, such as sodium aurothiomalate, which may be given to you as an injection. The following medicines may increase the risk of angioedema (signs of angioedema include swelling of the face, lips, tongue and/ or throat with difficulty in swallowing or breathing): • Medicines to break up blood clots (tissue plasminogen activator), usually given in hospital. See section 2 “Warnings and precautions”. • mTOR inhibitors (e.g. sirolimus, everolimus, temsirolimus) and vildagliptin may lead to an increased risk for angioedema • Racecadotril used to treat diarrhoea. • Vildagliptin, a medicine used to treat diabetes. Pregnancy and breast-feeding and fertility If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine. Pregnancy You must tell your doctor if you think you are (or might become) pregnant. Your doctor will normally advise you to stop taking Lisinopril before you become pregnant or as soon as you know you are pregnant and will advise you to take another medicine instead of Lisinopril. Lisinopril is not recommended in early pregnancy, and must not be taken when more than 3 months pregnant, as it may cause serious harm to your baby if used after the third month of pregnancy. Breast-feeding Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding or about to start breastfeeding. Lisinopril is not recommended for mothers who are breastfeeding, and your doctor may choose another treatment for you if you wish to breast-feed, especially if your baby is newborn, or was born prematurely. Driving and using machines • Some people feel dizzy or tired when taking this medicine. If this happens to you, do not drive or use any tools or machines. • You must wait to see how your medicine affects you before trying these activities.
Side Effects of Lisinopril 5mg Tablets
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If you experience any of the following reactions, stop taking Lisinopril and see your doctor immediately. • Severe allergic reactions (rare, affects 1 to 10 users in 10,000). The signs may include sudden onset of: – Swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat. This may make it difficult to swallow. – Severe or sudden swelling of your hands, feet and ankles. – Difficulty breathing. – Severe itching of the skin (with raised lumps). • Severe skin disorders, like a sudden, unexpected rash or burning, red or peeling skin (very rare, affects less than 1 user in 10,000). • An infection with symptoms such as fever and serious deterioration of your general condition, or fever with local infection symptoms such as sore throat/pharynx/mouth or urinary problems (very rare, affects less than 1 user in 10,000). Other possible side effects: Common (affects 1 to 10 users in 100) • Headache. • Feeling dizzy or light-headed, especially if you stand up quickly. • Diarrhoea. • A dry cough that does not go away. • Being sick (vomiting). • Kidney problems (shown in a blood test). Uncommon (affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000) • Mood changes. • Change of colour in your fingers or toes (pale blue followed by redness) or numbness or tingling in your fingers or toes. • Changes in the way things taste. • Feeling sleepy. • Spinning feeling (vertigo). • Having difficulty sleeping. • Stroke. • Fast heart beat. • Runny nose. • Feeling sick (nausea). • Stomach pain or indigestion. • Skin rash or itching. • Being unable to get an erection (impotence). • Feeling tired or feeling weak (loss of strength). • A very big drop in blood pressure may happen in people with the following conditions: coronary heart disease; narrowing of the aorta (a heart artery), kidney artery or heart valves; an increase in the thickness of the heart muscle. If this happens to you, you may feel dizzy or light-headed, especially if you stand up quickly. • Changes in blood tests that show how well your liver and kidneys are working. • Heart attack. • Seen and/or heard hallucinations. Rare (affects 1 to 10 users in 10,000) • Feeling confused. • A lumpy rash (hives). • Dry mouth. • Hair loss. • Psoriasis (a skin problem). • Changes in the way things smell • Development of breasts in men. • Changes to some of the cells or other parts of your blood. Your doctor may take blood samples from time to time to check whether Lisinopril has had any effect on your blood. The signs may include feeling tired, pale skin, a sore throat, high temperature (fever), joint and muscle pains, swelling of the joints or glands, or sensitivity to sunlight. • Sudden renal failure. • Low levels of sodium in your blood (the symptoms may be tiredness, headache, nausea, vomiting) Very rare (affect less than 1 user in 10,000) • Sinusitis (a feeling of pain and fullness behind your cheeks and eyes). • Wheezing. • Low levels of sugar in your blood (hypoglycaemia). The signs may include feeling hungry or weak, sweating and a fast heart beat. • Inflammation of the lungs. The signs include cough, feeling short of breath and high temperature (fever). • Yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes (jaundice). • Inflammation of the liver. This can cause loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin and eyes, and dark coloured urine. • Inflammation of the pancreas. This causes moderate to severe pain in the stomach. • Severe skin disorders. The symptoms include redness, blistering and peeling. • Sweating. • Passing less water (urine) than normal or passing no water. • Liver failure. • Lumps. • Inflamed gut. Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from available data) • Symptoms of depression. • Fainting. Side effects in children appear to be comparable to those seen in adults. Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. Y
Product Ingredients of Lisinopril 5mg Tablets
The active substance is: lisinopril.
Each tablet contains 5 mg anhydrous lisinopril (as lisinopril dihydrate).
How to store
How to store Lisinopril 5mg Tablets
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions. Store in the original package in order to protect from moisture. Do not use this medicine after the expiry date, which is stated on the carton after ‘EXP’. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
This product requires a prescription from your Doctor.
Please follow the instruction received from the pharmacy on how to forward your prescription to the pharmacy after you have paid for the medicine.
A prescription drug is a pharmaceutical medication that legally requires a medical prescription to be dispensed.
To order this product you confirm that you are under the care of your doctor or consultant and have been given permission by them for purchase, fulfillment & use in treatment with their written consent