Why Cipril for High Blood Pressure?
Cipril is highly prescribed by most doctors because it is effective in treating the following condition at a very affordable price:
- Congestive heart failure
- Myocardial infarction
It is also available and accessible to purchase in any medical market. This drug has mild side effects compared to other same medicine.
How does Cipril work?
Cipril with its active ingredient Lisinopril works by preventing the formation of a chemical substance thus prevents the blood vessel to constrict and promotes free blood flow. It lowers the blood pressure and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood around the body. Lisinopril can stop the chemical substance in the body from converting angiotensin I to angiotensin II. Angiotensin II helps keep the blood pressure higher when it is too low by tightening the blood vessels and increasing the amount of blood traveling through them. When taking this medicine, angiotensin II is minimized and it cannot work its effect to increase the blood pressure.
How to use Cipril?
Take Cipril once a day before bedtime. It is advised to take this medicine at the same time every day and as instructed by the doctor. The usual starting dose is between 2.5mg to 10mg once a day. This will be increased gradually over a few weeks to the usual dose. It can be taken with or without food.
What are the side effects?
Like all medicines, Cipril can cause side effects in some people. But many people have no side effects or only minor ones. These common side effects are as follows:
- Mild skin rash
- Dry, tickly cough
- Blurred vision
- Diarrhea and vomiting
- Joint pain
- Acid or sour stomach
- Chest discomfort
- Fast heart beat
Warnings and Precautions
It is important to be aware of any warnings or precautions when taking Cipril such as the following:
- Track blood sugar carefully while taking both Cipril and insulin to treat diabetes. The combination of these drugs can cause a drop in the blood sugar levels.
- Be aware of any signs of infections such as fever or a sore throat. This can indicate problems with white blood cell count.
- Inform the doctor if you are planning to have a surgery including dental procedures.
- Tell the doctor if you are having a condition that causes trouble in swallowing or breathing.
- Tell the doctor if having lupus, scleroderma, and heart or kidney disease.