Zestoretic General Information
Zestoretic is a combination of 2 medicines, hydrochlorothiazide and lisinopril (a diuretic and an ACE inhibitor respectively).
Zestoretic is used to control high blood pressure (hypertension).
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take your medicine exactly as directed.
Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.
Zestoretic Possible Side Effects
Dizziness, headache, diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite, nausea, loss of taste, flushing, fatigue, cough or increased urination may occur.
If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor.
This medication can increase sensitivity to sunlight.
To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly.
Inform your doctor if you develop chest pain, tingling of the hands or feet or yellowing of the eyes or skin.
In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness or trouble breathing.
If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure your doctor or dentist know your complete medical history, especially if you are planning to undergo any medical or dental procedures.
This medicine may make you more prone to sunburn.
Wear protective clothing and a sunscreen.
Limit your intake of alcohol and avoid overheating because this can aggravate dizziness and lightheadedness.
Avoid "stimulant" drugs that may increase your heart rate such as decongestants or caffeine.
Decongestants are commonly found in over-the-counter cough-and-cold medicine.
Tell your doctor if you are allergic to sulfa drugs.
You may also be allergic to this medication.
This medication should be used only when clearly needed during the first three months of pregnancy.
It is not recommended for use during the last six months of the pregnancy.
Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
This medication passes into breast milk.
Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Zestoretic Missed Dose
If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
Inform your doctor about all the medicine you use (both prescription and nonprescription) especially if you take lithium, potassium supplements, potassium-sparing water pills, anti-inflammatory medicine (NSAIDs or Motrin-like drugs), or digoxin because you may need to be monitored more closely If you take colestipol or cholestyramine, take this medicine 1 hour before or 4 hours after the cholesterol lowering medicine because of decreased absorption.
Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.