Cipril - 5 mg (Prinivil)
US Brand Name Prinivil
Strength 5mg
Generic Name Lisinopril
Manufacturer Cipla
Pharmaceutical Form Tablet/s

Cipril - 5mg


This drug constitutes a generic name Lisinopril which is marketed under the various trade names. Lisinopril is an ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitor drug which is prescribed primarily for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure), congestive heart failure, and to improve the heart failure chances in a patient who have had heart attack.  It is prescribed for other conditions which are not mentioned here.



Important information about Lisinopril


Do not take Lisinopril (Prinivil, Cipril) if you are allergic to it or any other ACE inhibitor drug such as benazepril, captopril, fosinopril, enalapril, moexipril, and others. In order to make sure that this medicine is safe for you, always tell your doctor about the following conditions: congestive heart failure, kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis), liver disease, a connective tissue disorder like Marfan syndrome, Sjogren’s syndrome, lupus, scleroderma, or rheumatoid arthritis, or if you are on a low salt diet. If you have kidney problems and you are also taking blood pressure medicine which contains aliskiren then you may not be able to take this medicine.


Excessive sweating, diarrhea or vomiting may cause loss of too much body water inside the body. All these conditions may increase the risk of dehydration and electrolyte imbalance while taking this medicine. Seek medical care or consult your doctor if you have persistent diarrhea or vomiting while taking Lisinopril. You must consume plenty of fluids. 

Lisinopril belongs to FDA pregnancy category D drug. Hence, care should be taken if you are pregnant woman. In case you become pregnant during the drug ingestion, contact your doctor immediately. It can cause harmful effects and might even results in death of an unborn baby, if a pregnant woman take it in second or third trimester. Do not take this medicine without the permission of your doctor if you are breast feeding.



Before taking Lisinopril


Before taking Lisinopril, take care of all the above mentioned precautions and clear all the doubts about this medicine.



Dosage information


You should take Lisinopril exactly as prescribed by your doctor. All medications come with a patient leaflet. Refer the instructions in them to get the detailed information. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advices you to do so. Also, do not take this medicine after the prescribed time is over. Lisinopril can be taken with or without food. Always store it in cool or dry place.


Note: Lisinopril dosage may depend on certain factors including age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition among several other factors. Your dosage may determined by your physician after examining you properly.   



What if you miss a dose


You should take your medicine on the same time as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose of Lisinopril for unforeseen reasons, then take it instantly, but avoid the use when next scheduled dose time is close.             



What if you overdose  


In case of an overdose of Lisinopril, get emergency medication care because it can cause severe dizziness, light headedness, or fainting.   



Things and activities to avoid


Alcoholic beverages must be avoided while taking this medicine as alcohol can further reduce blood pressure. Also, avoid activities which require high metal acquisition and reflexes (driving). You should prohibit the use of potassium based supplements and salt substituent that contain potassium while you are being treated with this medicine.



Side Effects


Some common side effects pertaining to Lisinopril are dizziness, light headedness, tiredness, or headache. If any of these effects persists or deteriorate, contact your doctor or seek medical attention right away. A serious side effect is unlikely and cause severe effects to your health. However, if you experience some serious side effects due to the elevated level of potassium in your body like (fast, irregular or rapid heartbeat, muscle weakness), fainting, decreased or no urination, seek the medical attention right away.   



Interaction with other drugs


Many other drugs can interact with Lisinopril. Inform your doctor well in advance if you are taking following medicines or related products (OTC vitamin pills or other medicines, or herbal products), especially gold injections for arthritis, any other blood pressure medicine, lithium, NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, or others), a potassium supplement such as K-Dur, Klor-Con, salt substitutes that contain potassium, or a diuretic. Never start a new medication unless your doctor advices you to do so. 


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