Zestril is ACE inhibitor which relaxes and widens blood vessels, helps to lower high blood pressure and treat congestive heart failure.
Common use Zestril belongs to the class of drugs called ACE inhibitors. It blocks conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II, lowers arteriolar resistance and increases venous capacity, increases cardiac output, lowers renovascular resistance. It is used in treatment of congestive heart failure, hypertension and to improve survival after a heart attack.
Dosage and direction Zestril is taken exactly as prescribed by your physician with or without food at the same time each day. Wait more than to hours after taking antacid to take your dose of Zestril as the first may inhibit absorption of the last.
Missed dose If you missed a dose take it as soon as you remember, but if it is almost time of your next intake just skip the missed dose. Do not try to compensate a missed dose by taking an extra one.
Overdose If you suspect that you took too much of Zestril and feel extremely dizzy or light-headed, or fainting seek for immediate medical attention.
Storage The medication should be stored at room temperature 15-30 C (59-86 F) in a light- resistant box.
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