Lisinopril - a drug produced for blood pressure's reduction. Representing an inhibitor of angiotensin-сonverting enzyme (ACE), lisinopril has well-known hypotensive (reduces blood pressure ) properties. This remedy is also valuable for its cardioprotective (corrects functional state of the myocardium), vasodilating and natriuretic (excrets sodium salts with the urine) action. Prolonged use of Lisinopril reduces hypertrophy (increase in mass) of the walls of arteries and infarction, improve blood circulation. Lisinopril is a drug that prolongs life of patients suffering chronic heart failure and prevents left ventricular dysfunction progression after myocardial infarction.
Indications for use:
Lisinopril is recommended for applying at: various hypertension's forms, diabetic nephropathy, as well as in combined therapy for early treatment of chronic heart failure and acute myocardial infarction.
Instructions for use:
Lisinopril is recommended once a day, and it's desirable appointment at the same time. The Lisinopril application is started in case of essential hypertension from 10 mg per day, with a subsequent transition to a support dose of 20 mg per day, wherein daily dose can be maximized to 40 mg in extreme cases. If expected results were not achieved after applying of the maximum doses, we recommend the optional use of other antihypertensive drugs. Conditions related to increased activity of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, which adjusts blood volume and pressure, are treated by Lisinopril's daily dosage of 2.5-5 mg. Support drug's dosage in case of these diseases is set individually, depending on the blood pressure. Resistant hypertension suppose taking Lisinopril's dose of 10-15 mg/day for a long period. The remedy's reception for chronic heart failure is starting with 2.5 mg per day, and is increasing for 3-5 days to 5mg. Application of Lisinopril in case of acute myocardial infarction suppose complex therapy in according to the following scheme: the first day - 5 mg, then the same dose once a day, then amount of drug is doubled and is taken once in two days, the final stage - 10 mg once a day. Lisinopril is taken at least 6 weeks for acute myocardial infarction. In case of diabetic nephropathy is recommended Lisinopril's amount of 10-20 mg/day.