Congestive Heart Failure Articles A-Z
What Is Monopril Used For? - Zestril Uses
This page contains links to eMedTV Congestive Heart Failure Articles containing information on subjects from What Is Monopril Used For? to Zestril Uses. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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- What Is Monopril Used For?
As this portion of the eMedTV archives explains, Monopril is used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure in patients who are six years of age or older. This Web page also covers off-label Monopril uses.
- What Is Triamterene Used For?
As this article from the eMedTV Web site explains, the most common use for triamterene is the treatment of fluid retention. This article also explains whether the drug can be given to children and lists possible "off-label" uses.
- What Is Valsartan Used For?
What is valsartan used for? As this eMedTV page explains, valsartan treats several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels (including congestive heart failure) -- and can also decrease the risks that occur with long-term high blood pressure.
- What Is Vasotec Used For?
What is Vasotec used for? As explained in this eMedTV segment, uses for Vasotec include treatment of high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and left ventricular dysfunction. "Off-label" Vasotec uses include treating certain kidney problems.
Zestril is used to treat high blood pressure and other conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. This eMedTV page provides an in-depth look at the drug, including how it works, side effects, dosing guidelines, and available strengths.
- Zestril (Lisinopril)
As this eMedTV segment explains, Zestril (lisinopril) is a drug used as a treatment for high blood pressure and other conditions. This article offers an overview of Zestril, with information on how to use it and what to expect.
- Zestril and Pregnancy
This eMedTV article explains the problems affecting fetuses seen in a recent study on pregnancy and Zestril use, including developmental problems or even death. The FDA's system of ranking the safety of certain drugs during pregnancy is also explained.
- Zestril Cough
One common side effect of Zestril is a chronic, dry cough. This page on the eMedTV Web site provides statistics on how often a Zestril cough occurs, explains what causes it, and emphasizes that there's no way to know if or when a cough will occur.
- Zestril Dosing
The starting dose of Zestril for people with heart failure is 5 mg, taken once a day. This eMedTV article also lists the doses for treating high blood pressure and improving survival following a heart attack, as well as general Zestril dosing tips.
- Zestril Drug Interactions
Diuretics, NSAIDs, and lithium are among the drugs that Zestril can potentially interact with. This eMedTV resource describes how Zestril drug interactions can lower blood pressure too much and contribute to kidney damage, among other things.
- Zestril Precautions and Warnings
Among the Zestril precautions and warnings outlined in this eMedTV segment are potential drug interactions and the risk of severe allergic reactions, among other side effects. A list of people who should not take the drug is also provided.
- Zestril Side Effects
Diarrhea, cough, and body weakness are a few common side effects of Zestril. This eMedTV Web page also lists rare side effects (such as stroke and anemia) and side effects to report immediately to your healthcare provider (such as wheezing).
- Zestril Uses
As this eMedTV Web page explains, Zestril uses include the treatment of high blood pressure and heart failure, as well as improving survival after a heart attack. Kidney problems in people with scleroderma may also be treated with Zestril.