Zestril Dosing

Factors that can affect Zestril dosing include age, the condition being treated, and whether other medical conditions are present. For high blood pressure, the daily dose is typically 20 mg to 40 mg. People with congestive heart failure may take 5 mg a day. To improve survival following a heart attack, Zestril dosing guidelines call for 5 mg to start, then another 5 mg in 24 hours, and then 10 mg at 48 hours.

Zestril Dosing: An Introduction

The dose of Zestril® (lisinopril) that your healthcare provider prescribes will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your age
  • The medical condition you are being treated for
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you are currently taking.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
If you are over 65 years of age, your healthcare provider may choose to monitor your dosing adjustments more cautiously.
 

Zestril Dosing for High Blood Pressure

The recommended starting dosage of Zestril for people with high blood pressure (hypertension) is 10 mg, taken once a day. Based on the blood pressure response and/or Zestril side effects, the dosage may be increased or decreased. For most people, the normal daily dose is 20 mg to 40 mg. With each change in dosage, it may take several weeks to see the full effects on blood pressure.
 
If you have hypertension and are already taking a diuretic, your healthcare provider will most likely instruct you to stop taking the diuretic before starting Zestril. If you cannot stop the diuretic for other medical reasons, your healthcare provider may start you on a lower dose of Zestril, such as 5 mg, under close medical supervision.
 
If you have kidney disease or kidney failure, your healthcare provider may also start you on a lower Zestril dose, depending on the severity of your kidney disease.
 
If you have liver disease or liver failure, your healthcare provider may start you on a lower dose aof Zestril nd monitor you more closely.
 
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