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Lisinopril tablets 5 mg for hypertension and chronic heart failure
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General information on Japanese Lisinopril tablets 5 mg for hypertension and chronic heart failure
Package details: 100 tablets
Manufacturer: Sawai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. / Towa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. / Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan
Active ingredients: lisinopril hydrate (chemical formula C21H35N3O7)
Medical effect: Lisinopril tablets are effective for the treatment of hypertension and chronic heart failure
Contraindications and precautions: do not use for pregnant, possibly pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not use for patients with a history of angioedema. Do not use for patients receiving apheresis or on hemodialysis.
If an allergic reaction occurs, stop taking the medicine and consult with your doctor. If you’re taking any other medication or receiving any other treatment, you have to consult with your doctor before use.
As this medicine may provoke the sudden dizziness, the patient should take care when working at heights, operating dangerous machinery, or driving a car.
Dosage and administration
For hypertension: for adults, take 2-4 tablets (10-20 mg of active ingredient) at a time, once a day. For patients with severe hypertension or renal disorder, the starting dose may be decreased to1 tablet (5 mg) at a time, once a day. For children 6 years old or over, take 0.07 mg of active ingredient per kilogram of the body weight at a time, once a day. However, the maximum daily dose is 4 tablets (20 mg).
For chronic heart failure: for adults, take 1-2 tablets (5-10 mg) at a time, once a day. For patients with renal disorder, the starting dose may be decrease up to 0.5 tablet (2.5 mg) at a time, once a day.
How effective are Lisinopril tablets 5 mg from Japan for hypertension and chronic heart failure?
Lisinopril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor. It works by suppressing production of angiotensin II, a peptide hormone that constricts blood vessels. This medicine features the following properties:
- Lisinopril tablets have a longer duration of action of 24-36 hours then other drugs of the same class,
- Unlike other angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, lisinopril is not a prodrug, is not metabolized by the liver, and is excreted unchanged in the urine,
- This medicine reduces the likelihood of immune based adverse effects in patients as well as dysgeusia, because it doesn’t have a thiol group.
Studies showed that lisinopril is well tolerated, effective and safe even in the treatment of elderly patients (H. D. Langtry, A. Markham. “Lisinopril. A review of its pharmacology and clinical efficacy in elderly patients”. Drugs & aging, 1997, 10(2): 131-66).
Who should use Lisinopril tablets 5 mg from Japan?
Lisinopril tablets are effective for the treatment of hypertension and chronic heart failure (mild to moderate). They increase exercise duration and improve left ventricular ejection fraction. Also, this medicine reduces mortality in diabetic patients after myocardial infarction and may also improve neuropathy associated with diabetes.