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Zestril

PATIENT INFORMATION

NOTE: This information is intended to aid in the safe and effective use of this medication. It is not a disclosure of all possible adverse or intended effects.

Pregnancy

Tell female patients of childbearing age about the consequences of exposure to Zestril during pregnancy. Discuss treatment options with women planning to become pregnant. Tell patients to report pregnancies to their physicians as soon as possible.

Angioedema

Angioedema, including laryngeal edema may occur at any time during treatment with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, including Zestril. Tell patients to report immediately any signs or symptoms suggesting angioedema (swelling of face, extremities, eyes, lips, tongue, difficulty in swallowing or breathing) and to take no more drug until they have consulted with the prescribing physician.

Symptomatic Hypotension

Tell patients to report light-headedness especially during the first few days of therapy. If actual syncope occurs, tell the patient to discontinue the drug until they have consulted with the prescribing physician.

Tell patients that excessive perspiration and dehydration may lead to an excessive fall in blood pressure because of reduction in fluid volume. Other causes of volume depletion such as vomiting or diarrhea may also lead to a fall in blood pressure; advise patients accordingly.

Hyperkalemia

Tell patients not to use salt substitutes containing potassium without consulting their physician.

Hypoglycemia

Tell diabetic patients treated with oral antidiabetic agents or insulin starting an ACE inhibitor to monitor for hypoglycaemia closely, especially during the first month of combined use [see DRUG INTERACTIONS].

Leukopenia/Neutropenia

Tell patients to report promptly any indication of infection (eg, sore throat, fever), which may be a sign of leukopenia/neutropenia.

Last reviewed on RxList: 7/14/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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