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Can zestril cause any side effects for long period?

i m 47/m. having hypertention since 3 years. my doc. advized me loprin 75mg and zestril 10 mg. i m regularly taking the medicins from last 1 and 1/2 years. my b.p. is normal now, but when try to stop the dose the b.p. becomes high. can i continue the medicins? what is risk for contnuing medicins? and what r the side effects for these medicins. thanks. tahir mahmood.
Mon, 1 Jun 2020
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Hi,

I feel that since after taking the medicine - Zestril your blood pressure is controlled, so you must continue taking the medicine. It is very important to keep blood pressure under control. Zestril relaxes the blood vessels in your body and reduces the stress on your heart. So it is a highly useful medicine.

As far as side effects are concerned, commonly reported side effects are headache, dizziness, abdominal discomfort, or cough. I think you should continue taking the medicine and along with that keep a watch for side effects- like swelling of feet or hands, urine output, cough, tiredness. If any of these occur, you can consult the doctor immediately . also regularly monitor your kidney function tests- including sodium-potassium.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Milinda Gupta, Internal Medicine Specialist
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Can zestril cause any side effects for long period?

Hi, I feel that since after taking the medicine - Zestril your blood pressure is controlled, so you must continue taking the medicine. It is very important to keep blood pressure under control. Zestril relaxes the blood vessels in your body and reduces the stress on your heart. So it is a highly useful medicine. As far as side effects are concerned, commonly reported side effects are headache, dizziness, abdominal discomfort, or cough. I think you should continue taking the medicine and along with that keep a watch for side effects- like swelling of feet or hands, urine output, cough, tiredness. If any of these occur, you can consult the doctor immediately . also regularly monitor your kidney function tests- including sodium-potassium. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Milinda Gupta, Internal Medicine Specialist