Q: If I am taking Hipertin for more than 3 years and it is not helping me, could the doctor change it?
A: Hipertin is one of the first line medications that is used for primary hypertension or high blood pressure. I am assuming that you have used it for 3 years and it is no longer helping reduce your blood pressure. If that is the case, your physician may use several other types of medication in order to help reduce your blood pressure, or he or she may increase the dosage of the Hipertin. Typically, most physicians will add on a diuretic such as Lasix (furosemide), HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) or Dyazide (HCTZ Triamterine). The combination is very effective together in helping to lower the blood pressure. However, depending on your other conditions and medical history he or she may decide on a different medication entirely. Please contact your provider and have this discussion with him or her to find out what would be best for your specific needs. Matt Curley, PharmD
ВїCГіmo se debe usar este medicamento?
El Hipertin viene envasado en forma de tabletas regulares y tabletas de liberaciГіn prolongada (acciГіn prolongada) para administrarse por vГa oral. Generalmente, se toma una o dos veces al dГa, con o sin alimentos. Para que no olvide tomar el Hipertin, tГіmelo aproximadamente a la misma hora todos los dГas. Siga atentamente las instrucciones de la receta y pГdales a su mГ©dico o a su farmacГ©utico que le expliquen cualquier cosa que no entienda. Tome el Hipertin exactamente segГєn lo indicado. No aumente ni disminuya la dosis, ni la tome con mГЎs frecuencia que la indicada por su mГ©dico.
Es probable que el mГ©dico le recete al principio una dosis baja de Hipertin y la aumente de manera gradual.
El Hipertin controla la presiГіn arterial alta y la insuficiencia cardГaca, pero no las cura. Siga tomando el Hipertin aunque se sienta bien. No deje de tomar Hipertin sin consultar a su mГ©dico.
One of the side effects of Hipertin is dizziness, so don’t drive if it makes you dizzy.
Hipertin can also worsen kidney problems in people who already have kidney disease.
Discuss your medical history with your doctor to determine if you are allergic to Hipertin, or other ACE inhibitors. Inactive ingredients can cause allergic reactions.
Serious allergic reaction
It is possible to have a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to Hipertin.
Hypersensitivity to Hipertin/other ACE inhibitors
History of ACE inhibitor-induced angioedema, hereditary or idiopathic angioedema
Coadministration of neprilysin inhibitors (eg, sacubitril) with ACE inhibitors may increase angioedema risk; do not administer ACE inhibitors within 36 hr of switching to or from sacubitril/valsartan
Do not coadminister with aliskiren in patients with diabetes mellitus or with renal impairment (ie, GFR Formulary Patient Discounts
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Drugs that can interact with Hipertin include:
Avoid alcohol when taking Hipertin because it can lower your blood pressure even more, causing dizziness.
How should this medicine be used?
Hipertin comes as an immediate and extended-release (long-acting) tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once or twice a day with or without food. To help you remember to take Hipertin, take it around the same time(s) every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Hipertin exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Your doctor will probably start you on a low dose of Hipertin and gradually increase your dose.
Hipertin controls high blood pressure and heart failure but does not cure them. Continue to take Hipertin even if you feel well. Do not stop taking Hipertin without talking to your doctor.
Angioedema, including laryngeal edema, may occur at any time during treatment with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, including Hipertin. Patients should be so advised and told 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.
What if I take too much?
If you take too many Hipertin tablets, contact your doctor or go to your nearest hospital accident and emergency (A&E) department straight away. An overdose of Hipertin can cause dizziness, sleepiness and a pounding heartbeat.
The amount of Hipertin that can lead to an overdose varies from person to person.
Can Hipertin cause problems?
Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. The table below contains some of the more common ones associated with Hipertin. The best place to find a full list of the side-effects which can be associated with your medicine, is from the manufacturer's printed information leaflet supplied with the medicine. Alternatively, you can find an example of a manufacturer's information leaflet in the reference section below. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following continue or become troublesome.
Common side effects
These common side effects happen in more than 1 in 100 people. They are usually mild and short-lived.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if these side effects bother you or don't go away:
- dry, tickly cough that does not go away
- feeling dizzy or lightheaded, especially when you stand up or sit up quickly. This is more likely to happen when you start taking Hipertin or move on to a higher dose
- mild skin rash
- blurred vision