Medicine Overview Of Zestril 5mg Tablet
Uses of Zestril
This medicine is used to treat essential or renovascular hypertension (high blood pressure due to kidney disorder).
Side effects of Zestril
The use of this medicine is associated with side effects such as kidney failure, hypotension (low blood pressure), rash and dizziness.
When not to use Zestril
This medicine is not recommended to be used in patients with aortic stenosis (narrowing of aortic valve) and outflow obstruction (a type of blockage).
How Zestril works
The mode of action is still under research, but it has been found that its hypotensive action is due to inhibition of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. It also inhibits ACE to prevent conversion of angiotensin I into II.