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When it comes to Zestoretic, uses of the drug involve treating high blood pressure in adults. The medication, which is composed of an ACE inhibitor and diuretic, has been shown to effectively reduce blood pressure by decreasing blood volume and relaxing blood vessels. Zestoretic has not been approved for use in children or infants. At present, there are no universally accepted "off-label" Zestoretic uses.
Zestoretic® (lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to control high blood pressure (hypertension).
Using Zestoretic for High Blood Pressure
A blood pressure reading consists of two numbers, for example 120/80 mmHg. The top number is known as the systolic blood pressure, and the bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure. High blood pressure is defined as an average blood pressure higher than 140/90 mmHg with multiple blood pressure readings.
In clinical studies, Zestoretic was shown to significantly lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The higher the dose of Zestoretic, the greater the drop in blood pressure tended to be. By lowering blood pressure, Zestoretic can decrease the risk of developing health problems (such as a stroke, heart disease, or congestive heart failure) that occur with long-term high blood pressure (see Effects of High Blood Pressure). Zestoretic is not a cure for high blood pressure.