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Zestoretic is a medication which is used in treatment of high blood pressure. It can also be used as diuretic which helps your body get rid of excess fluid. Before you start taking Zestoretic, you must inform your doctor about any other health problems and allergies. Zestoretic is not recommended for the patients who have severe problems with urination, asthma, diabetes, heart problems, lupus, gout and kidney or liver disease. Your doctor should also know about medications, supplements or substitutes that you take. Since, Zestoretic may cause harm to the baby, you must inform the doctor if you are pregnant or if you are breastfeeding.

Side Effects

Some of the side effects of Zestoretic are not considered to be dangerous, especially if they are mild and they go away after your body adjusts to the medication. Such side effects include mild dizziness, tiredness, headache, sweating, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting and coughing. It is important to contact your doctor in case you notice any other changes or if these side effects become severe and persistent.

Serious Side Effects

The level of potassium may be affected if you use Zestoretic. In case of high level of potassium you may experience tingling sensation on the skin, weakness of the muscles, and slow and weak heartbeat. If the level of potassium is too low, you may develop irregular pulse, excessive thirst, excessive urination, weakness of the muscles, ache in the legs and confusion. Other serious side effects of Zestoretic include nausea, dryness of the mouth, lightheadedness, faintness, restlessness, jaundice and vomiting. You may also notice side effects which are similar to symptoms of flu. Such side effects are fever, chills, cough and ache throughout the whole body. Severe skin disorders, such as redness, peeling and blistering are considered to be serious. Side effects which require medical care also include swellings, shortness of breath, changes in weight, urination problems, muscle cramps, pain in the joints, pain in the abdomen and vision impairment.

Overdose and Allergic Reaction

If you overdose with Zestoretic, you will experience symptoms such as nausea, dryness of the mouth, excessive thirst, pain in the muscles, dizziness or faintness. In case of allergic reaction to Zestoretic, you will have severe pain in the stomach, breathing difficulties, swelling of the face, tongue or lips, and skin irritation or rash. You must inform your doctor as soon as these symptoms occur because your doctor will have to adjust the dose of Zestoretic or change the treatment.

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