Lonitab 5 Tablet belongs to a class of drugs known as vasodilators. This medicine is used for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). It is used in combination with other medicines in severe or life-threatening hypertension.
Lonitab 5 Tablet works by relaxing and enlarging certain small blood vessels so that blood flows through them more easily. It is usually prescribed with other medicines to minimise the undesirable effects of this medicine.
It may be taken with or without food, preferably at the same time, each day. You must follow your doctors instructions exactly, taking all the prescribed medicines, in the right amounts, each day. These medicines will help keep your blood pressure down. Do not skip any doses. If you forget a dose of Lonitab 5 Tablet, wait until it is time for your next dose, then continue with your regular schedule. Do not stop taking it, or any of your other high blood pressure medicines, without checking with your doctor.
The medicine generally safe and suitable for most people but has some potential side effects on few others. The most common side effects includes edema (swelling), excessive hair growth on face, hair discoloration, and increased heart rate. Talk to your doctor if you are bothered by side effects or they do not resolve.
Lonitab 5 Tablet is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure. It increases the flow of blood and oxygen to the heart and other organs by relaxing blood vessels, thereby, lowering your blood pressure. If your blood pressure is controlled you are less at risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or kidney problems. It must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well.