Lotensin is an angiotensin converting enzyme which is used in the treatment of hypertension or high blood pressure. This type of medication works by blocking an enzyme which causes blood vessels to tighten. Once the blood vessels are relaxed, there is an increased supply of blood and oxygen to the heart.
Lotensin is available in the form of oral tablets and capsules. It is also available in the form of an injection into the body. If you choose to have the drug injected, make sure it is done by a qualified professional.
Some of the common side effects reported by Lotensin users include coughing, headache, diarrhea, loss of taste, extreme fatigue and nausea. If the side effects become severe or if they do not go away after a prolonged period of time, contact your doctor for assistance.
Occasionally, Lotensin may be prescribed for other purposes, as directed by your doctor.