Lisinopril is a very effective high blood pressure medication from AstraZeneca with long lasting action & unique properties that differ from others of its kind. It is the active ingredient in brand-name blood pressure medications such as Prinivil and Zestril.
Lisinopril may also marketed as: Zestril, Noperten, Presiten, Zestoretic.
Lisinopril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It works by relaxing blood vessels. This lowers blood pressure and helps the heart to pump blood more easily. Lisinopril is used to treat high blood pressure alone or with other medicines. It is used along with other medicines to manage heart failure or improve survival after a heart attack. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Take lisinopril exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Take each dose with a full glass of water. Lisinopril can be taken with or without food.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to lisinopril: hives; severe stomach pain, difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious lisinopril side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to lisinopril or to any other ACE inhibitor, such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), fosinopril (Monopril), enalapril (Vasotec), moexipril (Univasc), perindopril (Aceon), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), or trandolapril (Mavik).
Do not use lisinopril if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Stop using lisinopril and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.
Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of lisinopril. Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking this medicine, unless your doctor has told you to.
To make sure you can safely take lisinopril, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with lisinopril.