What is lisinopril?
Lisinopril is a prescription drug. It comes as an oral tablet and an oral solution.
Lisinopril oral tablet is available as the brand-name drugs Prinivil and Zestril. It’s also available as a generic drug. Generic drugs usually cost less. In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name version.
Lisinopril oral tablet is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It’s also used to improve your chance of survival after a heart attack.
This drug may be used as part of a combination therapy. That means you may need to take it with other drugs.
Lisinopril belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.
A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. They have a similar chemical structure and are often used to treat similar conditions.
This drug relaxes the blood vessels in your body. This reduces stress on your heart and lowers your blood pressure.