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Lisinopril (available as Zestril®, Prinivil®, and generic lisinopril) is a medication typically prescribed to treat a number of conditions, including high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. It is also used to improve a person's survival following a heart attack. Lisinopril helps to block the angiotensin-converting enzyme, which is normally part of a reaction in the body that causes the blood vessels to narrow. By blocking this enzyme, the medication causes blood vessels to relax, which lowers blood pressure and improves the efficiency of the heart. Factors that can affect your dosage include your age, other medical conditions you may have, and other drugs you may be currently taking.
While most people have no problems when taking this drug, side effects are possible. Common ones include chest pain, stomach pain, and fatigue. Rare side effects include heart palpitations, pancreatitis, and unexplained weight loss. Problems that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider include difficulty breathing or swallowing, unexplained skin rash, and unexplained swelling of the hands or feet.
(Click Lisinopril to learn more, including additional information about side effects and available strengths, as well as conditions to let your healthcare provider know about before you take the medicine. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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