Zestril (lisinopril) is a drug that controls ACE (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme). Zestril is mostly used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Other conditions that are directly linked to the heart may also be controlled using this particular drug. Research has confirmed the medical capacity of this drug, and it is even believed that there are some hidden roles yet to be proven. Zestril (Lisinopril) is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Zestril is used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure and to improve the likelihood of survival after heart attacks. Zestril is also used to prevent kidney and eye complication in people diagnosed with diabetes. Zestril works by relaxing the blood vessels, thereby allowing blood to flow smoothly. In so doing, Zestril also helps reduce the amount of stress subjected to the heart. Zestril got approval by the FDA on May 19, 1988, as the third ACE inhibitor. Unlike other ACE inhibitors, Zestril has a long half-life and tissue penetration and is not metabolized by the liver.
Drug Name: Zestril
Generic name: Lisinopril