Brand Name(s): Prinivil, Zestril
Drug Class: ACE Inhibitors
Treats: Congestive heart failure, heart attack post treatment, kidney disease, hypertension
Lisinopril is a medicine that is used for treating of hypertension (high blood pressure). It is an Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) drug. Lisinopril is also used in treating congestive heart failure, and to provide survival after a severe heart attack.
Lisinopril works on the blood vessels to reduce the pressure in the blood stream. It dilates or enlarges the interior diameter of the arteries to lower the pressure of the blood and this how the hypertension problem is contained.
Lisinopril may also be used to treat other conditions including Myocardial infarction and diabetic Nephropathy. Before taking this drug, ensure that you have no allergy to ACE inhibitors. The patient is also advised to drink plenty of water all day while taking this medication.