Lisinopril

Common Brands Zestril, Qbrelis
Drug Class
ACE inhibitorACE inhibitor
Controlled Substance Classification
Not a controlled medication
Generic Status
Lower-cost generic available
Availability
Prescription only
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Kristianne Hannemann, PharmD
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Medically reviewed by Kaci Durbin, MD last update on 20/12/2023

Overview

Lisinopril is a widely prescribed medication belonging to the class of drugs known as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. Primarily used to manage high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart failure, it plays a pivotal role in cardiovascular health. By inhibiting the action of ACE, lisinopril relaxes blood vessels, reducing resistance and lowering blood pressure. 

This effect helps prevent complications like strokes and heart attacks. Lisinopril is available in tablet form, usually taken once daily. While generally well-tolerated, it may cause side effects, and its usage should be closely monitored by a healthcare professional, as it requires a prescription.

DRUG STATUS

Availability

Prescription only

Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy