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lisinopril

Pronunciation: lyse IN oh pril

Brand: Prinivil, Zestril

Lisinopril 10 mg-APO

oval, pink, imprinted with APO, L10

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Lisinopril 10 mg-EON

oval, pink, imprinted with E 101

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Lisinopril 10 mg-GEN

round, white, imprinted with GP 113

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Lisinopril 10 mg-IVA

triangular, white, imprinted with 3759, I

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Lisinopril 10 mg-MYL

round, white, imprinted with M, L 24

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Lisinopril 10 mg-SAN

round, yellow, imprinted with LSP 10

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Lisinopril 10 mg-TEV

round, red, imprinted with 93, 1113

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Lisinopril 10 mg-WAT

round, blue, imprinted with WATSON 407

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Lisinopril 2.5 mg-APO

round, white, imprinted with APO, 2.5

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Lisinopril 2.5 mg-EON

oval, white, imprinted with E 25

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Lisinopril 2.5 mg-GEN

round, white, imprinted with GP 111

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Lisinopril 2.5 mg-IVA

round, white, imprinted with 3757

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Lisinopril 2.5 mg-MYL

round, blue, imprinted with M, L 22

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Lisinopril 2.5 mg-SAN

round, yellow, imprinted with LSP 2 1/2

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Lisinopril 2.5 mg-TEV

round, white, imprinted with 93, 1111

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Lisinopril 2.5 mg-WAT

round, white, imprinted with WATSON, 405

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Lisinopril 20 mg-APO

oval, brown, imprinted with APO, L20

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Lisinopril 20 mg-EON

oval, pink, imprinted with E 102

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Lisinopril 20 mg-GEN

round, pink, imprinted with GP 114

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Lisinopril 20 mg-IVA

pentagonal, white, imprinted with 3760

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Lisinopril 20 mg-MYL

round, yellow, imprinted with M, L 25

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Lisinopril 20 mg-TEV

oblong, red, imprinted with 93, 1114

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Lisinopril 20 mg-WAT

round, yellow, imprinted with WATSON 408

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Lisinopril 30 mg-APO

oval, brown, imprinted with APO, L 30

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Lisinopril 30 mg-EON

oval, pink, imprinted with E 103

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Lisinopril 30 mg-GEN

round, peach, imprinted with GP 150

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Lisinopril 30 mg-IVA

oval, white, imprinted with 3762

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Lisinopril 30 mg-MYL

round, turquoise, imprinted with M, L 27

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Lisinopril 30 mg-TEV

round, white, imprinted with 93, 5157

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Lisinopril 30 mg-WAT

round, yellow, imprinted with WATSON 885

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Lisinopril 40 mg-APO

oval, yellow, imprinted with APO, L40

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Lisinopril 40 mg-EON

oval, yellow, imprinted with E 104

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Lisinopril 40 mg-IVA

round, white, imprinted with 3761

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Lisinopril 40 mg-MYL

round, green, imprinted with M, L 26

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Lisinopril 40 mg-RAN

round, yellow, imprinted with RX 535

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Lisinopril 40 mg-TEV

oblong, white, imprinted with 93, 1115

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Lisinopril 40 mg-WAT

round, yellow, imprinted with WATSON 409

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Lisinopril 5 mg-APO

oval, brown, imprinted with APO, L5

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Lisinopril 5 mg-EON

oval, pink, imprinted with E 54

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Lisinopril 5 mg-GEN

round, pink, imprinted with GP 112

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Lisinopril 5 mg-IVA

square, white, imprinted with 3758, LOGO

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Lisinopril 5 mg-MYL

round, peach, imprinted with M L 23

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Lisinopril 5 mg-TEV

round, pink, imprinted with 93 1112

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Lisinopril 5 mg-WAT

oblong, white, imprinted with WAT SON, 406

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Prinivil 10 mg

trapezoid, yellow, imprinted with MSD 106, PRINIVIL

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Prinivil 20 mg

oval, orange, imprinted with PRINIVIL, MSD 207

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Prinivil 40 mg

shield, pink, imprinted with PRINIVIL, MSD 237

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Prinivil 5 mg

shield, white, imprinted with MSD 19, PRINIVIL

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Zestril 10 mg

round, pink, imprinted with ZESTRIL 10, 131

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Zestril 2.5 mg

round, white, imprinted with ZESTRIL 2 1/2, 135

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Zestril 20 mg

round, pink, imprinted with ZESTRIL 20, 132

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Zestril 30 mg

round, pink, imprinted with ZESTRIL 30, 133

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Zestril 40 mg

round, yellow, imprinted with ZESTRIL 40, 134

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Zestril 5 mg

oblong, pink, imprinted with ZESTRIL, 130

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What is the most important information I should know about lisinopril?

Multum nopreg

Do not use lisinopril if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.

Multum noalcohol

Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of lisinopril.

Multum donot

Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking lisinopril, unless your doctor has told you to.

Vomiting, diarrhea, or heavy sweating can cause you to become dehydrated. This can lead to very low blood pressure, electrolyte disorders, or kidney failure while you are taking lisinopril. Drink plenty of water each day while you are taking this medication.

What is lisinopril?

Lisinopril is in a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme.

Lisinopril is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), congestive heart failure, and to improve survival after a heart attack.

Lisinopril may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking lisinopril?

Multum donot

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to lisinopril or to any other ACE inhibitor, such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), fosinopril (Monopril), enalapril (Vasotec), moexipril (Univasc), perindopril (Aceon), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), or trandolapril (Mavik).

To make sure you can safely take lisinopril, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis);
  • liver disease;
  • heart disease or congestive heart failure;
  • diabetes; or
  • a connective tissue disease such as Marfan syndrome, Sjogren's syndrome, lupus, scleroderma, or rheumatoid arthritis.

If you have diabetes or kidney disease, you may not be able to take lisinopril if you are also taking aliskiren (Tekturna, Tekamlo, Valturna, Amturnide).

Multum nopreg

FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use lisinopril if you are pregnant. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Lisinopril can cause injury or death to the unborn baby if you take the medicine during your second or third trimester. Use effective birth control while taking lisinopril.

Multum nobrfeed

It is not known whether lisinopril passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take lisinopril?

Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.

Multum water

Take each dose with a full glass of water.

Lisinopril can be taken with or without food.

Multum donot

Conditions that may cause very low blood pressure include: vomiting, diarrhea, heavy sweating, heart disease, dialysis, a low salt diet, or taking diuretics (water pills). Tell your doctor if you have a prolonged illness that causes diarrhea or vomiting.

Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. Your kidney or liver function may also need to be tested. Visit your doctor regularly.

Multum emt

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using lisinopril. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.

Multum finish

If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.

Multum rt

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Multum emt

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms may include feeling extremely dizzy or light-headed, or fainting.

What should I avoid while taking lisinopril?

Multum noalcohol

Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of lisinopril.

Multum donot

Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking lisinopril, unless your doctor has told you to.

Multum dizzy

Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.

What are the possible side effects of lisinopril?

Multum emt

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; severe stomach pain, difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Multum donot

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • swelling, rapid weight gain;
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • tired feeling, muscle weakness, and pounding or uneven heartbeats;
  • psoriasis (raised, silvery flaking of the skin);
  • chest pain; or
  • high potassium (slow heart rate, weak pulse, muscle weakness, tingly feeling);

Less serious side effects may include:

  • cough;
  • dizziness, drowsiness, headache;
  • depressed mood;
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, upset stomach; or
  • mild skin itching or rash.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect lisinopril?

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:

  • any other blood pressure medications;
  • gold injections to treat arthritis;
  • lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith);
  • a potassium supplement such as K-Dur, Klor-Con;
  • salt substitutes that contain potassium;
  • insulin or diabetes medication you take by mouth;
  • aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others; or
  • a diuretic (water pill).

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with lisinopril. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about lisinopril.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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