Lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme.
Lisinopril is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) or congestive heart failure. It is also used to improve survival after a heart attack.
Lisinopril may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Do not use lisinopril if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Stop using this medicine and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.
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You should not use this medicine if you have hereditary angioedema.
If you have diabetes, do not use lisinopril together with any medication that contains aliskiren (Amturnide, Tekturna, Tekamlo, Valturna).