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Prinivil is commonly prescribed to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure, as well as to improve survival following a heart attack. The drug is an ACE inhibitor, which means it prevents the action of an enzyme that is used to make blood vessels constrict. Instead, blood vessels relax, which can help lower blood pressure. Prinivil comes in tablet form and is typically taken once a day.
What Is Prinivil?Prinivil® (lisinopril) is a prescription medicine that has been licensed to treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. It is part of a class of drugs called angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, or ACE inhibitors for short.
- Controlling high blood pressure (hypertension)
Treating congestive heart failure (CHF)
Improving survival following a heart attack.