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Generic for Prinivil

A drug that is generic for Prinivil is sold under the name Lisinopril tablets and is available in several strengths, ranging from 2.5 mg to 20 mg. Some of the companies that manufacture this drug include Teva Pharmaceuticals, Mylan Laboratories, and Watson Pharmaceuticals. As with the brand-name version, any medicine that is generic for Prinivil is designed to control high blood pressure and manage symptoms of congestive heart failure.

An Overview of Generic Prinivil

Prinivil® (lisinopril) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and congestive heart failure, as well as to improve survival following a heart attack. Prinivil is part of a class of drugs called angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, or ACE inhibitors for short. The medication helps to block the angiotensin-converting enzyme, which is normally part of a reaction in the body that causes blood vessels to narrow (constrict). By blocking this enzyme, Prinivil causes blood vessels to relax, which can lower blood pressure. It also allows the heart to work more efficiently.
 
Prinivil was originally developed by Merck & Company. The patent for the drug has since expired, which means that a medication that is generic for Prinivil can now be produced.
 

Strengths of Generic Prinivil

Generic Prinivil is sold under the name Lisinopril tablets and is available in several strengths, including:
 
 

Who Makes Generic Prinivil?

Generic Prinivil is currently manufactured by a number of companies, such as:
 
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Mylan Laboratories
  • Sandoz
  • Watson Pharmaceuticals.
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