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Brand Name(s): Prinivil; Zestril
CAS nº: 83915-83-7
(Lyse in' oh pril)

What is Lisinopril?

Lisinopril is in a class of drugs called angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.

This medicine is used to lower blood pressure, to treat congestive heart failure and to improve the survival rate after a heart attack. It decreases certain chemicals that tighten the blood vessels, (in other words lisinopril dilates the blood vessels) so blood flows more smoothly and the heart can pump blood more efficiently.

Interestingly, lisinopril and other ACE inhibitors were developed from the venom of a poisonous Brazilian snake.

This medication was first developed by Merck & Co., and is marketed worldwide by Merck with the brand name Prinivil® and by AstraZeneca with the brand name Zestril®. In Australia it is marketed by AlphaPharm with the brand name Lisodur®. In most countries generics are available.

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