Lisinopril belongs to a group of medications called ACE inhibitors. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme. It is used to treat high blood pressure ( Hypertension ) in adults and in children 6 years of age and older. It works by relaxing blood vessels, causing them to widen. High blood pressure reduction helps prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems. This medication is also used after an acute heart attack to improve survival, and is used with other drugs (e.g., "water pills"/diuretics, digoxin) to treat congestive heart failure.
This medication may also be used to help protect the kidneys from damage due to diabetes.
Blister strip of ten tablets.