- February 25, 2019
Lisinopril belongs to a group of drugs called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. These tablets are vasodilators (drugs which widen the blood vessels), making it easier for the heart to pump blood around the body. This helps lower blood pressure.
Lisinopril is used:
- to treat a condition known as symptomatic heart failure where the heart no longer pumps blood as effectively as it should
- to treat high blood pressure
- to help prevent any more heart problems in patients who have recently had a heart attack
- to treat kidney disease resulting from diabetes and high blood pressure.
Lisinopril is recommended in children (above 6 years old) only for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension).
Lisinopril should not be used in children with severe kidney impairment.