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Can I take Prinivil if I am elderly?

If you're elderly, you may be able to take Prinivil (lisinopril), a medication that's prescribed to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure and to increase the odds of survival after a heart attack. It's important to note that older people are more likely to have kidney problems, heart disease or liver deficiencies, all of which Prinivil can exacerbate.

Older adults are also more likely to take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to treat pain. Combining NSAIDs with an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor like Prinivil can worsen kidney function. To avoid harmful interactions, your doctor will most likely start you on a low dose of Prinivil and monitor your kidneys closely.

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