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Can I take Prinivil if I have a history of angioedema?

If you have a history of angioedema, you should not take Prinivil (lisinopril). Angioedema is a condition that can cause trouble breathing or swallowing and swelling that occurs under the skin and may affect the face, eyes, lips, tongue, throat, hands, lower legs, ankles and feet.

This condition sometimes is an allergic reaction to animal dander, pollen or food. But some people also develop angioedema from taking medications such as angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors like Prinivil. Angioedema can also be hereditary or run in families. Black people are more likely to experience angioedema from taking ACE inhibitors.

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