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If I am pregnant, is it safe to use Zestril?

The blood pressure drug Zestril (lisinopril) is what's called an ACE inhibitor -- an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor -- and like others in this class of medications, it can cause injury or death to a developing fetus. Before you start taking Zestril, tell your doctor if you're pregnant or if you plan to become pregnant. If you are on Zestril and become pregnant, stop taking the drug immediately and call your doctor. He or she will place you on a different medication.

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