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What is lisinopril?

The prescription drug lisinopril, a generic drug, treats high blood pressure (hypertension) and congestive heart failure. It can help improve your chances of surviving a heart attack. Lisinopril can be used alone, but is sometimes used in combination with other prescription drugs. Lisinopril is classed as an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. ACE is a naturally occurring enzyme that helps maintain healthy blood pressure levels. If you have hypertension or heart problems, reducing your ACE levels with lisinopril can help relax your blood vessels and lower blood pressure. Lisinopril can also help improve heart function, since your heart does not have to work as hard when you are taking lisinopril.

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