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What is Prinivil?

Prinivil (lisinopril) is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor prescribed for high blood pressure and congestive heart failure and also may be given to help improve the odds of survival after a heart attack. It is also used "off-label" (for a purpose it is not specifically approved for) to treat diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease or damage in people with diabetes) and retinopathy (damage to the retina of the eye).

Prinivil works by reducing levels of chemicals that constrict blood vessels, allowing the vessels to relax so that blood can flow more freely through them.

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