Who should not take Prinivil?

Prinivil (lisinopril), a drug prescribed to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure and to increase the odds of survival after a heart attack, isn't for everyone. People who should not take Prinivil include:
  • anyone who's allergic to it or to any of its ingredients
  • anyone who's ever had angioedema, a condition that causes trouble breathing or swallowing, facial swelling or swelling of the throat or tongue, hands or lower legs or feet
  • women who are pregnant or would like to become pregnant: Prinivil can cause serious, life-threatening harm to a developing fetus.
  • children under age 6 
  • people who have lupus, scleroderma or heart disease 
  • people who have kidney problems, especially those who are elderly. It can be hard for them to excrete Prinivil, and they could develop kidney failure.

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