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Zestril Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Prinivil, Zestril

Generic Name: lisinopril (Pronunciation: lyse IN oh pril)

What is lisinopril (Zestril)?

Lisinopril is in a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme.

Lisinopril is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), congestive heart failure, and to improve survival after a heart attack.

Lisinopril may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Lisinopril 10 mg-APO

oval, pink, imprinted with APO, L10

Lisinopril 10 mg-EON

oval, pink, imprinted with E 101

Lisinopril 10 mg-GEN

round, white, imprinted with GP 113

Lisinopril 10 mg-IVA

triangular, white, imprinted with 3759, I

Lisinopril 10 mg-MYL

round, white, imprinted with M, L 24

Lisinopril 10 mg-SAN

round, yellow, imprinted with LSP 10

Lisinopril 10 mg-TEV

round, red, imprinted with 93, 1113

Lisinopril 10 mg-WAT

round, blue, imprinted with WATSON 407

Lisinopril 2.5 mg-APO

round, white, imprinted with APO, 2.5

Lisinopril 2.5 mg-EON

oval, white, imprinted with E 25

Lisinopril 2.5 mg-GEN

round, white, imprinted with GP 111

Lisinopril 2.5 mg-IVA

round, white, imprinted with 3757

Lisinopril 2.5 mg-MYL

round, blue, imprinted with M, L 22

Lisinopril 2.5 mg-SAN

round, yellow, imprinted with LSP 2 1/2

Lisinopril 2.5 mg-TEV

round, white, imprinted with 93, 1111

Lisinopril 2.5 mg-WAT

round, white, imprinted with WATSON, 405

Lisinopril 20 mg-APO

oval, brown, imprinted with APO, L20

Lisinopril 20 mg-EON

oval, pink, imprinted with E 102

Lisinopril 20 mg-GEN

round, pink, imprinted with GP 114

Lisinopril 20 mg-IVA

pentagonal, white, imprinted with 3760

Lisinopril 20 mg-MYL

round, yellow, imprinted with M, L 25

Lisinopril 20 mg-TEV

oblong, red, imprinted with 93, 1114

Lisinopril 20 mg-WAT

round, yellow, imprinted with WATSON 408

Lisinopril 30 mg-APO

oval, brown, imprinted with APO, L 30

Lisinopril 30 mg-EON

oval, pink, imprinted with E 103

Lisinopril 30 mg-GEN

round, peach, imprinted with GP 150

Lisinopril 30 mg-IVA

oval, white, imprinted with 3762

Lisinopril 30 mg-MYL

round, turquoise, imprinted with M, L 27

Lisinopril 30 mg-TEV

round, white, imprinted with 93, 5157

Lisinopril 30 mg-WAT

round, yellow, imprinted with WATSON 885

Lisinopril 40 mg-APO

oval, yellow, imprinted with APO, L40

Lisinopril 40 mg-EON

oval, yellow, imprinted with E 104

Lisinopril 40 mg-IVA

round, white, imprinted with 3761

Lisinopril 40 mg-MYL

round, green, imprinted with M, L 26

Lisinopril 40 mg-RAN

round, yellow, imprinted with RX 535

Lisinopril 40 mg-TEV

oblong, white, imprinted with 93, 1115

Lisinopril 40 mg-WAT

round, yellow, imprinted with WATSON 409

Lisinopril 5 mg-APO

oval, brown, imprinted with APO, L5

Lisinopril 5 mg-EON

oval, pink, imprinted with E 54

Lisinopril 5 mg-GEN

round, pink, imprinted with GP 112

Lisinopril 5 mg-IVA

square, white, imprinted with 3758, LOGO

Lisinopril 5 mg-MYL

round, peach, imprinted with M L 23

Lisinopril 5 mg-TEV

round, pink, imprinted with 93 1112

Lisinopril 5 mg-WAT

oblong, white, imprinted with WAT SON, 406

Prinivil 10 mg

trapezoid, yellow, imprinted with MSD 106, PRINIVIL

Prinivil 20 mg

oval, orange, imprinted with PRINIVIL, MSD 207

Prinivil 40 mg

shield, pink, imprinted with PRINIVIL, MSD 237

Prinivil 5 mg

shield, white, imprinted with MSD 19, PRINIVIL

Zestril 10 mg

round, pink, imprinted with ZESTRIL 10, 131

Zestril 2.5 mg

round, white, imprinted with ZESTRIL 2 1/2, 135

Zestril 20 mg

round, pink, imprinted with ZESTRIL 20, 132

Zestril 30 mg

round, pink, imprinted with ZESTRIL 30, 133

Zestril 40 mg

round, yellow, imprinted with ZESTRIL 40, 134

Zestril 5 mg

oblong, pink, imprinted with ZESTRIL, 130

What are the possible side effects of lisinopril (Zestril)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; severe stomach pain, difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • swelling, rapid weight gain;
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • tired feeling, muscle weakness, and pounding or uneven heartbeats;
  • psoriasis (raised, silvery flaking of the skin);
  • chest pain; or
  • high potassium (slow heart rate, weak pulse, muscle weakness, tingly feeling);

Less serious side effects may include:

  • cough;
  • dizziness, drowsiness, headache;
  • depressed mood;
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, upset stomach; or
  • mild skin itching or rash.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Zestril (lisinopril) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about lisinopril (Zestril)?

Do not use lisinopril if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.

Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of lisinopril.

Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking lisinopril, unless your doctor has told you to.

Vomiting, diarrhea, or heavy sweating can cause you to become dehydrated. This can lead to very low blood pressure, electrolyte disorders, or kidney failure while you are taking lisinopril. Drink plenty of water each day while you are taking this medication.

Side Effects Centers

Zestril - User Reviews

Zestril User Reviews

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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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