Prinivil vs. Zestril

Are Prinivil and Zestril the Same Thing?

Prinivil (lisinopril) and Zestril (lisinopril) are angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), heart failure, and to improve survival after myocardial infarction (heart attack).

What Are Possible Side Effects of Prinivil?

Common side effects of Prinivil include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Zestril?

Common side effects of Zestril include:

  • Cough,
  • Headache,
  • Dizziness,
  • Depressed mood,
  • Drowsiness,
  • Nausea,
  • Upset stomach,
  • Vomiting,
  • Diarrhea, and
  • Mild itching or skin rash.

Tell your doctor if you have unlikely but serious side effects of Zestril including:

What is Prinivil?

Prinivil (lisinopril) is a long-acting angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor used to treat hypertension, heart failure, and supportive treatment in patients that suffer a myocardial infarction (heart attack). Prinivil is available in generic form.

What is Zestril?

Zestril (lisinopril) is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), congestive heart failure, and to improve survival after a heart attack.

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What Drugs Interact With Prinivil?

Prinivil may interact with other blood pressure medications.

Prinivil may also interact with gold injections, lithium, potassium supplements, salt substitutes that contain potassium, oral insulin or diabetes medications, aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), or diuretics (water pills).

What Drugs Interact With Zestril?

Zestril may interact with other blood pressure medications, gold injections, lithium potassium supplements, salt substitutes that contain potassium, insulin or oral diabetes medications, aspirin or other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), or diuretics (water pills).

How Should Prinivil Be Taken?

Prinivil is available in doses of 5, 10, and 20 mg tablets for oral use. Hypertensive patients usually start with 10 mg once a day and are often increased to 20 mg. Patients with renal failure or are on diuretics start at lower doses such as 2.5 to 5 mg.

Heart attack and heart failure patients also start out with low doses of 5 mg one per day.

Prinivil is not recommended for use in children <6 years old or those that have a glomerular filtration rate <30 mL per min; pediatric doses are determined by weight.

How Should Zestril Be Taken?

The recommended initial dose of Zestril is 10 mg once a day.

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References
SOURCE:

DailyMed. Prinivil Product Information.

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=f6f3c339-2c9d-4d07-14a1-6d6c7daf26c6

DailyMed. Zestril Product Information.

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=a95727ae-2bf1-e675-4a36-71043a8af3b8

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