Prinivil® (Lisinopril)

What is Prinivil generic?

Prinivil generic is a specially designed medical drug that belongs to the family of drugs called ACE inhibitors. Here ACE is abbreviated as angiotensin converting enzyme.The use of Prinivil generic is done to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), to make the survival after a heart attack better, and to treat congestive heart failure.This medication guide may not include all the purposes of Prinivil generic.

Important information

The use of Prinivil generic is not encouraged to a pregnant lady as it may harm the unborn baby. Once you become pregnant or planning to become one tell your doctor about the use of medicine.In case you are suffering from hereditary angioedema then also do not take Prinivil generic. Besides, if you are diabetic then also do not take lisinopril in combination with other medicines like aliskiren (Tekturna, Amturnide, Valturna, Tekamlo).

Before taking this medicine

Before taking this medicine you should inform your doctor that you are allergic to Prinivil generic or to any other ACE inhibitor, including captopril, enalapril, benazepril, moexipril, fosinopril, ramipril, perindopril, quinapril, or trandolapril.In case you are suffering from hereditary angioedema then also do not take this medicine. Besides, if you are diabetic then also do not take lisinopril in combination with other medicines like aliskiren (Tekturna, Amturnide, Valturna, Tekamlo

To make sure the use of medicine is safe for you, inform your doctor if you have:

  • Liver disease
  • kidney disease
  • congestive heart failure or heart disease
  • diabetes; or
  • a connective tissue disease like Sjogren’s syndrome, Marfan syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or scleroderma

Besides, if you are diabetic then also do not take lisinopril in combination with other medicines like aliskiren (Tekturna, Amturnide, Valturna, Tekamlo).

FDA pregnancy category D

The use of Prinivil generic is not good for the going-to-be-born baby. In case you are pregnant or planning to become one make sure you are having a detailed discussion about the intake of medicine with your health care provider to avoid the risk of side effects during pregnancy.Levoxyl may pass into mother’s breast milk. So, if you are a breast-feeding mom do talk about the use of medicine to avoid the risk of side effects in the nursing infant.

Prinivil generic side effects

Even though the intake of Prinivil genericis tolerable for the patient but there are situations when an emergency medical help may be needed. These include difficulty breathing, swelling on lips, throat, tongue or face.

Call your doctor immediately in case you find following symptoms:

  • Drowsiness
  • Diarrhea
  • Feeling short of breath
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Severe pain in lower back
  • psoriasis (raised, silvery flaking of the skin)
  • Chest pain
  • Jaundice
  • Urinating less than normal
  • Severe pain in upper stomach
  • Itching

Other Side Effects:

  • Mild skin rash
  • Thinning scalp hair
  • Stomach cramps
  • Headache
  • Flu symptoms
  • high potassium (weak pulse, slow heart rate, tingly feeling)

The above may not be a complete list of side effects. In case you find some unusual side effects then call your doctor immediately or report about the same to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 FREE.

What happens if I miss a dose?

In case you miss a dose then take the skipped dose as soon as remember. But the missed dose should only be taken if the next dose is not scheduled to avoid the side effects of overdose

What happens if I overdose?

In case you take overdose of lisinopril then report about the same at the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-122.

What should I avoid?

While using lisinopril you need to make sure that no alcohol is being consumed as it may further lowe your blood pressure.Further, you should also not take salt substitutes or potassium supplements as well avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position to prevent fall.

How should I take Prinivil generic?

Take Prinivil generic as prescribed by the doctor. Never take the medicine in smaller or larger amount or for longer than recommended as it may increase the risk of side effects. Your healthcare provider might change the dosage frequently to check the best results on you.Take Prinivil generic with a glass full of water can be consume with or without meals.The conditions that may result in low blood pressure are heavy sweating, vomiting, diarrhea, dialysis, heart disease, taking diuretics (water pills), or a low salt diet. Tell your health care provider if you have an ongoing illness that causes vomiting or diarrhea. Besides, your doctor may also ask for kidney or liver function test. In case of surgery tell your doctor well in advance about the use of medication as he may advise to stop taking it for a short time.If you are also taking any medicine for high blood pressure then continue taking it along with Prinivil generic even if you begin to feel well. It may happen that your physician prescribes you a high blood pressure medicine for the rest of your life.Prinivil generic should be stored at room temperature away from heat and moisture.

User Review

Review by Pamelaws:

For High Blood Pressure: taking drug from last 10 days..what I can say now,.till today no side effect faced..working well on me..lets see what happens in future.

Review by DaniJ:

For High Blood Pressure: my doc recommended me 5mg of Lisinopril.taking the drug from last 2 yearss… it controlled my bp but doesn’t resolve the prob yet..thinking to change the drug now.

Review by REALY:

For High Blood Pressure: within a day I felt so many side issues..swelling on my right eye..disturbed sleep.. vomiting..sorry not intested in drug any more.