A drug that can be used for many purposes, Zestril® (lisinopril) is often prescribed for:
- Controlling high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Relieving symptoms of congestive heart failure
- Improving survival following a heart attack.
In some cases, Zestril is prescribed for the treatment of kidney problems in people with scleroderma (hardening and thickening of the skin). However, this is considered an "off-label" (unapproved) use of the drug.
Zestril comes in tablet form and is taken once daily, with or without food. It is generally well tolerated, but side effects are possible and may include:
- Weight gain
- Dry eyes.
(Click Zestril for more details, including how the medicine works, things to discuss with your healthcare provider before you take the drug, and more.)