Generic Zestril is manufactured by a number of companies (such as Watson Pharmaceuticals and Mylan Laboratories) and is sold under the name Lisinopril tablets. The drug is available in various strengths, ranging from 10 mg to 40 mg. As with the brand-name version, generic Zestril is used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure and to improve survival following a heart attack.
Generic Zestril: An Overview
Zestril® (lisinopril) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and congestive heart failure, as well as to improve survival following a heart attack. Zestril is part of a class of drugs called angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, or ACE inhibitors for short. The drug helps to block the angiotensin-converting enzyme, which is normally part of a reaction in the body that causes blood vessels to narrow (constrict). By blocking this enzyme, Zestril causes blood vessels to relax, which can lower blood pressure. It also allows the heart to work more efficiently.
Zestril was originally developed by AstraZeneca. The patent has since expired, however, which means that a generic Zestril can now be manufactured.
Strengths of Generic Zestril
Generic Zestril is sold under the name Lisinopril tablets and is available in several strengths, including:
- Lisinopril 2.5 mg tablets
- Lisinopril 5 mg tablets
- Lisinopril 10 mg tablets
- Lisinopril 20 mg tablets
- Lisinopril 30 mg tablets
- Lisinopril 40 mg tablets.
Who Makes Generic Zestril?
Generic Zestril is currently manufactured by a number of companies, including:
- Teva Pharmaceuticals
- Mylan Laboratories
- Watson Pharmaceuticals.
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