Zestril (lisinopril) is a prescription ACE inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. It works to lower blood pressure by allowing blood vessels to dilate. Zestril may also be given to improve survival after a heart attack.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Zestril exactly as prescribed.
Do NOT take Zestril if you have/are:
Before taking Zestril, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
Inform your doctors that you are taking Zestril before undergoing any type of surgery.
Drinking alcohol while on Zestril may increase side effects like dizziness.
Take care during exercise, especially in hot weather. Zestril makes it easier for you to become dehydrated and more prone to heat stroke.
Common side effects of Zestril include:
Contact your doctor if you experience these more serious side effects:
When can I stop taking Zestril?
Don’t discontinue unless directed by your doctor. High blood pressure often comes with no symptoms, and many people with high blood pressure will remain on Zestril for life.
What happens if I drink alcohol while on Zestril?
Drinking alcohol can increase the risk of side effects like dizziness and drowsiness. Avoid drinking to excess while taking Zestril.