Lisinopril (generic to Prinivil & Zestril) helps treat heart failure, high blood pressure, certain types of heart valve disease, as well as some forms of kidney disease in cats and dogs. What is Lisinopril (generic to Prinivil & Zestril)? Lisinopril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. ACE inhibitors decrease fluid retention by dilating veins. Lisinopril is used to treat heart failure, high blood pressure, certain types of heart valve disease, and some forms of kidney disease in dogs and cats. Lisinopril may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide. What are the benefits of Lisinopril (generic to Prinivil & Zestril)? Dilates the veins and decreases fluid retention Treats heart failure, high blood pressure, and some forms of kidney disease in dogs and cats Formulated for: Dogs and cats How does this medication work? Lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor used todilate blood vessels in the treatment of high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and some types of kidney disease in dogs and cats. What form(s) does Lisinopril (generic to Prinivil & Zestril) come in? Tablet Common Brand Name: Zestril (AstraZeneca), Prinivil (Merck) Generic Name: Lisinopril Dose and Administration: Use according to your veterinarian's instructions. Possible Side Effects: For dogs and cats, if any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving lisinopril and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips; tongue or face; hives). Side effects are rare but may include loss of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea. Lisinopril could cause low blood pressure or kidney dysfunction indicated by increased thirst and/or changes in urination. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal. Drug and Food Interactions: Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given azathioprine, COX 2 inhibitors (Deramaxx or Previcox), cyclosporine (Atopica), diuretics (furosemide, Salix), beta blockers (atenolol), and other blood pressure medications, insulin, NSAIDS (Rimadyl or Novox), Potassium salts, aspirin (Vetrin), and sulfonamides (SMZ/TMP). Drugs other than those listed may also interact with lisinopril. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines including vitamins, and supplements. Precautions: Consult your veterinarian before Lisinopril (generic to Prinivil & Zestril). Lisinopril should not be used in animals allergic to it or other ACE inhibitors. Use lisinopril with caution in animals with liver disease. Do not use in pregnant females. Lisinopril may be used in nursing animals. Use with caution in animals with very low blood sodium levels. Storage: Store in a tightly sealed container at room temperature, away from excess moisture or heat. A prescription from your veterinarian is required to Lisinopril (generic to Prinivil & Zestril). Size: 20 mg.
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