Lisinopril is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It is also used to treat heart failure and to improve survival after a heart attack. Lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor and works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily.
This medicine is the NICE recommendation for people of my race, age and medical history who's blood pressure is too high. It's taken alongside Lacidipine. I've been taking it for over nine years with no ill effects.