From Pharmacy Drug Guide
If a patient is suffering from high blood pressure, their doctor may prescribe some form of the generic drug lisinopril to help treat the condition. It is sold in the United States under the brand names Zestril and Prinivil. Lisinopril is a cardiovascular agent that is used to treat hypertension and heart failure, and is also given to some heart attack patients. It helps to open up the blood vessels by lowering the amounts of certain chemicals in the body. Some pills contain a combination of lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide, or HCTZ.
|Brand names||Prinivil® and Zestril®|
|Uses||Prescribed to treat high blood pressure and heart failure|
|Side effects||Dizziness, headache, coughing, diarrhea, headaches, tiredness, sexual side effects|
|Types of coupons||Patient assistance programs, drug savings cards|
|Disclaimer||The information provided by PharmacyDrugGuide.com is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Do not take any action based on the information on this page without consulting a physician.|
Lisinopril is prescribed by physicians to treat hypertension, which is more commonly known as high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a serious condition, as it can cause strain on the arteries as well as the heart. If left untreated, high blood pressure may result in heart failure, stroke or other complications. Lisinopril may be used alone or used in combination with other medications to help treat this condition. It may also be used after a heart attack to help lower the risk of death. Lisinopril is classified as an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor.
Lisinopril Patient Assistance Programs and Coupons
Doctors' offices often have coupons or free samples for prescription drugs. If no lisinopril or lisinopril hctz coupons or samples are readily available, physicians may be able to order them from drug manufacturers. Coupons will typically be for brand name products, like Prinivil® and Zestril®.
When no coupons are available, patients may still be able to save on lisinopril through patient assistance programs:
- Rx Outreach Medications: This program, operated by Rx Outreach, is a mail-order prescription drug service that sells lisinopril and other assorted medicines at a discount. To qualify, patients must meet income requirements. This means that a single person must not earn above $32,670 per year, a family of two must not earn above $44,130 per year, a family of three must not earn above $55,590 per year, and a family of four must not earn above $67,050 per year. For every additional family member, $11,460 may be added to annual income. The program offers lisinopril alone, or combination drugs with lisinopril plus hydrochlorothiazide (Prinzide® and Zestoretic®). The Rx Outreach phone number is 800-769-3880.
- Xubex Patient Assistance Program: This service is offered by Xubex Pharmaceuticals, and does not have any income requirements. The program is open to insured and uninsured patients. Both lisinopril and combination lisinopril/HCTZ drugs are offered. Patients must fill out an application, and then order their medication directly from the Xubex pharmacy. The Xubex phone number is 866-699-8239.