Prinivil is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor which is used to treat high blood pressure, also known as hypertension .
This type of medication works by blocking an enzyme which causes blood vessels to tighten. When the blood vessels are tightened, it is difficult for the blood and oxygen to flow to the heart. When this type of enzyme is blocked, the blood and oxygen in the patients body can flow more easily to the heart.
Prinivil can be taken orally in the form of tablets or be given as an injection into the body. If you choose to have the injection, it must be done by a medical professional.
Prinivil may produce some side effects in certain individuals. Common side effects associated with this form of medication include coughing, headache, diarrhea, nausea and extreme fatigue. If your side effects appear to be getting worse, contact your doctor for assistance.
Occasionally, Prinivil will be prescribed in combination with other medications to treat congestive heart disease or to help patients who have recently suffered from a heart attack.