Lisinopril is a generic prescription medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to:
- treat hypertension in adults as well as children ages 6 years and older
- treat systolic heart failure in adults
- lower the risk of death following a heart attack in adults
For each of these uses, lisinopril may be used in combination with other medications to treat your condition. For treating hypertension, lisinopril may also be used on its own.
Here are some details on lisinopril:
- Drug class: angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor
- Drug form: oral tablet
- Brand-name versions: Prinvil (oral tablet), Zestril (oral tablet), Qbrelis (oral liquid solution)
Read on to learn about lisinopril and cost, and how to save money on prescriptions.
As with all medications, the cost of lisinopril can vary. Factors that may affect the price you’ll pay include your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use.
To find out what the cost of lisinopril will be for you, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about price and lisinopril.
Does the price of lisinopril depend on the strength?
The price of lisinopril might depend on the strength. Lisinopril tablets are available in the following strengths: 2.5 milligrams (mg), 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, and 40 mg.
The price you pay may vary based on the strength your doctor prescribes for you. If you have questions about the cost of your lisinopril dosage, talk with your pharmacist. They may be able to help determine how much you’ll pay for lisinopril depending on the strength.
How much is lisinopril without insurance?
The cost of lisinopril without insurance can vary. It’s possible that the drug might cost more without insurance than with insurance.
Talk with your pharmacist if you have questions about the cost of lisinopril without insurance. Your pharmacist may be able to help determine how much you’ll pay for lisinopril in that situation.
Lisinopril is a generic drug, which is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. The generic is considered to be as safe and effective as the original drug. And generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.
Lisinopril is available in the following brand-name forms: Prinvil, Zestril, and Qbrelis.*
To find out how the cost of Prinvil or Zestril compares with the cost of lisinopril, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
If your doctor has prescribed lisinopril and you’re interested in using Prinvil or Zestril instead, talk with your doctor. They may have a preference for one version or the other. You may also need to check with your insurance provider, as it may only cover one or the other.
* Although Qbrelis contains lisinopril as its active drug, it’s not available as a generic. This is because lisinopril comes only as an oral tablet. Qbrelis comes as an oral liquid solution.
Keep reading to learn more about ways to reduce long-term drug costs, including costs you pay for lisinopril.
Getting a 3-month supply
You may be able to get a 90-day supply of lisinopril. If approved by your insurance company, getting a 90-day supply of the drug could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost. If you’re interested in this option, check with your doctor or insurance provider.
Using a mail-order pharmacy
Lisinopril may be available through a mail-order pharmacy. Using this type of service may help lower the drug’s cost and allow you to receive your medication without leaving home. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order medications. You may also be able to get a 90-day supply of the drug via mail order.
If you don’t have health insurance, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to suggest online pharmacy options that could work for you.
If you need financial support to pay for lisinopril, consider looking into websites that offer cost resources and information. Two such organizations are:
These sites can provide details on drug assistance programs, ways to make the most of your insurance coverage, and links to savings cards and other services.
Now that you’ve learned about cost and lisinopril, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance on cost issues related to you and lisinopril. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you would pay for lisinopril.
Here are some other references you may find helpful:
- Medicare drug coverage. To learn about Medicare coverage for drugs, explore these articles on Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, drug coupons and Medicare, and the Medicare drug list.
- Save money. Explore this article for tips on how to save money on prescriptions.
- More details. For details about other aspects of lisinopril, refer to this article.
- Information on your condition. For more information on hypertension, heart failure, and heart attack, see our cardiovascular health hub. You can also refer to our lists of hypertension articles and heart disease articles.
Disclaimer: Medical News Today has made every effort to make certain that all information is factually correct, comprehensive, and up to date. However, this article should not be used as a substitute for the knowledge and expertise of a licensed healthcare professional. You should always consult your doctor or other healthcare professional before taking any medication. The drug information contained herein is subject to change and is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a given drug does not indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for all patients or all specific uses.