Prilace belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It works by relaxing and widening your blood vessels to help improve the blood flow around your body.
Prilace comes as a tablet and capsule. It should be swallowed whole with plenty of fluid. You can take it with or without food.
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