Enalapril

Enalapril

 

Brand: Innovace, Innozide

Application: High blood pressure and heart failure

 

 

 

Enalapril drug information

Contraindications to enalapril

Enalapril drug interaction

Tips to consider before taking Enalapril

Possible side effects of enalapril

How to store enalapril

 

 

 

 

Enalapril drug information

Drug Information: Enalapril is in a class of drugs called angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors or ACE inhibitors. It is prescribed to prevent heart failure or lower blood pressure. Hypertension is a disease in which blood pressure is higher than normal. Heart failure is a disease in which the heart does not work properly.

ACE inhibitors such as enalapril prevent the body from producing a hormone called angiotensin II. It does this by inhibiting an enzyme called an angiotensin converter. Enalapril dilates blood vessels and reduces the amount of open water absorbed by the kidneys, thereby lowering blood pressure. People with high blood pressure may have no symptoms, but if the condition persists, high blood pressure can damage the heart and blood vessels, leading to a heart attack. Enalapril is given both alone and with other antihypertensive drugs (such as hydrochlorothiazide).

In heart failure, there may be too much extra fluid in the bloodstream. ACE inhibitors help reduce these fluids. These drugs have a protective effect on the heart and slow the progression of heart failure.

 

Contraindications to enalapril

  • Note the expiration date of Enalapril and do not take it if it has expired.
  • Never give enalapril to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Do not take Enalapril more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • Check for enalapril drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.

 

Enalapril drug interaction

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with this medication include aliskiren, certain immunosuppressive drugs (increased risk of infection) (such as everolimus, sirolimus), lithium, and medications that may lower potassium levels. Increase blood pressure (such as ARBs including losartan / valsartan, birth control pills containing drospirenone).

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as cough and cold medicines, slimming medicines, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen). Because they may contain ingredients that increase blood pressure or worsen heart failure. Talk to your pharmacist about taking this medicine.

A very serious reaction may occur if you inject a bee sting desensitizer with enalapril. Be sure to consult your doctor before using medication and injections.

 

Tips to consider before taking Enalapril

Some medications are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking enalapril:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have kidney or liver problems.
  • If your body is hydrated (dehydration), for example, if you have recently had diarrhea or are sick.
  • If you have atherosclerosis (atherosclerosis - the deposition of fats in the walls of blood vessels).
  • If you have peripheral vascular disease (a type of poor circulation).
  • If you have collagen-related vascular disease, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or scroderm.
  • If you have cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease), or aortic stenosis (blockage of the main artery of the heart).
  • If you have ever had angioedema (swelling of the face, tongue and throat)
  • If you are undergoing desensitization treatment to protect against bee and mosquito bites.
  • If you have ever had dialysis treatment, or treatment in which your blood cholesterol has been removed through the device (LDL apheresis).
  • If you have any problems with your heart valves or heart muscle.
  • If you have a liver problem or a condition called cholestasis (obstruction of the flow of bile from the liver).
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have ever had an allergy or an unusual reaction to any of the ACE inhibitors (such as ramipril, captopril, and prindopril)

 

Possible side effects of enalapril

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:

  • Feeling dizzy, dry and irritating cough, headache, blurred vision, feeling tired and lethargic, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea, chills and fatigue, shortness of breath, taste disturbance and taste

Important Note: If you experience any of the following symptoms that are rare but serious, stop taking Enalapril and tell your doctor immediately:

  • Difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, mouth, tongue and throat. These symptoms are a sign of a drug allergy
  • Any yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes. These symptoms may indicate jaundice, which is a rare side effect
  • Severe skin rashes

Talk to your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you think may be due to enalapril.

 

How to store enalapril

  • Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
  • Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
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