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enalapril

Pronunciation: e NAL a pril

Brand: Epaned, Vasotec

Enalapril 10 mg-GEN

round, pink, imprinted with GG 483

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Enalapril 10 mg-MYL

round, blue, imprinted with M E17

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Enalapril 10 mg-SAN

round, pink, imprinted with ELP 10

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Enalapril 10 mg-SCH

round, pink, imprinted with SCHN, 2727

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Enalapril 2.5 mg-SAN

round, yellow, imprinted with ELP 2 1/2

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Enalapril 20 mg-EON

round, pink, imprinted with E 214

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Enalapril 20 mg-PAR

oval, peach, imprinted with G, EN 20

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Enalapril 5 mg-TEV

oval, white, imprinted with 93 27

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Vasotec 20 mg-BTA

triangular, yellow, imprinted with VASO 20

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Enalapril 10 mg-APO

round, red, imprinted with APO 051

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Enalapril 10 mg-TAR

round, pink, imprinted with T 10

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Enalapril 10 mg-TEV

oval, pink, imprinted with 93 28

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Enalapril 2.5 mg-PAR

round, white, imprinted with EN 25, G

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Enalapril 2.5 mg-SCH

round, white, imprinted with SCHN, 26 98

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Enalapril 2.5 mg-TEV

oval, yellow, imprinted with 93 26

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Enalapril 20 mg-MYL

round, blue, imprinted with M E18

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Enalapril 20 mg-TAR

round, peach, imprinted with T 20

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Enalapril 20 mg-WAT

round, peach/white specks, imprinted with WATSON 671

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Enalapril 5 mg-EON

round, white, imprinted with E 127

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Enalapril 5 mg-GEN

round, white, imprinted with GG 482

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Vasotec 10 mg

shield, pink, imprinted with VASOTEC, MSD 713

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Vasotec 10 mg-BTA

triangular, orange, imprinted with VASO 10

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Vasotec 2.5 mg-BTA

oval, white, imprinted with VASO 2.5

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Vasotec 5 mg

shield, white, imprinted with VASOTEC, MSD 712

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Vasotec 5 mg-BTA

triangular, white, imprinted with VASO 5

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Enalapril 10 mg-WAT

round, pink/white specks, imprinted with WATSON 670

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Enalapril 2.5 mg-APO

round, yellow, imprinted with APO 049

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Enalapril 2.5 mg-MYL

round, white, imprinted with M E15

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Enalapril 2.5 mg-WAT

round, white, imprinted with WATSON 668

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Enalapril 20 mg-SCH

round, pink, imprinted with SCHN, 2734

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Enalapril 5 mg-APO

round, white, imprinted with APO 050

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Enalapril 5 mg-MYL

round, white, imprinted with M E16

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Enalapril 5 mg-TAR

round, yellow, imprinted with T 5

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Enalapril 5 mg-WAT

round, white, imprinted with WATSON 669

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Vasotec 2.5 mg

shield, yellow, imprinted with VASOTEC, MSD 14

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Vasotec 20 mg

shield, beige, imprinted with VASOTEC, MSD 714

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Enalapril 10 mg-EON

round, pink, imprinted with E 147

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Enalapril 2.5 mg-EON

round, yellow, imprinted with E 114

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Enalapril 2.5 mg-TAR

round, yellow, imprinted with T 2

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Enalapril 20 mg-APO

rectangular, orange, imprinted with APO 052

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Enalapril 20 mg-SAN

round, gray, imprinted with ELP 20

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Enalapril 20 mg-TEV

oval, peach, imprinted with 93 29

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Enalapril 5 mg-SAN

round, pink, imprinted with ELP 5

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Enalapril 5 mg-SCH

round, white, imprinted with SCHN, 27 01

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What is the most important information I should know about enalapril?

Multum nopreg

Do not use if you are pregnant. Stop using and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.

Multum donot

You should not use enalapril if you have ever had angioedema.

If you have diabetes or kidney disease, you may not be able to take enalapril if you are taking medication that contains aliskiren. Tell your doctor about all medicines you use.

Multum calldoc

Enalapril can cause kidney problems. Call your doctor at once if you have swelling, rapid weight gain, little or no urinating, or if you feel short of breath.

Multum calldoc

Enalapril can affect your heart or your electrolyte levels. Call your doctor if you have chest pain, pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest, a slow heart rate or weak pulse, a tingly feeling, muscle weakness, or muscle tightness or contraction.

What is enalapril?

Enalapril is an ACE inhibitor. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme.

Enalapril is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and congestive heart failure.

Enalapril is also used to treat a disorder of the ventricles (the lower chambers of the heart that allow blood to flow out of the heart). This disorder can decrease the heart's ability to pump blood to the body.

Enalapril may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking enalapril?

Multum donot

You should not use enalapril if you have ever had angioedema, or if you are allergic to enalapril or to any other ACE inhibitor (benazepril, captopril, fosinopril, lisinopril, moexipril, perindopril, quinapril, ramipril, trandolapril).

To make sure enalapril is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis);
  • liver disease;
  • heart disease or congestive heart failure (unless you are taking enalapril for this condition);
  • diabetes; or
  • a history of blood clot or stroke (including "mini-stroke").
Multum nopreg

FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use enalapril if you are pregnant. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Enalapril can cause injury or death to the unborn baby if you take the medicine during your second or third trimester. Use effective birth control while taking this medication.

Multum nobrfeed

Enalapril can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using enalapril.

How should I take enalapril?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.

Enalapril can be taken with or without food.

Multum shake

Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. Measure the liquid with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

Multum calldoc

You may have very low blood pressure while taking this medication. Call your doctor if you are sick with vomiting or diarrhea, or if you are sweating more than usual.

Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. Your kidney or liver function may also need to be tested.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using enalapril. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.

If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.

Multum rt

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.

Multum refig

Store the liquid medicine in the refrigerator, do not freeze. Throw away any unused liquid after 30 days.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Multum emt

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while taking enalapril?

Multum noalcohol

Avoid drinking alcohol. It can further lower your blood pressure and may increase some of the side effects of enalapril.

Multum donot

Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking enalapril, unless your doctor has told you to.

What are the possible side effects of enalapril?

Multum emt

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; severe stomach pain; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Multum calldoc

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
  • little or no urinating;
  • confusion, loss of appetite, vomiting, pain in your side or lower back;
  • swelling, rapid weight gain;
  • weakness, confusion, increased thirst, loss of appetite, vomiting, pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding;
  • fast or uneven heartbeats;
  • high potassium (slow heart rate, weak pulse, muscle weakness, tingly feeling);
  • chest pain; or
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Common side effects may include:

  • cough;
  • dry mouth, loss of taste sensation, loss of appetite;
  • dizziness, drowsiness, headache;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; or
  • mild skin itching or rash.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect enalapril?

Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with enalapril, especially:

  • lithium;
  • a diuretic or "water pill";
  • gold injections to treat arthritis;
  • a potassium supplement such as Cytra, Epiklor, K-Lyte, K-Phos, Kaon, Klor-Con, or Polycitra; or
  • aspirin or NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)--ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and others.

This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with enalapril, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about enalapril.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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