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In this Article
- What is hydrochlorothiazide and enalapril (Vaseretic)?
- What are the possible side effects of hydrochlorothiazide and enalapril (Vaseretic)?
- What is the most important information I should know about hydrochlorothiazide and enalapril (Vaseretic)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking hydrochlorothiazide and enalapril (Vaseretic)?
- How should I take hydrochlorothiazide and enalapril (Vaseretic)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Vaseretic)?
- What happens if I overdose (Vaseretic)?
- What should I avoid while taking hydrochlorothiazide and enalapril (Vaseretic)?
- What other drugs will affect hydrochlorothiazide and enalapril (Vaseretic)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking hydrochlorothiazide and enalapril (Vaseretic)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to hydrochlorothiazide or enalapril, or if you are unable to urinate.
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to any other ACE inhibitor, such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), fosinopril (Monopril), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), moexipril (Univasc), perindopril (Aceon), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), or trandolapril (Mavik).
To make sure you can safely take hydrochlorothiazide and enalapril, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
- kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis);
- liver disease;
- congestive heart failure;
- diabetes; or
- an allergy to sulfa drugs or penicillin.
FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use hydrochlorothiazide and enalapril if you are pregnant. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Hydrochlorothiazide and 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.
Hydrochlorothiazide can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take hydrochlorothiazide and enalapril (Vaseretic)?
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
Take each dose with a full glass of water.
Conditions that may cause very low blood pressure include: vomiting, diarrhea, heavy sweating, heart disease, dialysis, a low-salt diet, or taking diuretics (water pills). Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink while taking hydrochlorothiazide and enalapril. Tell your doctor if you have a prolonged illness that causes diarrhea or vomiting.
Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. Your blood and urine may also be tested if you have been vomiting or are dehydrated. Visit your doctor regularly.
If you need surgery or medical tests, tell the doctor ahead of time that you are taking medication that contains hydrochlorothiazide. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.
Keep using this medicine as directed, 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.
Store at room temperature away from heat and moisture.
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