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Vasotec Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is enalapril (Vasotec)?
- What are the possible side effects of enalapril (Vasotec)?
- What is the most important information I should know about enalapril (Vasotec)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking enalapril (Vasotec)?
- How should I take enalapril (Vasotec)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Vasotec)?
- What happens if I overdose (Vasotec)?
- What should I avoid while taking enalapril (Vasotec)?
- What other drugs will affect enalapril (Vasotec)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Vasotec)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Vasotec)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include feeling extremely dizzy or light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking enalapril (Vasotec)?
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can further lower your blood pressure and may increase some of the side effects of enalapril.
Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking enalapril, unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect enalapril (Vasotec)?
Before taking enalapril, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following drugs:
- gold injections to treat arthritis;
- lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith);
- a potassium supplement such as K-Dur, Klor-Con;
- salt substitutes that contain potassium;
- aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), diclofenac (Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), indomethacin (Indocin), ketoprofen (Orudis), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), and others; or
- a diuretic (water pill).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with enalapril. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
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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