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Vasotec Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Vasotec
Generic Name: enalapril (Pronunciation: e NAL a pril)
- 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 is enalapril (Vasotec)?
Enalapril is in a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors. 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.
Enalapril 10 mg-APO
round, red, imprinted with APO 051
Enalapril 10 mg-EON
round, pink, imprinted with E 147
Enalapril 10 mg-GEN
round, pink, imprinted with GG 483
Enalapril 10 mg-MYL
round, blue, imprinted with M E17
Enalapril 10 mg-SAN
round, pink, imprinted with ELP 10
Enalapril 10 mg-SCH
round, pink, imprinted with SCHN, 2727
Enalapril 10 mg-TAR
round, pink, imprinted with T 10
Enalapril 10 mg-TEV
oval, pink, imprinted with 93 28
Enalapril 10 mg-WAT
round, pink/white specks, imprinted with WATSON 670
Enalapril 2.5 mg-APO
round, yellow, imprinted with APO 049
Enalapril 2.5 mg-EON
round, yellow, imprinted with E 114
Enalapril 2.5 mg-MYL
round, white, imprinted with M E15
Enalapril 2.5 mg-PAR
round, white, imprinted with EN 25, G
Enalapril 2.5 mg-SAN
round, yellow, imprinted with ELP 2 1/2
Enalapril 2.5 mg-SCH
round, white, imprinted with SCHN, 26 98
Enalapril 2.5 mg-TAR
round, yellow, imprinted with T 2
Enalapril 2.5 mg-TEV
oval, yellow, imprinted with 93 26
Enalapril 2.5 mg-WAT
round, white, imprinted with WATSON 668
Enalapril 20 mg-APO
rectangular, orange, imprinted with APO 052
Enalapril 20 mg-EON
round, pink, imprinted with E 214
Enalapril 20 mg-MYL
round, blue, imprinted with M E18
Enalapril 20 mg-PAR
oval, peach, imprinted with G, EN 20
Enalapril 20 mg-SAN
round, gray, imprinted with ELP 20
Enalapril 20 mg-SCH
round, pink, imprinted with SCHN, 2734
Enalapril 20 mg-TAR
round, peach, imprinted with T 20
Enalapril 20 mg-TEV
oval, peach, imprinted with 93 29
Enalapril 20 mg-WAT
round, peach/white specks, imprinted with WATSON 671
Enalapril 5 mg-APO
round, white, imprinted with APO 050
Enalapril 5 mg-EON
round, white, imprinted with E 127
Enalapril 5 mg-GEN
round, white, imprinted with GG 482
Enalapril 5 mg-MYL
round, white, imprinted with M E16
Enalapril 5 mg-SAN
round, pink, imprinted with ELP 5
Enalapril 5 mg-SCH
round, white, imprinted with SCHN, 27 01
Enalapril 5 mg-TAR
round, yellow, imprinted with T 5
Enalapril 5 mg-TEV
oval, white, imprinted with 93 27
Enalapril 5 mg-WAT
round, white, imprinted with WATSON 669
Vasotec 10 mg
shield, pink, imprinted with VASOTEC, MSD 713
Vasotec 10 mg-BTA
triangular, orange, imprinted with VASO 10
Vasotec 2.5 mg
shield, yellow, imprinted with VASOTEC, MSD 14
Vasotec 2.5 mg-BTA
oval, white, imprinted with VASO 2.5
Vasotec 20 mg
shield, beige, imprinted with VASOTEC, MSD 714
Vasotec 20 mg-BTA
triangular, yellow, imprinted with VASO 20
Vasotec 5 mg
shield, white, imprinted with VASOTEC, MSD 712
Vasotec 5 mg-BTA
triangular, white, imprinted with VASO 5
What are the possible side effects of enalapril (Vasotec)?
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.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- feeling like you might pass out;
- urinating more or less than usual, or not at all;
- 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).
Less serious side effects may include:
- loss of taste sensation, loss of appetite;
- dizziness, drowsiness, headache;
- sleep problems (insomnia);
- dry mouth;
- 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.
Read the Vasotec (enalapril) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about enalapril (Vasotec)?
Do not use this medication if you are pregnant. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to enalapril, or similar medicines such as such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten Capozide), fosinopril (Monopril), lisinopril (Prinivil, Prinzide, Zestoretic, Zestril), moexipril (Univasc, Uniretic), perindopril (Aceon), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), trandolapril (Mavik, Tarka), and others.
Before you take enalapril, tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease, heart disease, diabetes, or a connective tissue disease such as Marfan syndrome, Sjogren's syndrome, lupus, scleroderma, or rheumatoid arthritis.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use.
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 enalapril. Tell your doctor if you have a prolonged illness that causes diarrhea or vomiting.
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. Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. Your kidney or liver function may also need to be tested. Visit your doctor regularly.
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