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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)?

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), congestive heart failure, kidney problems caused by diabetes, and to improve survival after a heart attack.

Enalapril may also be used for other 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; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • feeling light-headed, fainting;
  • urinating more or less than usual, or not at all;
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding;
  • fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeats;
  • chest pain; or
  • swelling, rapid weight gain.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • cough;
  • 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)?

Vomiting, diarrhea, or heavy sweating can cause you to become dehydrated. This can lead to very low blood pressure, electrolyte disorders, or kidney failure while you are taking enalapril. Drink plenty of water each day while you are taking this medication.

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