- Are Vasotec and Altace the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Vasotec?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Altace?
- What Is Vasotec?
- What Is Altace?
- What Drugs Interact with Vasotec?
- What Drugs Interact with Altace?
- How Should Vasotec Be Taken?
- How Should Altace Be Taken?
Are Vasotec and Altace the Same Thing?
Vasotec (enalapril maleate) and Altace (ramipril) are ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitors used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), congestive heart failure, and to improve survival after a heart attack.
Both Vasotec and Altace may interact with gold injections to treat arthritis, lithium, potassium supplements, salt substitutes that contain potassium, aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or diuretics (water pills).
Vasotec may also interact with alcohol.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Vasotec?
Common side effects of Vasotec include:
- lightheadedness, or
- weakness as your body adjusts to the medication.
Tell your doctor if you have unlikely but serious side effects of Vasotec including:
- dry cough,
- loss of taste sensation,
- loss of appetite,
- sleep problems (insomnia),
- dry mouth,
- diarrhea, or
- skin itching or rash.
- symptoms of a high potassium blood level (such as muscle weakness, slow/irregular heartbeat, weak pulse, tingly feeling),
- signs of infection (such as fever, chills, persistent sore throat, body aches, flu symptoms),
- changes in the amount of urine,
- swelling, rapid weight gain,
- confusion, increased thirst, loss of appetite, vomiting, pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest,
- pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding,
- fast or uneven heartbeats,
- chest pain, or
- yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice).
What Are Possible Side Effects of Altace?
Common side effects of Altace include:
- tired feeling,
- spinning sensation,
- vomiting, and
- stomach discomfort.
What Is Vasotec?
Vasotec (enalapril maleate) is an ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), congestive heart failure, kidney problems caused by diabetes, and to improve survival after a heart attack.
What Is Altace?
Altace (ramipril) is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor that reduces high blood pressure by reducing or relaxing blood vessels. Altace is used to lower blood pressure and to reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack, and increase survival in heart failure patients after a heart attack.
What Drugs Interact With Vasotec?
Vasotec may interact with gold injections to treat arthritis, lithium, potassium supplements, salt substitutes that contain potassium, aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), or diuretics (water pills). Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Vasotec is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may harm a fetus. This medication passes into breast milk but is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
What Drugs Interact With Altace?
Altace may interact with diuretics (water pills), gold injections, lithium, potassium supplements, salt substitutes that contain potassium, or aspirin or other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.
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FDA. Vasotec Product Information.
FDA. Altace Product Information.