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Enalapril

Also known as Teczem, Innovace, Renitec, Vaseretic, Vasotec, Lexxel 5/2.5, and Lexxel 5/5


Enalapril (marketed as Vasotec in the USA, Enaladex in some other countries, and Enacard for veterinary use) is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor used in the treatment of hypertension and some types of chronic heart failure. ACE converts the peptide hormone angiotensin I to angiotensin II. One of the actions of angiotensin II is the vasoconstriction of blood vessels resulting in an increase in blood pressure. ACE inhibitors such as enalapril prevent this effect. Enalapril has been shown to lower the death rate in systolic heart failure. Enalapril was the first member of the group known as the dicarboxylate-containing ACE inhibitors.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $7.2 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed enalapril to treat cardiomyopathy, blastomycosis, pick disease, and rabies.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take enalapril if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions


Significant Interactions

What side effects are related?

Patients taking enalapril most commonly experience side effects like headache, fatigue, and diarrhea.

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