Enalapril is a medication that belongs to the class of drugs called ACE inhibitors. It is used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, and to improve survival after a heart attack. It works by relaxing blood vessels, which helps to lower blood pressure and improve blood flow.
How to take enalapril:
Enalapril is usually taken orally, with or without food, once or twice a day as directed by your doctor. The dosage and duration of treatment may vary depending on your condition and response to treatment. It is important to take enalapril exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking enalapril without consulting your doctor.
Possible side effects of enalapril:
Enalapril may cause some side effects, including:
Dizziness or lightheadedness
Nausea or vomiting
If any of these side effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor immediately.
Precautions and warnings for enalapril:
Before taking enalapril, inform your doctor if you have any medical conditions, especially kidney disease, liver disease, or heart disease. Enalapril may interact with certain medications, including diuretics, potassium supplements, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
It is important to attend regular doctor appointments and report any new or worsening symptoms to your healthcare provider while taking enalapril. Avoid alcohol while taking enalapril, as it may increase the risk of side effects. Do not use enalapril during pregnancy, as it may harm the unborn baby.