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Enalapril is a medicine that is also commonly known as Hydrochlorothiazide and Enapranil. Hydrochlorothiazide (one of Enalapril's components) is actually a thiazide diuretic (also known as water pill). Water pills increase the quantity of water and salt that the patient loses in his or her urine. Hydrochlorothiazide can also be prescribed to patients suffering from edema (swelling) or of high blood pressure.
Enalapril belongs to a wide a class of drugs also known as angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors (or ACE inhibitors). Enalapril is taken by patients who suffer from high blood pressure or to patients who experience congestive heart failure symptoms (such as breath shorthness, swollen legs, etc).
Although Enalapril (Hydrochlorothiazide and Enapranil) is normally prescribed to patients suffering from high blood pressure, it can sometimes treat other diseases (it can also be prescribed for other purposes other than the ones that have been listed here).
You should not take Enalapril (Hydrochlorothiazide and Enalapril) if you are suffering from allergic reactions to any other sulfa-based drug (this includes sulfa antibiotics) because you might experience allergic reactions to hydrochlorothiazide.
A treatment with Enalapril is known to increase the risk of developing severe allergic reactions. Therefore, before you start taking Enalapril you must inform your doctor if you have had any other allergic reactions that consisted of breathing difficulties, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. If you experience any of these symptoms during your treatment with Enalapril (Hydrochlorothiazide and Enalapril), you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Before you start taking Enalapril you should alert your doctor if you:
- Have a bone marrow or blood disease;
- Have a heart disorder or you had a stroke;
- Have any type of collagen vascular disorder (for example sclerodema, systemic lupus erythematosus, etc);
- Have diabetes;
- Have gout;
- Have kidney disorder;
- Have liver disorder;
- Have pancreatitis;
If you have any of the medical conditions that have been listed here, you may not be allowed to take Enalapril or you might need to take in a lower dose of Enalapril. Your doctor might also want to monitor your treatment with Enalapril.
Enalapril is a category D FDA pregnancy drug. Therefore, a treatment with Enalapril is known to harm a growing fetus if the drug is taken during pregnancy. Taking Enalapril in the second and mostly in the third trimester of a pregnancy, Enalapril causes injury and sometimes death to the unborn child. You should not take Enalapril without your personal physician's consent if you are pregnant or if you are planning to be so soon. Enalapril's main ingredients are known to pass into breastmilk. If you are breastfeeding a child, you should ask your doctor if it is safe to start taking Enalapril.
Elderly patients (patients over 60 years old) are more likely to suffer from the drug's side effects. Patients over 60 should be prescribed a lower dose of Enalapril.
A treatment with Enalapril can sometimes cause drowsiness and dizziness. Patients that are following a long term treatment with Enalapril should be extremely careful while performing any hazardous activity or while driving a car or operating a complicated device / machinery.
Enalapril Intake Guidelines
Ask your doctor how and when it is best that you take Enalapril. You must not disobey any of his or her instructions. If you fail to understand some of them, you should ask a pharmacist, a doctor or a nurse for further information.
It is best that you accompany each dose of Enalapril that you take with a full glass of water. You must not stop your treatment with Enalapril without your doctor's consent, even if you start to feel better after only a few days of treatment. You should store Enalapril away from the children's reach and away from heat and moisture.
Ask your doctor to tell you the dose of Enalapril that suits you best. You must not change this dose in any way.
If you suspect that you might be suffering from an overdose with Enalapril, you should seek immediate medical care. The average Enalapril overdose symptoms nausea, increased urination, vomiting, fainting, diarrhea, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, and unconsciousness.
Enalapril Missed Dose
In order to ensure that you get the best results from your treatment with Enalapril, you should try to take Enalapril on a regular basis. However, if you happen to miss one of your Enalapril doses, you should take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for another dose of the drug, you should skip the dose that you have missed and continue with your regular dosing schedule. You must not take in a double dose of Enalapril without your doctor's consent.
Enalapril Side Effects
Enalapril's serious side effects are:
- Abnormal fatigue, bleeding or bruising;
- Allergic reactions;
- Fainting spells;
- Fever, sore throat, or chills;
- Increased swelling;
- Irregular heartbeat;
- Yellow eyes or skin;
Other less severe Enalapril side effects are:
- Excessive urination;
- Increased thirst or hunger;
- Muscle cramps or weakness;
- Nausea, constipation, diarrhea, changes in taste, or decreased appetite;
- Sensitivity to sunlight;
- Tickling, dry cough;
If you experience any of the symptoms listed here, or any other unusual or bothersome effects during your treatment with Enalapril, you must alert your doctor immediately.
Inform you doctor if you are taking any other drugs during your treatment with Enalapril.
Enalapril Other Brand Names
In some countries Enalapril may also be known as:
- Presi Regul;