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ENAPRIL 10MG TABLET

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Enapril 10

WHAT IS ENALAPRIL?

Enalapril is an ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitor drug. It is prescribed primarily for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure), congestive heart failure, and to improve the chances of survival after a heart attack.

Enalapril is also prescribed for the treatment of a disorder of the ventricles (the lower chambers of the heart that allow blood to flow out of the heart). This disorder can decrease the heart?s ability to pump blood out into the body. This medicine may also be given for conditions not mentioned here.

Enalapril is sold under the trade names Vasotec and Enapril (Intas Pharma) among several other brands across the world.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ENALAPRIL:

Do not take Enalapril (Vasotec, Enapril) if you are allergic to it, if you have ever had angioedema, or if you had an allergy to any other ACE inhibitor such as ramipril, captopril, fosinopril, benazepril, moexipril, and others. To make sure that this medicine is safe for you, inform your doctor in advance if you have any of these conditions: congestive heart failure, kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis), liver disease, diabetes, or a history of blood clot or stroke. If you have diabetes or kidney disease, you may not be able to take this medicine if you are also taking a blood pressure medicine that has aliskiren.

Excessive sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting may cause loss of too much body water and increase the risk of dehydration and electrolyte imbalance while taking Enalapril. Notify your doctor if you have persistent diarrhea or vomiting while taking this medicine. Ensure that you consume plenty of fluids. Enalapril can cause kidney problems. Notify your doctor right away if you have swelling, rapid weight gain, little or no urinating, or breathlessness.

Enalapril is a pregnancy category D drug. Do not take if you are a pregnant woman. If you become pregnant during the treatment with this medicine, stop taking it and contact your doctor immediately. Enalapril can cause injury or death of an unborn baby if pregnant women take it in second or third trimester. Use of effective birth control is recommended while taking this medicine. Enalapril can pass into breast milk and harm a nursing baby. Do not take this medicine without your doctor?s advice if you are breast feeding.

If you are being treated for high blood pressure, continue taking Enalapril even if you don?t have any symptoms. High blood pressure doesn?t have any outwardly signs. You may have to take this medicine for a period of many years.

BEFORE TAKING ENALAPRIL:

Before taking Enalapril (Vasotec, Enapril), take care of all precautions mentioned above. Discuss them with your doctor and clear all doubts which you may have about this drug.

HOW SHOULD I TAKE ENALAPRIL?

Take Enalapril strictly according to your doctor?s direction or according to the instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Also, do not take this medication after the prescribed period is over. All medications come with a patient leaflet. Refer the instructions in them for detailed information on that particular medication. Enalapril can be taken with or without food. Always store this medicine in a cool and dry place.

WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE?

If you miss a dose of Enalapril, take it as soon as you remember. Don?t take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Taking multiple doses near to each other can lead to excess medication in your body which can be harmful.

WHAT IF I OVERDOSE?

In case of an overdose of Enalapril, get emergency medical attention or call the Doctor Immediately. Overdose may lead to severe dizziness, light headedness, or fainting.

THINGS AND ACTIVITIES TO AVOID WHILE TAKING ENALAPRIL:

Avoid alcohol as consuming alcohol further lowers blood pressure. Also avoid activities which require a high level of mental awareness and reflexes (such as driving). Enalapril may increase your potassium levels. Hence, avoid potassium supplements or salt substitutes that contain potassium while taking this medicine.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ENAPRIL 10MG:

COMMON

• Dizziness
• Light headedness
• Fatigue, or headache

SERIOUS

• Elevated potassium levels (fast, irregular or rapid heartbeat, muscle weakness)
• Fainting
• Decreased or no urination

ENALAPRIL DOSING INFORMATION:

Enalapril dosage may depend on a range of factors like age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition among several other factors. Your dosage will be determined by your doctor after examining you properly. Remember to follow your doctor?s advice properly for best results.

INTERACTION WITH OTHER DRUGS:

Many other drugs can interact with Enalapril. Let your doctor know in advance if you use any other drugs or related products (OTC vitamin pills or other medicines, or herbal products), especially gold injections for arthritis, any other blood pressure medicine, lithium, NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, or others), a potassium supplement such as K-Dur, Klor-Con, salt substitutes that contain potassium, or a diuretic. These are not the only drugs that can interact with Enalapril. There may be others. Never start a new medication without proper medical advice.

PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Enapril 10 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines known as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It is widely used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure and may be prescribed after a heart attack. It also lowers the chances of having a heart attack or stroke.

Enapril 10 Tablet can be prescribed either alone or in combination with other medicines. It should be taken on an empty stomach. This medicine should be taken at the same time each day to get the most benefit. It is important to continue taking it regularly even if you feel well or even if your blood pressure is controlled. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This is a widely used medicine and is considered safe for long-term use.

Making some changes in your lifestyle will also help lower your blood pressure. These may include regular exercise, losing weight, smoking cessation, reducing alcohol intake, and reducing the amount of salt in your diet as advised by your doctor. The most common side effects of this medicine include decreased blood pressure, cough, increased potassium level in blood, fatigue, weakness, and dizziness. Most of these are temporary and resolve with time. Talk to your doctor if any of the side effects bother you or do not go away.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your doctor may check your kidney function, blood pressure, and potassium levels in your blood at regular intervals while you are taking this medicine.

USES OF ENAPRIL TABLET

  • Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Treatment of Prevention of heart attack and stroke
  • Treatment of Heart failure

BENEFITS OF ENAPRIL TABLET

In Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Enapril 10 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called ACE inhibitors. It reduces stress on the heart and relaxes the blood vessels. This widens the blood vessels and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood around your body, thereby lowering your blood pressure. Controlled blood pressure reduces the risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or kidney problems. The medicine must be taken regularly, as prescribed, to be effective. You do not usually feel immediate benefit from taking this medicine, however, it helps you maintain your blood pressure in the long term.

In Treatment of Prevention of heart attack and stroke

Enapril 10 Tablet lowers your blood pressure. As a result, it reduces the chance of damage to the small blood vessels in your heart and kidneys. This reduces the risk of getting a heart attack and kidney problems. It also helps in slowing down the rate at which they get worse if you already have problems. This medicine must be taken regularly to be effective.

In Treatment of Heart failure

Enapril 10 Tablet makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body so the heart has to do less work. This can improve your heart function and reduce the symptoms of heart failure. It will help improve your quality of life and enable you to go about your daily activities more efficiently. The medicine must be taken regularly and as long as the doctor has prescribed it to be effective.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ENAPRIL TABLET

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Enapril

  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Cough
  • Increased potassium level in blood
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness

HOW TO USE ENAPRIL TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Enapril 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

HOW ENAPRIL TABLET WORKS

Enapril 10 Tablet is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It works by reducing stress on the heart and relaxing blood vessel so that blood flows more smoothly and the heart can pump blood more efficiently.

SAFETY ADVICE

warnings

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Enapril 10 Tablet.
warnings

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Enapril 10 Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Enapril 10 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Use of Enapril 10 Tablet immediately after childbirth should be avoided.
warnings

Driving

UNSAFE
Enapril 10 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
warnings

Kidney

CAUTION
Enapril 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Enapril 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure, kidney function test, and potassium levels is recommended while you are taking this medicine.
warnings

Liver

CAUTION
Enapril 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Enapril 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you experience fatigue, develop yellowing of the skin and eyes or white stools while taking this medicine.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE ENAPRIL TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Enapril 10 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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