Vasotec (Enalapril) 10mg
This medicine is mainly used for hypertension therapy, but also sees use in treatment of congestive heart failure, diabetic nephropathy (kidney problems related to diabetes). It also helps patients who had a heart attack to recover. This drug is a so-called ACE inhibitor and works by improving the blood flow.
Vasotec (Enalapril) 2.5mg
Enalapril is an ACE inhibitor used for the treatment of such cardiovascular problems as high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart failure (a condition when the heart has difficulty with supplying all body organs and systems with blood). This medicine works by widening blood vessels and thus causes decrease in blood pressure and helps the heart pump blood all over the body. 2.5 mg a day is the usual starting dose of Enalapril for heart failure and it can be changed up to 20 mg a day.
Vasotec (Enalapril) 5mg
It is an antihypertensive medicine belonging to the group of ACE inhibitors. Enalapril 5 mg is prescribed for the treatment of hypertension and the condition known as heart failure. The starting dose of this medicine for heart failure is 2.5 mg per day, as to high blood pressure - the dose varies from 5 to 10 mg a day. According to the study provided by the American Heart Association, it can also reduce the incidence of diabetes in those who take it for chronic heart failure.
What is Enalapril?
The medication is prescribed to people who have hypotension and other conditions that are related to abnormally increased blood pressure. The drug belongs to a family of ACE inhibitors – substances which normalize the amount of special enzyme in the body which is responsible for blood pressure regulation. ACE inhibitors help the blood vessels relax, improving the blood flow and helping the heart to maintain its pumping function.
What are the indications for using Enalapril?
Enalapril, like other ACE inhibitors, is indicated for treatment of hypertension (abnormally high blood pressure), congestive heart failure (condition when heart is unable to pump blood normally through the vessels), and ventricular disorder (the heart ventricle’s inability to eject enough blood). The drug is also prescribed to patients who recently had a heart attack to mitigate the symptoms and help recovery.
What is the dosage of Enalapril?
Enalapril is available in oral tablet form, with doses ranging from 2.5 mg to 20 mg. When prescribed for hypotension therapy, the initial daily dose of the drug is 2.5 mg for patients who use diuretics and 5 mg for patients who do not take any. The dose is adjusted according to the patient's response; the daily dose of the drug up to 40 mg is used for hypertension treatment. Similar dosage is used for patients who take the drug for heart failure treatment; the initial dose is 2.5 mg, the maximal dose is 20 mg Enalapril taken twice a day. Patients with ventricular disorder should take the medicine starting with 2.5 mg twice a day up to a maintenance dose of total 20 mg/day.
What are the contraindications for using Enalapril?
A special condition called angioedema, which can be hereditary or occur spontaneously, can be triggered by Enalapril or other ACE inhibitors. Enalarpil should not be used by patients with history of angioedema, as well as by patients with hypersensitivity to the drug’s components.
What are the adverse effects of Enalapril?
Patients taking Enalapril may experience side effects including headache, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, and cough. Most of the drug's side effects do not require medical attention, but be sure to check with your doctor if some of the adverse effects bother you or get worse.
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