Enalapril

Enalapril Uses

Enalapril is used for Hypertension, Heart Failure

How Enalapril Works

Enalapril works by blocking a substance in the body that causes the blood vessels to tighten. As a result, enalapril relaxes the blood vessels. This lowers blood pressure and increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart.

Common side effects of Enalapril

Headache, Dizziness, Orthostatic Hypotension, Fatigue, Diarrhea, Cough, Syncope, Angina, Abdominal Pain, Vomiting, Nausea, Rash, Asthenia

Interaction

Drug :Alcohol, antihypertensive agents, diuretics may increase effects. NSAIDs may decrease antihypertensive effect, increase risk of possible acute renal failure.

Potassium-sparing diuretics, potassium supplements may cause hyperkalemia. May increase lithium concentration, toxicity.

Herbs :Ephedra, ginseng, yohimbe may worsen hypertension. Garlic may increase antihypertensive effect. Licorice may cause sodium/water retention, loss of potassium.

Lab Values :May increase serum BUN, alkaline phosphatase, bilirubin, creatinine, potassium, ALT, AST. May decrease serum sodium. May cause positive ANA titer.

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