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Brand Names: Vaseretic 10-25, Vaseretic 5-12.5

Generic Name: hydrochlorothiazide and enalapril (Pronunciation: HYE droe KLOR oh THYE a zide and en AL e pril)

What is hydrochlorothiazide and enalapril (Vaseretic 10-25, Vaseretic 5-12.5)?

Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention.

Enalapril is in a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme. Enalapril lowers blood pressure and also relieves symptoms of fluid retention.

The combination of hydrochlorothiazide and enalapril is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).

Hydrochlorothiazide and enalapril may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Enalapril-HCT 10 mg-25 mg-MYL

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Enalapril-HCTZ 10 mg-25 mg-MYL

round, white, imprinted with M, 712

Enalapril-HCTZ 10 mg-25 mg-TEV

oblong, brown, imprinted with 93, 1052

Enalapril-HCTZ 10-25 mg-APO

round, brown, imprinted with APO, 10 25

Enalapril-HCTZ 5 mg-12.5 mg-TEV

oblong, white, imprinted with 93, 1044

Enalapril-HCTZ 5-12.5 mg-APO

round, brown, imprinted with APO, 5 12.5

Enalapril-HCTZ-5mg-12.5mg-TAR

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Vaseretic 10-25

hexagonal, pink, imprinted with VASERETIC, MSD 720

What are the possible side effects of hydrochlorothiazide and enalapril (Vaseretic 10-25, Vaseretic 5-12.5)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; severe stomach pain; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • eye pain, vision problems;
  • high potassium (slow heart rate, weak pulse, muscle weakness, tingly feeling);
  • low potassium (confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling);
  • dry mouth, thirst, nausea, vomiting;
  • feeling weak, drowsy, restless, or light-headed;
  • a red, blistering, peeling skin rash;
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • swelling, weight gain, feeling short of breath; or
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms.

Less serious side effects may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about hydrochlorothiazide and enalapril (Vaseretic 10-25, Vaseretic 5-12.5)?

Do not use this medication if you are pregnant. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.

You should not use this medication if you are unable to urinate.

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to any other ACE inhibitor, such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), fosinopril (Monopril), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), moexipril (Univasc), perindopril (Aceon), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), or trandolapril (Mavik).

Before taking hydrochlorothiazide and enalapril, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease (or are on dialysis), liver disease, glaucoma, congestive heart failure, asthma, gout, lupus, diabetes, or an allergy to sulfa drugs or penicillin.

Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes while you are taking hydrochlorothiazide and enalapril, unless your doctor has told you to.

Conditions that may cause very low blood pressure include: vomiting, diarrhea, heavy sweating, heart disease, dialysis, a low-salt diet, or taking diuretics (water pills). Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink while taking hydrochlorothiazide and enalapril. Tell your doctor if you have a prolonged illness that causes diarrhea or vomiting.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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