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Brand Names: Vasotec

Generic Name: enalapril (Pronunciation: e NAL a pril)

What is enalapril (Vasotec)?

Enalapril is in a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme.

Enalapril is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and congestive heart failure.

Enalapril is also used to treat 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 to the body.

Enalapril may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Enalapril 10 mg-APO

round, red, imprinted with APO 051

Enalapril 10 mg-EON

round, pink, imprinted with E 147

Enalapril 10 mg-GEN

round, pink, imprinted with GG 483

Enalapril 10 mg-MYL

round, blue, imprinted with M E17

Enalapril 10 mg-SAN

round, pink, imprinted with ELP 10

Enalapril 10 mg-SCH

round, pink, imprinted with SCHN, 2727

Enalapril 10 mg-TAR

round, pink, imprinted with T 10

Enalapril 10 mg-TEV

oval, pink, imprinted with 93 28

Enalapril 10 mg-WAT

round, pink/white specks, imprinted with WATSON 670

Enalapril 2.5 mg-APO

round, yellow, imprinted with APO 049

Enalapril 2.5 mg-EON

round, yellow, imprinted with E 114

Enalapril 2.5 mg-MYL

round, white, imprinted with M E15

Enalapril 2.5 mg-PAR

round, white, imprinted with EN 25, G

Enalapril 2.5 mg-SAN

round, yellow, imprinted with ELP 2 1/2

Enalapril 2.5 mg-SCH

round, white, imprinted with SCHN, 26 98

Enalapril 2.5 mg-TAR

round, yellow, imprinted with T 2

Enalapril 2.5 mg-TEV

oval, yellow, imprinted with 93 26

Enalapril 2.5 mg-WAT

round, white, imprinted with WATSON 668

Enalapril 20 mg-APO

rectangular, orange, imprinted with APO 052

Enalapril 20 mg-EON

round, pink, imprinted with E 214

Enalapril 20 mg-MYL

round, blue, imprinted with M E18

Enalapril 20 mg-PAR

oval, peach, imprinted with G, EN 20

Enalapril 20 mg-SAN

round, gray, imprinted with ELP 20

Enalapril 20 mg-SCH

round, pink, imprinted with SCHN, 2734

Enalapril 20 mg-TAR

round, peach, imprinted with T 20

Enalapril 20 mg-TEV

oval, peach, imprinted with 93 29

Enalapril 20 mg-WAT

round, peach/white specks, imprinted with WATSON 671

Enalapril 5 mg-APO

round, white, imprinted with APO 050

Enalapril 5 mg-EON

round, white, imprinted with E 127

Enalapril 5 mg-GEN

round, white, imprinted with GG 482

Enalapril 5 mg-MYL

round, white, imprinted with M E16

Enalapril 5 mg-SAN

round, pink, imprinted with ELP 5

Enalapril 5 mg-SCH

round, white, imprinted with SCHN, 27 01

Enalapril 5 mg-TAR

round, yellow, imprinted with T 5

Enalapril 5 mg-TEV

oval, white, imprinted with 93 27

Enalapril 5 mg-WAT

round, white, imprinted with WATSON 669

Vasotec 10 mg

shield, pink, imprinted with VASOTEC, MSD 713

Vasotec 10 mg-BTA

triangular, orange, imprinted with VASO 10

Vasotec 2.5 mg

shield, yellow, imprinted with VASOTEC, MSD 14

Vasotec 2.5 mg-BTA

oval, white, imprinted with VASO 2.5

Vasotec 20 mg

shield, beige, imprinted with VASOTEC, MSD 714

Vasotec 20 mg-BTA

triangular, yellow, imprinted with VASO 20

Vasotec 5 mg

shield, white, imprinted with VASOTEC, MSD 712

Vasotec 5 mg-BTA

triangular, white, imprinted with VASO 5

What are the possible side effects of enalapril (Vasotec)?

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

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

  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • urinating more or less than usual, or not at all;
  • swelling, rapid weight gain;
  • weakness, confusion, increased thirst, loss of appetite, vomiting, pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding;
  • fast or uneven heartbeats;
  • high potassium (slow heart rate, weak pulse, muscle weakness, tingly feeling);
  • chest pain; or
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

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 enalapril (Vasotec)?

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 allergic to enalapril, or similar medicines such as such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten Capozide), fosinopril (Monopril), lisinopril (Prinivil, Prinzide, Zestoretic, Zestril), moexipril (Univasc, Uniretic), perindopril (Aceon), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), trandolapril (Mavik, Tarka), and others.

Before you take enalapril, tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease, heart disease, diabetes, or a connective tissue disease such as Marfan syndrome, Sjogren's syndrome, lupus, scleroderma, or rheumatoid arthritis.

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use.

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 enalapril. Tell your doctor if you have a prolonged illness that causes diarrhea or vomiting.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using enalapril. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time. Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. Your kidney or liver function may also need to be tested. Visit your doctor regularly.

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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