Enalapril belongs to a group of medicines known as angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It is widely used to treat high blood pressure and he... View More
Uses of Enalapril
Side effects of Enalapril
How to use Enalapril
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. Enalapril may be taken wit... View More
How Enalapril works
Enalapril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It works by reducing stress on the heart and relaxing blood vessel so that blood flows mo... View More
What if you forget to take Enalapril?
If you miss a dose of Enalapril, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Hypertension, Heart failure
May be taken with or without food.
Hypertension Oral Initial: 2.5-5 mg PO qDay Maintenance: 10-40 mg/day PO qDay or divided q12hr Left Ventricular Dysfunction Initial: 2.5 mg PO q1... View More
Hypertension 1 month to 16 years (oral) Initial: 0.08 mg/kg/day PO or divided q12hr; not to exceed 5 mg/day May increase PRN q2Weeks according to bl... View More
Renal impairment CrCl <30 mL/min: (PO) Initiate 2.5 mg; titrate to response; not to exceed 40 mg Dialysis: 2.5 mg PO on day of dialysis; adjust dose o... View More
Hypersensitivity. History of angioedema due to previous treatment with ACE inhibitors; bilateral renal artery stenosis. Pregnancy.
Mode of Action
Enalapril, a prodrug of enalaprilat, competitively inhibits ACE from converting angiotensin I to angiotensin II (a potent vasoconstrictor) resulting in ... View More
Impaired renal function. Hyperkalaemia, hypovolaemia, collagen vascular disease, valvular stenosis, during or immediately before or after anaesthesia, u... View More
1-10% Dizziness (4-8%),Hypotension (0.9-6.7%),Headache (2-5%),Chest pain (2%),Cough (1-2%),Rash (1.5%) Frequency Not Defined Asthenia,Nausea,Vomiti... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy May cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman; use of drugs that act on renin-angiotensin system during second and third trimest... View More
May potentiate hypotensive action w/ diuretics, other antihypertensives, TCAs, nitrates or anaesth. Concomitant admin w/ lithium carbonate may cause lit... View More