Enalapril is an ACE inhibitor, a drug that inhibits angiotensin-converting enzyme. This inhibition relaxes blood vessels, lowering blood pressure. Enalapril is often given along with a diuretic (water pill) to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Treating hypertension helps to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and kidney disease. It is prescribed for patients whose hearts are failing due to pressure on the heart’s left ventricle, the part of the heart that pumps oxygenated blood to the rest of the body. It is also given to diabetic patients to prevent diabetic kidney disease.
Dosage of Enalapril
Enalapril is available in tablets. Usual dose is 10 to 40mg per day in one dose or divided doses.
Common side effects
Cost of Enalapril
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How to Obtain a Prescription for Enalapril
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