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What is the rational for using enalapril in MI?

What is the rational  for using enalapril in MI?

Prevention: enalapril is in a class of medicines called ACE inhibitors. Given after an MI, they reduce the likelihood of further heart damage ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Is enalapril a beta blocker?

Is enalapril a beta blocker?

Enalapril : Is in the class of drugs called ace inhibitors(angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors). ...Read more

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What is triazide and enalapril used for?

What is triazide and enalapril used for?

HBP and CHF: Thiazide is a mild diuretics and a better hypertension medication Enalapril is in the class of ACE inhibitor, good for hypertension, to protect kidneys from diabetes and as part of the treatment of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) ...Read more

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I use enalapril drug for one week, my bloodpressure now is normal, is it okey for me to stop taking the drug?

I use enalapril drug for one week, my bloodpressure now is normal, is it okey for me to stop taking the drug?

No: If you were prescribed enalapril, you likely have the diagnosis of hypertension, and that is treatable (but not curable) by medication. Some patients do manage to get their bps under control by exercising, losing weight, quitting smoking and modifying diet (esp. Salt reduction). But you should remain on the medication until you and your doctor are sure these lifestyle changes are sufficient. ...Read more

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I was taking 25mg of athenolol for 6 years and BP was under control. I recently changed to 2.5mg of enalapril. Bp was high.Two dosages same effect?

I was taking 25mg of athenolol for 6 years and BP was under control. I recently changed to 2.5mg of enalapril. Bp was high.Two dosages same effect?

Rebound effect: You are probably experiencing the rebound phenomena associated with medications like atenolol called beta blockers. It is due to sudden discontinuation . Any particular reason for the change. I recommend you follow up with your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Is vasotec (enalapril) a beta blocker?

vasotec (enalapril): Vasotec (enalapril) is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor not a beta blocker. ...Read more

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Why do body aches while taking enalapril ?

Why do body aches while taking enalapril ?

Common side effect: Check out online.Epocrates.Com & drugs.Com for any medication's side effects. Talk to your prescribing doctor about your concerns. You might be able to tolerate another ace inhibitor instead of this one or you might need to switch blood pressure lowering class completely. But whenever you think you have a side effect, it's always imperative to inform prescribing doctor. At least ask pharmacist. ...Read more

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Is it necasry to withdraw enalapril in less dry cough?

Is it necasry to withdraw enalapril in less dry cough?

Enalapril=cough: Enalapril often causes a tickly throat and cough that just won't go away until you stop enalapril. There's no way to be sure if Enalapril is the cause - you must stop the drug and wait for the cough to go away. Then if you restart the drug and the cough immediately returns, you know for sure it was enalapril. ...Read more

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Are the drugs enalapril and enalapril maleate the same?

Are the drugs enalapril and enalapril maleate the same?

Yes: The are the same medication. Most doctors and pharmacies just leave off the maleate. ...Read more

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Enalapril maleate which group of medicine and what is it for?

ACE-I: It is an angiotensin receptor inhibitor and it's used for hypertension, congestive heart failure, and proteinuria in patients with diabetes. ...Read more

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Does take enalapril can reduce my posibility to get pregnant?

No but see your doc: Enalapril is a blood pressure medicine known as an ace inhibitor. While it usually does great to lower blood pressure it is not safe to take in pregnancy especially early pregnancy. It will not hurt your chances of becoming pregnant but it should be changed to a more safe medication in pregnancy before you start trying. Patients with high blood pressure need to see their doctors before trying. ...Read more

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What are the differences between enalapril 20 and losartan 50?

What are the differences between enalapril 20 and losartan 50?

Acei vs arb: Enalapril is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor and losarten is an angiotensin receptor blocker. Both work at the kidney level to control blood pressure and reduced proteinuria. Acei can have a side effect of cough while arbs do not. ...Read more