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Enalapril And Felodipine (Overview)

Enalapril|felodipine is a combination blood pressure agent which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


Enalapril And Felodipine (Overview)

Enalapril|felodipine is a combination blood pressure agent which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Colonoscopy next week. I was prescribed sodium phosphate. Safe to use when I have Iga-nephropathy (normal kidney function) and I am taking enalapril?

Colonoscopy next week. I was prescribed sodium phosphate. Safe to use when I have Iga-nephropathy (normal kidney function) and I am taking enalapril?

Phosphate laxative: Phosphate laxatives are generally not safe with any kidney disease, although your status of normal function is reassuring. Phosphate can surge in excess and crystallize in kidneys that are inflamed. Seek a different laxative. And, be sure you remain well hydrated as you prep for the colonoscopy. Dehydration is a major threat to your kidneys, too. ...Read more

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Are Enalapril, losatan used only in pregnant women with hypertension?

Are Enalapril, losatan used only in pregnant women with hypertension?

BP in pregnancy: Drugs of the ACE-I class, Enalapril and the angiogtension receptor blocker class, losartan cannot be used in pregnant women. They must be taken off those drugs as soon as they find out that they are pregnant. Other drugs can safely be used to treat hypertension in pregnancy other than those. ...Read more

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Out of fosinopril, felodipine, oxenoprolol,telmisartan, amiloride,hydrochlorothiazide, which is most effective?

Out of fosinopril, felodipine, oxenoprolol,telmisartan, amiloride,hydrochlorothiazide, which is most effective?

Depends: Physicians will choose different medicines for BP depending on the clinical situation and other accompanying problems: Fosinopril is an ACE inhibitor Felodipine is a Calcium channel blocker Amiloride and HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) are mild diuretics Telmisartan is an ARB ....prolol is a beta blocker All of them are good depending on the circumstances ...Read more

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How does enalapril maleate for kidney protection work?

How does enalapril maleate for kidney protection work?

ACE: Ace inhibitors like Enalapril work by blocking the effects of angiotension ii. They decrease the pressure in the kidneys (block constriction of efferent arterioles). They block the release of aldosterone thereby decreasing sodium retention and blood pressure. They improve renal protein kinase c production. They decrease proteinuria, especially in patients with diabetic renal disease. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take enalapril while pregnant?

Is it safe to take enalapril while pregnant?

No: Generally, ACE inhibitors like Enalapril are not recommended in pregnancy due to some adverse animal studies and very limited human studies. Most blood pressure problems in pregnancy can be addressed with medicines that have a more known effect on baby. ...Read more

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Ped. Neph. Missed night dose of enalapril, one of three daily 0.8 mg doses. Should i wake up baby? Concerned about dangerous BP but also hate waking

Ped. Neph. Missed night dose of enalapril, one of three daily 0.8 mg doses.  Should i wake up baby? Concerned about dangerous BP but also hate waking

Depends on...: ...How severe the hypertension had been in the first place. If it rose to dangerous levels before starting enalapril, i would go ahead and wake for a night dose. ...Read more

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Taking amlodipine and enalapril each morning. 46 years old anderection thing is the worst side effect. What to do?

Taking amlodipine and enalapril each morning. 46 years old anderection thing is the worst side effect. What to do?

Talk to your Dr.: Ed is a common side effect of BP treatment. Go see your doctor until you find a combination of meds that treat your BP and don't give you ed. There are many BP meds, so don't give up. Note: multiple different meds at small doses will be better for ed than any 1 or 2 meds at high dose. Don"t give up. ...Read more

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Dad is taking enalapril but it has severe systemic side effects should he discontinue are there other alternatives ?

Dad is taking enalapril but it has severe systemic side effects should he discontinue are there other alternatives ?

Alternative are many: There are several alternatives to enalapril. Talk to your doctors. Please do specify what systemic side effects does he have to enalapril. ...Read more

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How long hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) and enalapril is active in the body?

How long hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) and enalapril is active in the body?

A bit > 1 day: This combination of medications is typically taken once a day, so it stays active for a least that long. Likely to be completely out of your body after a week. ...Read more

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