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Dr. James Dukelow
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Enalapril Maleate (Overview)

Enalapril maleate is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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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

Dr. James Dukelow
19 doctors shared insights

Enalapril Maleate (Overview)

Enalapril maleate is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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My mom uses enalapril maleate for high blood pressure. What is the maleate for?

My mom uses enalapril maleate for high blood pressure. What is the maleate for?

Not therapeutic: It's just the salt form of Enalapril used to stabilize it. It has no therapeutic effect. ...Read more

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Will take atenolol vs enalapril maleate-- which one is better wrt side effects and prolong use?

Will take atenolol vs enalapril maleate-- which one is better wrt side effects and  prolong use?

Blood pressure meds: It us difficult to compare one class if medications to another as the more important aspect is therapeutic effect to lower blood pressure is more important plus the side effects occur in a minority of patients who take any meds approved by fda. Otherwise the drugs would not be approved for use. ...Read more

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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?

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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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

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Vasotec (Definition)

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