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Doctor insights on: Enalapril Maleate Allergy In Children

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Is enalapril maleate in the same family as lisinopril? Please advise!

Is enalapril maleate in the same family as lisinopril? Please advise!

ACE-Inhibitors: The answer to your question is "Yes". Both enalapril and lisinopril are members of the angiotnesion converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE-I) class. ...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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What are the safest drugs for hypertension? I am facing sexual problems with taking enalapril maleate 10 mg.

What are the safest drugs for hypertension? I am facing sexual problems with taking enalapril maleate 10 mg.

Ca++ channel blocker: Calcium channel blockers are your safest group of blood pressure medications, and while they may not typically cause sexual dysfunction in men, they can, especially when combined with a diuretic hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). You might consider asking your physician to switch you to a class known as the arbs or the angiotensin receptor blockers, which are less likely to cause sexual side effects. ...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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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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Atenolol vs enalapril maleate. Which is better?

Atenolol vs enalapril maleate. Which is better?

It depends: It really depends on the medical history of the patient. Both are anti hypertensives, but they work in different ways. For people with diabetes, Enalapril may be a better choice, while those with heart disease are often on either or both of those medications. Efficacy wise, each patient responds to the medicines a little different, so it really depends on the patient. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take edta capsules (400 mg) be taken with enalapril maleate capsules (20 mg)?

Is it okay to take edta capsules (400 mg) be taken with enalapril maleate capsules (20 mg)?

Not recommended: There is no medical evidence that taking edta is useful for any cardiovascular disease. It should be used only under medical supervision for problems of heavy metal overload or poisoning. ...Read more

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Can enalapril maleate lower your heart rate?

Can enalapril maleate lower your heart rate?

No: Enalapril is an ace inhibitor. It does not lower heart rate like beta blocker or calcium channel blocker (such as Diltiazem or verapamil). ...Read more

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How does new med enalapril maleate for kidney protection work?

How does new med enalapril maleate for kidney protection work?

Enalapril and kidney: Enalapril (e) is a member of the angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (a) class of drugs. It lowers not only blood pressure, it also lowers the amount of protein (p) in the urine. By lowering (p), it not only protects the kidney from going into failure, it also protects against heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more

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How does enalapril maleate work for high blood pressure?

See below: Ace inhibitor angiotensin convert enzyme inhib lowers vasoconstriction in the kidney. ...Read more

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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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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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Can you take adipex with vasotec (enalapril) BP meds?

Aciphex (rabeprazole)?: If you mean Aciphex (rabeprazole) which is for the stomach acids with vasotec for blood pressure, then yes. There is no interacation. ...Read more

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I m taking enalapril/vasotec 10mg twice daily with hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 25mg. My pressure almost always under 125/85.Can I reduce my dose to 5mg twice daily or/ 12.5?

I m taking enalapril/vasotec 10mg twice daily with hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 25mg. My pressure almost always under 125/85.Can I reduce my dose to 5mg twice daily or/ 12.5?

Probably not!: You may want to cut down on hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) to 12.5 mg to prevent electrolyte imbalance. You may want to take 20 mg vasotec once a day rather than 10 mg twice a day. Please check with your md! ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on a very bad coughing problem while taking the med vasotec (enalapril) for high blood pressure?

Can you give me more info on a very bad coughing problem while taking the med vasotec (enalapril) for high blood pressure?

Known side effect: Vasotec (enalapril) can cause cough - and does in about 10 % of people who use it. There's often a "tickling" sensation in the throat. The only way to prove if it's due to vasotec (enalapril) is to stop it, wait til the cough subsides, and then restart vasotec (enalapril). If the cough comes right back, you know for sure. If the cough is due to vasotec (enalapril), it will never stop till you stop vasotec (enalapril). ...Read more

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Just started on enalapril 5.0 mg (vasotec) it is an ACE inhibitor. I - is that a possible side effect if pregnant?

Just started on enalapril 5.0 mg (vasotec) it is an ACE inhibitor. I - is that a possible side effect if pregnant?

Yes: All ace inhibitors cause fetal abnormalities including cranial malformation and kidney problems in a large percentage of fetuses who are exposed although not 100%. It is absolutely critical you not take this medication while pregnant. A few doses early in pregnancy are less likely to be harmful. All these drugs carry a "black box warning", that is they are dangerous in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can albuterol and enapril (vasotec) be taken at the same time?

Can albuterol and enapril (vasotec) be taken at the same time?

ALBUTEROL/VASOTEC: Yes they can be taken together and there is no contraindication for this. ...Read more

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Dr changed bystolic (nebivolol) to vasotec, but I've had perfect renal labs. It's not working, roaring in ears; won't change back on phone, appt not til 3 wks.

Dr changed bystolic (nebivolol) to vasotec, but I've had perfect renal labs. It's not working, roaring in ears; won't change back on phone, appt not til 3 wks.

How come?: Why? There must be a reason. Maybe the doctor will share it with you. If there's no reason or he/she won't discuss it with you, you have good reason to change to someone else. ...Read more

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Doc changed my bystolic (nebivolol) to vasotec, now have roaring in ears. Appt w/ doc in 3 wks, what to do in meantime? Beta blockers have always worked better.

Vasotec (enalapril) problmes: You should call your physician (p) to discuss your problem. Your p had a reason to change your medication and if you have problems with vasotec (enalapril) (v) to let the p know. You are a diabetic and v is able to reduce both blood pressure and protein in the urine, perhaps that is why you were changed to v. ...Read more

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Any hypertensive meds that don't cause hair loss? Vasotec, lebatalol, diovan, bystolic (nebivolol) work but cause hair loss. Benicar doesn't reduce dystolic #.

Any hypertensive meds that don't cause hair loss? Vasotec, lebatalol, diovan, bystolic (nebivolol) work but cause hair loss. Benicar doesn't reduce dystolic #.

Unusual side effect: I have treated pts for forty years, and I can't remember that complained of hair loss after starting any of these agents. That does not mean it never happens (one lesson I've learned in medicine is never say never). Every drug has a huge list of adverse effects because each one a pt complains of in a study gets listed. Vasotec is an ace, Diovan (valsartan) & Benicar r arb's, same effects. Hair loss unlikely. ...Read more

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My son 11 months 22lb has hayfever found allergy relief for 1 year old it's chlorphenamine maleate 2mg/5ml dosage 2.5ml can he take this amount?

My son 11 months 22lb has hayfever found allergy relief for 1 year old it's chlorphenamine maleate 2mg/5ml dosage 2.5ml can he take this amount?

Infant care: Infant is too young for this medication general use. Talk to your pediatrition for alternative means of treatment - look into what may be causing the. " allergy" symptoms. Common household exposures., dust, animal dander, dust mites, mold and food groups can be the culprit to these " allergy" symptoms especiall if infants symptoms are chronic or recurring. Wish you well. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Enalapril Maleate (Definition)

Enalapril maleate is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Vasotec (Definition)

Vasotec is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood ...Read more