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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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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Does take enalapril can reduce my posibility to get pregnant?

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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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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Does my BP pills can affect the result of the pregnancy test? I am takin enalapril/hctz. 40 days cycle negative pregnant test

Does my BP pills can affect the result of the pregnancy test? I am takin enalapril/hctz. 40 days cycle negative pregnant test

BP meds: Actually if you are considering becoming pregnant, you should change the Enalapril as this is associated with birth defects. So would consult your doctor and do this first. ...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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Is enalapril safe or not my dad has diabetes and he takes aspirin and other drugs for his heart. Is there any risk of interactions ?

Is enalapril safe or not my dad has diabetes and he takes aspirin and other drugs for his heart. Is there any risk of interactions ?

Well...: As part of the guidelines for treatment of people with diabetes, an ACE inhibitor (such as Enalapril) is recommended. If his kidney function is not too compromised he must take it. Talk to the Dr. there are alternatives, and all the others do pretty much the same. It is safe and necessary drug ...Read more

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I am currently taking enalapril 10mg daily and my doctor just put me in bupropion 150mg daily to start, is this safe to take with high blood pressur?

I am currently taking enalapril 10mg daily and my doctor just put me in bupropion 150mg daily to start, is this safe to take with high blood pressur?

Keep tabs on BP: bupropion may elevate BP in some people, but this is usually not a problem. I assume you are on a sustained release preparation, and the development of elevated BP is far less common with extended-release forms of bupropion. I would check my BP perhaps 3 times weekly and if elevated well over your baseline, would contact your prescriber. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Vasotec (Definition)

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