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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Vasotec (Overview)

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


Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
81 doctors shared insights

Vasotec (Overview)

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


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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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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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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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Is vasotec (enalapril) a beta blocker?

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 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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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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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Enalapril Maleate (Definition)

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