Brand Name(s): Vasotec, Epaned
Drug Class: ACE inhibitors
Treats: Hypertension, congestive heart failure, kidney problems, Recurrent Atrial Fibrillation
Enalapril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, ACE, which treats hypertension. It also treats congestive heart failure. Enalapril is available in brand form as Vasotec or Epaned and belongs to the drug class Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. It can be taken alone or with other diuretics or antihypertensive. Enalapril acts by relaxing the blood vessels that, as a result, lowers the blood pressure.
Enalapril Maleate is a special medication used for the treatment of high blood pressure in both adult and pediatric patients. It is also used in treating other conditions such as the congestive heart failure in adult patients.
Enalapril Maleate may also be used in treating the vertical disorders (left ventricular dysfunction) to allow for the proper pumping of the blood by the heart. Before taking this medicine, ensure that you are not allergic to any of its ingredients.
It is also paramount to know that Enalapril Maleate can cause kidney complications and thus you should inform your physician once you notice rapid weight gain, swelling among other symptoms. It should by use on a patient under dialysis, with liver disease or stroke history.