Enalapril- Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of Drug Enalapril is Antihypertensive Drugs
Mechanism of Action 
Indications  Enalapril is used for
1. Heart failure
2. Prevention of symptomatic heart failure and prevention of
coronary ischaemic events in patients with left ventricular dysfunction
3. Hypertension
4. Renal hypertension
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms 1. TABLETS
Contraindications 1. Hypersensitivity to ACE inhibitors
2. Renovascular disease
3. Aortic stenosis
4. Pregnancy
Precautions 1. Use with diuretics
2. Hypotension with first
3. Especially in patients on diuretics
4. On a low-Sodium diet
5. Dehydrated
6. Or with heart failure
7. Peripheral vascular
disease or generalized atherosclerosis
8. Use with great care in severe or
symptomatic aortic stenosis
9. Monitor renal function before and during treatment
10. Renal impairment
11. Liver impairment
Adverse Effects 1. Dizziness
2. Headache
3. Nausea
4. Vomiting
5. Dry cough
6. Fatigue
7. Renal impairment
8. Abdominal pain
9. Stomatitis
10. Ileus
11. Anorexia
12. Pancreas
13. Liver damage
Pregnancy Category C

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