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Enam 5 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Enam 5 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines known as angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It is widely used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure and may be prescribed after a heart attack. It also lowers the chances of having a heart attack or stroke.

Enam 5 Tablet can be prescribed either alone or in combination with other medicines. It should be taken on an empty stomach. This medicine should be taken at the same time each day to get the most benefit. It is important to continue taking it regularly even if you feel well or even if your blood pressure is controlled. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This is a widely used medicine and is considered safe for long-term use.

Making some changes in your lifestyle will also help lower your blood pressure. These may include regular exercise, losing weight, smoking cessation, reducing alcohol intake, and reducing the amount of salt in your diet as advised by your doctor. The most common side effects of this medicine include feeling dizzy or drowsy, headache, dry cough, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and low blood pressure. Most of these are temporary and resolve with time. Talk to your doctor if any of the side effects bother you or do not go away.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your doctor may check your kidney function, blood pressure and potassium levels in your blood at regular intervals while you are taking this medicine.

Side effects of Enam Tablet

Common
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Cough
  • Increased potassium level in blood
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness

How to use Enam Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Enam 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Enam Tablet works

Enam 5 Tablet is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It works by reducing stress on the heart and relaxing blood vessel so that blood flows more smoothly and the heart can pump blood more efficiently.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Enam 5 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Enam 5 Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Enam 5 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Use of Enam 5 Tablet immediately after childbirth should be avoided.
Driving
UNSAFE
Enam 5 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Enam 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Enam 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure, kidney function test, and potassium levels is recommended while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Enam 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Enam 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you experience fatigue, develop yellowing of the skin and eyes or white stools while taking this medicine.

What if you forget to take Enam Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Enam 5 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • It should be taken with or without food, preferably at the same time each day.
  • Enam 5 Tablet can make you feel dizzy for the first few days, so rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. You can also prefer taking it at bedtime to avoid dizziness throughout the day.
  • Let your doctor know about any cough, or throat irritation that does not go away.
  • It may increase the level of potassium in blood. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Enam with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. What is Enam used for?

Enam is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure and prevent or treat heart failure. It helps reduce the chances of heart attack and stroke in high blood pressure patients. Enam belongs to ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitor group of medicines. It relaxes and widens the blood vessels and therefore blood passes more easily through them and heart does not have to work more to push the blood.

Q. Does Enam cause excessive urination? Can it cause kidney damage?

No, Enam is not a diuretic and does not cause excess loss of water through urination. The use of Enam may not affect a normal functioning kidney. However, damage to the kidney may occur when Enam is given with a diuretic. In such case, either the diuretic should be discontinued or its dose should be reduced. If you have severe heart failure or your kidneys are already affected, then there is a risk of kidney failure but timely and appropriate treatment can reverse the damage.

Q. Can use of Enam affect my liver?

In rare cases Enam may cause yellowing of skin and eyes, loss of appetite, and increase in liver enzymes. It can also cause considerable damage to liver and even death. Therefore, if you experience any such symptoms, call your doctor immediately.

Q. Is it safe to use Enam along with hydrochlorthiazide?

You have to be careful when taking Enam with hydrochlorthiazide, as it can further decrease your blood pressure. You may also develop symptoms of renal failure, especially if there is substantial water or salt loss prior to starting Enam. If you face any such issues contact your doctor who will either advice to discontinue hydrochlorothiazide or give a lower dose. The doctor may also advise you Enam in very low doses when used in combination with hydrochlorthiazide.

Q. I am taking ibuprofen for arthritis, is it safe to take Enam along with it?

You should avoid taking ibuprofen and Enam together since there is a risk of kidney damage. Also, this combined usage may reduce the effectiveness of Enam. Consult your doctor for an alternative to ibuprofen.

Q. How long does it take for Enam to start working?

Enam starts reducing blood pressure within few hours. However, it may take few weeks to see full benefits. You may not notice any difference after taking Enam for high blood pressure, it can only be noticed when you get your blood pressure checked. So, keep taking the medicine to feel better. If you are taking Enam for heart failure, it may take few weeks to months before you start feeling better.

Q. How long do I need to take Enam?

You may have to take Enam for long time (even for life time), until and unless any serious side effect starts bothering and deters you from taking it. However, do not stop taking it without the advice of your doctor.

Q. What can happen if I suddenly stop taking Enam?

You should not stop taking Enam without consulting your doctor. Doing this can suddenly increase your blood pressure which may cause a risk of heart attack or stroke. If you experience any side effects, talk to your doctor who will prescribe you another medicine.

Q. Is it safe to take Enam for a long time?

Yes, Enam is generally well tolerated by most people and can be taken for long term. However, its long-term use can sometimes cause your kidneys to not work properly. Your doctor will get regular blood tests done to check whether your kidneys are functioning properly or not.

Q. Can I take Enam before surgery?

Inform your doctor that you are taking Enam, before surgery, especially when the use of general anesthetic (to put you to sleep) is recommended. This is done because Enam can reduce your blood pressure when it is used with an anesthetic. Hence, your doctor may advise you to stop taking Enam 24 hours before surgery.

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