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    Information about Enalapril

    Enalapril uses

    Enalapril is used in the treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure), Prevention of heart attack and stroke and Heart failure.

    How enalapril works

    Enalapril 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.

    Common side effects of enalapril

    Decreased blood pressure, Cough, Increased potassium level in blood, Fatigue, Weakness, Dizziness, Renal impairment
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Lalit Mohan Gupta
    MD (Microbiology), MBBS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    10 Jun 2019 | 10:52 AM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Enalapril

    • Enalapril can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Take it preferably at bedtime and rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
    • Let your doctor know about any dizziness, 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.
    • Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Enalapril.

    Frequently asked questions for Enalapril


    Q. Is Enalapril a beta blocker/statin/alpha blocker?

    Enalapril belongs to a class of medication called as angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor

    Q. Is enalapril same as ramipril?

    Enalapril and ramipril belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response

    Q. Is Enalapril safe?

    Enalapril is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

    Q. What are Enalapril/Envas 5/ Envas 2.5?

    Enalapril belongs to a class of medication called as angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE)

    Q. Is Enalapril a generic drug?

    Enalapril is a generic drug whereas Envas 5 and Envas 2.5 is a brand name

    Q. Is Enalapril a prodrug?

    Yes, it forms an active metabolite called as Enalapril at

    Q. Can I take enalapril with ibubrufen/Tylenol/asprin/ Viagra/ magnesium/Cialis (tadalafil)/Cymbalta(duloxetin)?

    Asprin increases antihypertensive effect of enalpril. Patients should follow doctors advice for its use

    Q. Does Enalapril cause weight gain/loss/cough/hair loose/ sleepiness/ blood sugar/ lowers heart rate?

    Enalapril can cause weight loss/gain, cough, lower blood sugar. Patient should fallow doctor’s advice for possible side effects.

    Content on this page was last updated on 10 June, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)