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    Enalapril + Hydrochlorothiazide

    Information about Enalapril + Hydrochlorothiazide

    Enalapril + hydrochlorothiazide uses

    Enalapril+Hydrochlorothiazide is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.

    How enalapril + hydrochlorothiazide works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Enalapril and hydrochlorothiazide which lower blood pressure effectively. Enalapril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It works by reducing stress on the heart and relaxing blood vessels so that blood flows more smoothly and the heart can pump blood more efficiently. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic that removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.

    Common side effects of enalapril + hydrochlorothiazide

    Nausea, Taste change, Stomach pain, Indigestion, Diarrhea, Cough, Dizziness, Headache, Weakness, Decreased blood pressure, Increased uric acid level in blood, Glucose intolerance, Electrolyte imbalance, Increased blood lipid level
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    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharma), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    28 Sep 2018 | 10:07 AM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Enalapril + Hydrochlorothiazide

    • You have been prescribed Enalapril + Hydrochlorothiazide for the treatment of high blood pressure.
    • It also lowers your risk of stroke and heart attack.
    • Take it in the morning with breakfast, to avoid getting up at night to urinate.
    • Enalapril + Hydrochlorothiazide may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
    • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
    • Inform you doctor about any cough, or throat irritation that doesn't go away.
    • Enalapril + Hydrochlorothiazide may cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids and Inform your doctor if you develop extreme thirst, muscle weakness or very dry mouth.
    • Your doctor may regularly monitor your blood pressure, kidney function and the levels of salts such as potassium in your blood while you are taking this medicine.
    • Do not take Enalapril + Hydrochlorothiazide if you’re pregnant or planning pregnancy. It can cause birth defects or be fatal to your unborn baby.

    Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)