ANGIOTENSIN-CONVERTING ENZYME (ACE) INHIBITOR
Vasotec is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension, heart failure, and left ventricular dysfunction. Vasotec is also known by its drug name, Enalapril.
Vasotec is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. ACE inhibitors are believed to work by relaxing the blood vessels.
How do I take it?
Vasotec is generally taken once daily.
Vasotec comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Vasotec lists common side effects including headache, dizziness, drowsiness, insomnia, fatigue, dry cough, loss of taste, rash, itching, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Vasotec include angioedema, liver failure, blood disorders, anaphylaxis, and fetal toxicity.
For answers to frequently asked questions about exposure to ACE inhibitors during pregnancy and breastfeeding, visit the experts at MothertoBaby.org.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Vasotec – RxList
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