Enalapril, Enalaprilat injection
What is this medicine?
ENALAPRILAT (e NAL a pril at) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure.
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash or hives, swelling of the hands, feet, face, lips, throat, or tongue
decreased amount of urine passed
difficulty breathing, or difficulty swallowing
dizziness, light headedness or fainting spells
fever or chills
numbness or tingling in your fingers or toes
redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
swelling of your legs or ankles
unusual bleeding or bruising or pinpoint red spots on the skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
decreased sexual function or desire
What may interact with this medicine?
Do not take this medication with any of the following medications:
This medicine may also interact with the following:
medicines for high blood pressure
NSAIDs, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen
potassium salts or potassium supplements
What if I miss a dose?
This does not apply.
Where should I keep my medicine?
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
bone marrow disease
heart or blood vessel disease
if you are on a special diet, such as a low salt diet
immune system disease like lupus
low blood pressure
previous swelling of the tongue, face, or lips with difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, or tightening of the throat
an unusual or allergic reaction to enalapril, other ACE inhibitors, insect venom, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information.
Check with your doctor or health care professional if you get an attack of severe diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, or if you sweat a lot. The loss of too much body fluid can make it dangerous for you to take this medicine.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this drug affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol can make you more drowsy and dizzy. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
Avoid salt substitutes unless you are told otherwise by your doctor or health care professional.
Do not treat yourself for coughs, colds, or pain while you are taking this medicine without asking your doctor or health care professional for advice. Some ingredients may increase your blood pressure.
September 30, 2017