What is Vasotec?

Enalapril (marketed as Vasotec in the USA, Enaladex in some other countries, and Enacard for veterinary use) is an angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitor used in the treatment of hypertension, diabetic nephropathy, and some types of chronic heart failure. ACE converts the peptide hormone angiotensin I to angiotensin II. One of the actions of angiotensin II is the vasoconstriction of blood vessels, resulting in an increase in blood pressure. ACE inhibitors such as enalapril prevent this effect. Enalapril has been shown to lower the death rate in systolic heart failure. Enalapril was the first member of the group known as the dicarboxylate-containing ACE inhibitors.

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most important medications needed in a basic health system.

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I have hypertension, i take 5 mg of vasotec every morning. Lately i've been getting bad headaches/migraines at night relieved only by vomitting. I...

doctor1 MD

Welcome to HCM!

I understand your query. Well, Vasotec is a safe and reliable drug being used all over the world. It is Enalapril.


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yes, why is it that drug stores or mail order companies dealing in medication is now unable to obtain Vasotec and I am told that it is on back...

doctor1 MD

Hello and welcome...
Yes there is an alternate to vasotec can take tab.Epaned.. Its alternative with the same formula...
See you in good...

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I am a 61 yo female with hypertension (controlled with Vasotec), chronic pain syndrome due to an auto accident that resulted in an unstable spine...

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Thanks for asking.
Based on your query, my opinion is as follows.
1. Day long tiredness with adequate calorie intake could have caused sleep...

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