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Enace 5 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd
Medicine composition: Enalapril
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

An angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, Enace 5 MG Tablet helps in the treatment of hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, both in adults as well as children above a month old. The drug also effectively treats adults with congestive heart failure. Moreover, it is prescribed to patients with ventricle disorder. This disorder can affect the hearts capacity of pumping blood to other parts of the body.

A few facts about the drug should be established before use. For instance the drug is not meant for consumption by pregnant women. If you are taking the drug and become pregnant, discontinue it after informing your doctor. The drug is not meant for breastfeeding mothers as well, because it can harm the child. Thus new mothers on Enace 5 MG Tablet are discouraged from nursing their child. It should also be avoided if you have angioedema or are allergic to ACE inhibitors. If you are suffering from health conditions like diabetes or kidney problems do not take the drug in combination with aliskiren. It is best to inform the doctor about any history of stroke or blood clot as well as instances of electrolyte imbalance.

Enace 5 MG Tablet should be taken as per directions on the prescription and the doctor’s orders. It can either be taken with food or before. The drug is available in both liquid and tablet form and should be stored at normal temperature. Heat as well as moisture should not affect the drug.

You may experience a number of side effects of the drug, which may include tiredness, excessive coughing, light-headedness. Some severe side effects are slow or pounding heartbeat, fever with chills, jaundice, bruising etc. In case you experience any of the severe side effects or any other symptoms get medical help immediately. The dosage of Enace 5 MG Tablet for adults may vary from 5 mg – 40 mf daily.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Cardiologist before using this medicine.

  • Hypertension

    Enace 5 MG Tablet is used to treat an increase in the blood pressure caused by genetic and/or environmental factors.
  • Congestive Heart Failure (Chf)

    Enace 5 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of congestive heart failure which is a type of heart disease, charecterized by thickening of the walls of the left ventricle.
  • Left Ventricular Dysfunction

    Enace 5 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of left ventricular dysfunction, which is a type of heart disease that lowers the pumping capacity of the heart.
  • Allergy

    Avoid taking this medicine, if you have a known allergy to it or any medicine of the same class.
  • Aliskiren

    Use of these medicines is not recommended in the elderly population with diabetes and kidney disease with CrCl less than 60 ml/min.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 6 hours after an intravenous dose and 12-24 hours after an oral dose.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 15 minutes after an intravenous injection and 1 hour after an oral dose.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Enace 5 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
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Enace 5 MG Tablet works by inhibiting an enzyme called angiotensin-converting enzyme which results in decreased plasma angiotensin II and decreased aldosterone secretion. Thus prevents the blood vessel constriction, water reabsorption and helps in lowering the blood pressure

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Angioedema

    Enace 5 MG Tablet is not recommended in patients with a history of Angioedema or a family history of Angioedema. Any symptoms of swelling of face, lips, and eyes should be informed to the doctor. If necessary, an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    You should avoid the consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine as it may cause dizziness, headache, and changes in heart rate. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if you have these symptoms.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Losartan

    Use of these medicines is not recommended as it may increase the risk of kidney impairment and low blood pressure. You may experience weakness, confusion, and irregular heartbeat if these medicines are taken together. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function tests are to be performed. An alternate medicine should be considered under the doctor's supervision.

    Corticosteroids

    The desired effect of Enace 5 MG Tablet will not be obtained if these medicines are taken together. This interaction is more likely to happen if dexamethasone is taken for more than 1 week. Inform the doctor if you have a sudden weight gain, swelling of hands and feet. If coadministration is needed then suitable dose adjustments are to be made under the doctor's supervision. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function tests are to be performed.

    Aliskiren

    Use of these medicines is not recommended especially in the elderly population with diabetes and kidney disease with CrCl less than 60 ml/min. You experience weakness, confusion, and irregular heartbeat if these medicines are taken together. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function tests are to be performed. An alternate medicine should be considered under the doctor's supervision.

    Insulin

    The effect of insulin will increase if these medicines are taken together. You may experience dizziness, headache, sweating if these medicines are taken together. Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is needed. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered under the doctor's supervision.

    Diclofenac

    The desired effect of Enace 5 MG Tablet will not be obtained if these medicines are taken together. The risk of kidney impairment will increase if these medicines are taken together especially in elderly population or having pre-existing kidney disease. Inform the doctor if you have an increased or decreased urination and unexplained weight gain or weight loss. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function tests are to be performed.
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