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Enapril 5 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Enalapril
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

An angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, Enapril 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 Enapril 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.

Enapril 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 Enapril 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.

Enapril 5 MG Tablet is used to treat an increase in the blood pressure caused by genetic and/or environmental factors.
Congestive Heart Failure
Enapril 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
Enapril 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.
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.
In addition to its intended effect, Enapril 5 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Blurred vision Major Common
Confusion Major Common
Dizziness when getting up suddenly from a sitting position Major Common
Cough Major Common
Chest pain Major Less Common
Fever or chills Major Less Common
Vomiting Major Less Common
Skin rash Minor Less Common
Lack of strength Minor Less Common
Increase in the potassium levels Minor Less Common
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 Enapril 5 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd
Alembic Ltd
Merck Consumer Health Care Ltd
Zydus Cadila
Helios Pharmaceuticals
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.
India
United States
Japan
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 Major
Enapril 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 Moderate
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 Major
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.
Moderate
The desired effect of Enapril 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 Major
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 Moderate
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 Moderate
The desired effect of Enapril 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.
Enapril 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
What are you using Enapril 5 MG Tablet for?
Hypertension
Other
Congestive Heart Failure
Left Ventricular Dysfunction
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
Poor
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 days
Within 2 hours
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Twice a day
How did you take this medicine?
Empty stomach
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Cough
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Popular Questions & Answers

My bp last week was 140/93. For last one week I am taking enapril 2.5 mg (enam 2.5 mg)but still my bp is 135/88 average. So should I increase dosage to maintain bp at 120/80.

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
My bp last week was 140/93. For last one week I am taking enapril 2.5 mg (enam 2.5 mg)but still my bp is 135/88 avera...
Continue taking the same dose and maintain life style modification. Exercise daily for 45 minutes a day brisk walk daily at a speed not less then 5.1 km /hr daily for 15 minutes eat low salt food add fibres to you diet reduce your weight don't take ghee or butter use saffola or olive oil instead. Take low fat food avoid dairy produ1. No alcohol 2. Reduce body wt 3. No smoking/ tobacco 4. Diet - no ghee/ butter, have mix of vegetable oils - mustard, til, ground nut, olive oil, have more green vegetables and fruits, have whole grain atta, no fried. Fast. Spicy / processed/ junk food. Less sugar, potato, rice 5. 30 mts brisk walk daily 6. Deep breathing exercise for 10 mts daily 7. Meditation daily for 10 mts. 6-8 hrs of sleep at night 8. Expose your body to sun for 15-20 mts daily after some oil massage to get vit d. 9. Take more watercts.
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I have duodenal gastric for long time I am using No tab telmisartan 40 mg enapril 5 mg atorvastatin 10 mg my age 51 pls send any prescription to me thank you sir.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
I have duodenal gastric for long time I am using No tab telmisartan 40 mg enapril 5 mg atorvastatin 10 mg my age 51 p...
soothshekhar ras 125 mg twice a day panchsakar avleh 2-3 gm twice a day vatari avleh 10 gm twice a day

Respected Doctor sahib 1 Tab .enapril Mal .10 mg or ecosprin-av 75 2 Tab atorvastatin 20 mg or udiliv 300 mg bd Above two medicines has same strength I am 60 years old. Can I take flex seed oil 1000 mg (with 400 mg omega -3,110 mg omega -6 ,110 mg omega -9) as supplement daily.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Respected Doctor sahib
1 Tab .enapril Mal .10 mg or ecosprin-av 75
2 Tab atorvastatin 20 mg or udiliv 300 mg bd
Above...
Both medicines listed here are entirely different. You can take flaxseed oil 1000 mg (with 400 mg omega -3,110 mg omega -6 ,110 mg omega -9) as supplement daily.

I am using enalapril and since I started a few months ago I have noticed a difficulty in having an erection. Is it the effect of the medicine and if yes what can I do? Thanks.

M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
I am using enalapril and since I started a few months ago I have noticed a difficulty in having an erection. Is it th...
Yes two main medicines decreases interest in sex 1.enalapril 2.hydrochlorthiazide stop this drug and control bp by arb inhibitors like telmisartan. Life style modifications.

Popular Health Tips

Homeopathy For Forgetfulness / Memory Loss

BHMS
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
Homeopathy For Forgetfulness / Memory Loss

Memory slips are aggravating, frustrating, and sometimes worrisome. When they happen more than they should, they can trigger fears of looming dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. there are many mundane—and treatable—causes of forgetfulness. Here are seven common ones and how can homeopathic treatment can help you.To know more about homeopathy and homeopathic treatment read more.....

Lack of sleep.

Not getting enough sleep is perhaps the greatest unappreciated cause of memory slips. Too little restful sleep can also lead to mood changes and anxiety, which in turn contribute to problems with memory.

Medications.

Tranquilizers, antidepressants, some blood pressure drugs, and other medications can affect memory, usually by causing sedation or confusion. That can make it difficult to pay close attention to new things. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you suspect that a new medication is taking the edge off your memory. As shown in the table below, alternatives are usually available.

*Medications* that may affect memory and possible substitutes
If you take these drug, ask about switching to one of these drugs:
1.paroxetine (Paxil) another antidepressant such as fluoxetine (Prozac) or sertraline (Zoloft), or a different type of antidepressant such as duloxetine (Cymbalta) or venlafaxine (Effexor)
2.cimetidine (Tagamet) a different type of heartburn drug, such as lansoprazole (Prevacid), omeprazole (Prilosec), or esomeprazole (Nexium)
3.oxybutynin (Ditropan) or tolterodine (Detrol, Detrusitol) other medications for an overactive bladder, such as trospium (Sanctura), solifenacin (Vesicare), or darifenacin (Enablex)
4.amitriptyline (Elavil), desipramine (Norpramin), or nortriptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor) another type of medication, depending on why your doctor has prescribed a tricyclic antidepressant (neuropathic pain, depression, etc.)

5.*captopril (Capoten)* a different type of ACE inhibitor, such as enalapril, lisinopril, or ramipril
cold or allergy medication containing brompheniramine, chlorpheniramine, or diphenhydramine loratadine (Claritin) or other non-sedating antihistamine
(Adapted from Improving Memory: Understanding age-related memory loss, a Harvard Medical School Special Health Report)

 

Underactive thyroid

A faltering thyroid can affect memory (as well as disturb sleep and cause depression, both of which contribute to memory slips). A simple blood test can tell if your thyroid is doing its job properly.

Alcohol.

Drinking too much alcohol can interfere with short-term memory, even after the effects of alcohol have worn off. Although “too much” varies from person to person, it’s best to stick with the recommendation of no more than two drinks per day for men and no more than one a day for women. One drink is generally defined as 1.5 ounces (1 shot glass) of 80-proof spirits, 5 ounces of wine, or 12 ounces of beer.

Stress and anxiety.

Anything that makes it harder to concentrate and lock in new information and skills can lead to memory problems. Stress and anxiety fill the bill. Both can interfere with attention and block the formation of new memories or the retrieval of old ones.

 

Depression.

Common signs of depression include a stifling sadness, lack of drive, and lessening of pleasure in things you ordinarily enjoy. Forgetfulness can also be a sign of depression—or a consequence of it.

If memory lapses are bugging you, it’s worth a conversation with your doctor to see if any reversible causes are at the root of the problem. Something like getting more sleep, switching a medication, or a stress reduction program could get your memory back on track.

TREATMENT PROTOCOLS FOR POOR MEMORY

Spleen Kidney and heart are the 3 organs which provides memory

●Following are the three patterns of poor memory :

1) spleen deficiency causes poor memory, inability to concentrate and study.

2) deficiency of kidney essence causes poor everyday memory.

3) heart deficiency causes poor memory of past events , forgetting names.

1) Spleen deficiency causes
poor memory inability to concentrate
and study:
Main symptoms :
1) poor memory
2) tiredness
3) poor appetite
4) *pale tongue*
5) *weak pulse*

Treatment principle :
1) tone the spleen
2) strengthen intellect. Spleen houses intellect , which controls memorisation, study and concentration.

2) Kidney essence deficiency
causes poor memory everyday.
Main symptoms :
1) poor everyday memory
2) can not remember names , faces, roads etc.
3) dizziness
4) tinnitus
5) weakness
6) if kidney yang is deficient , tongue will be
pale
7) if kidney yin is deficient the tongue will be
red

Treatment principles :
1) tone the kidney
2) nourish essence and marrow

3) Heart deficiency causes

  • Poor memory of past events 
  • Forgetting names 

Main symptoms :

1) poor memory of past events
2) forgetting names
3) absent mindedness
4) tiredness
5) slight breathlessness
6) if there is heart yang deficiency the tongue will be pale with heart cracking
7) if there is heart yin deficiency the tongue will be red with heart crack

Treatment principle :
1) *tone the heart*
2) strengthen the mind and memory

Homeopathic treatment

There are many remedies in homeopathy to treat this condition. It requires a detailed study of the patient to know his/her lifestyle and life circumstances to be able to diagnose at the correct cause/causes so as to administer the right remedy. Since homeopathic medicines do not have sideeffects this is a very great advantage.

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What are the substitutes for Enapril 5 MG Tablet ?
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