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Vasotec is an ACE or Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor is a drug used to treat hypertension or high blood pressure can damage various vital organs in the body including the liver, kidney, brain, and the heart itself. The patient can take this medicine use alone or also be use coupled with any other drug for its synergistic effect. This can also be use in treating heart failure. Vasotec is best use to combine with diuretics. It is use also to patient has an illness asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction.
Vasotec (enalapril) is mainly composed of ENALAPRIL MALEATE. It comes in the form of tablet and has strengths such as 2.5 mg, 5mg, 10mg, up to 20 mg. It contains substances like lactose, starch, and sodium bicarbonate. It also has magnesium stearate.
This drug is use to cure hypertension or high blood pressure. The patient can use this medicine use alone or also be use coupled with any other drug for its synergistic effect. This can also be use in treating heart failure. Vasotec is best use to combine with diuretics. It is use also to patient has an illness asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction. Proper administration and right amount of dosage is important in treating any kind of diseases. Vasotec comes in the form of tablet usually off white to white. It is also supplied via suspension.
Dosage and administration
This drug has a usual dosage for patients with creatinine clearance greater than 30 mL per minute or serum creatinine with a limit of 3mg per dL and those who have a creatinine clearance less than or equal to 30 mL per minute or serum creatinine less than or equal to 3 mg/dL. The first dosage needs to take once daily is 2.5 mg. Dosage for patients may titrate up until there is a control on his/her blood pressure or for a maximum of 40 mg every day.
Neonates and paediatrics are not allowed to use this drug. It is also contraindicated to person with angioedema and person with hypersensitivity to angiotensin converting enzyme. Pregnant women are also discouraged to use this drug as there is a side effect of the use of this product during pregnancy. If you are a nursing mother, usage of this drug is highly discouraged too. Usage of this drug may increase the level of potassium in the body.
Before starting to Synthroid therapy, it is a must to tell your health care provider any history of allergy as it may greatly affect the efficacy of the treatment. The inactive component of this product may cause allergic problem, minor or even severe other health problems. It is also important to inform your medical health provider regarding your medical history such as previous diseases, hospitalizations, and or vaccinations. Lyvothyroxine is also excreted via breast milk.
The ill effect of this drug is usually mild as this drug is normally tolerated. While using this drug you may occasionally experience coughing, diarrhea, dizziness, abdominal pain, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, sore throat, tingling sensation of the upper and lower extremity, jaundice or yellowing of the skin, headache, and liver dysfunction.
Store your Vasotec tablet in a warm temperature. Keep the drug away from moisture, heat, and light. If you are using the suspension store it to 2 to 8 degree Celsius temperature. After 30 days period, see to it that you discard the Vasotec suspension drug.