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Enalapril is a daily treatment for high blood pressure (hypertension). It is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It reduces the heart’s workload by widening blood vessels. Along with hypertension, Enalapril may be prescribed to treat heart failure, or to protect blood vessels from a recent heart attack. The tablets contain 5mg, 10mg or 20mg of Enalapril and are taken either once or twice per day as directed by your GP.
Hypertension is a common problem, affecting 1 in every 4 adults in The UK. Many of those affected may not even be aware that they have the condition. This is because high blood pressure can go unnoticed, due to its lack of visible symptoms. It is recommended that adults over the age of 40, have their blood pressure checked at least once every 5 years. Ignoring hypertension will significantly increase the risk of developing heart disease, which can lead to a heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure. Congestive heart failure is also a risk, which can lead to several problems, including; excess fluid in the bloodstream. Enalapril is not able to cure hypertension or heart failure, however, it will help keep them under control.
Your blood pressure can be controlled more effectively by making some simple lifestyle changes alongside taking medication, such as Enalapril. Hypertension treatment should be used to help supplement a healthy diet and exercise. The most effective changes you can make to help reduce the strain on the heart include:
Enalapril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. This means it blocks the action of ACE enzymes in the body. ACE enzymes regulate fluid in the bloodstream. They also cause the blood vessels to contract. Both of these actions lead to an increase in blood pressure. Enalapril inhibits the action of these enzymes, which has the effect of decreasing the total volume of fluid in the bloodstream, as well as widening the blood vessels. This has the effect of lowering blood pressure.
It is important that you continue taking Enalapril until your doctor advises that you stop, even if you feel healthy.
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You will be advised to take Enalapril tablets once or twice per day – always follow your prescription exactly. If necessary, your dose may be increased.
Swallow the tablet whole with a sip of water. Ensure that you drink sufficient water throughout the day when taking this medicine, as it may make you dehydrated. Enalapril can be taken either with or without food. Try to take the tablets at a similar time each day. It can take up to a few weeks for Enalapril to reach its full effect. Do not stop taking Enalapril until you are advised to do so.
If, for any reason, you forget to take a tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is nearly time for your next tablet, skip the dose that you missed. Never double your dose to compensate for a dose that you have missed.
Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Enalapril, however, if you do they can include:
Dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, stomach pain, diarrhoea, headache, low blood pressure, drowsiness, change in heart rhythm, chest pain, shortness of breath, depression
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
Enalapril is unsuitable for you if:
Inform your GP if you:
Tell your GP or pharmacist if you have taken or plan to take any of the following medicines whilst taking Enalapril:
Please read all packaging and the Patient Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
The active ingredient contained in Enalapril tablets is enalapril maleate.
Enalapril tablets also contain the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:
Lactose monohydrate, maize starch, glycerol palmitostearate.
Yes – as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy, it is perfectly safe to buy Enalapril tablets online.
The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine prescription treatments through our Online Pharmacy and Online Doctor.
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You will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire so that our GPs and Pharmacists can ensure it is safe for us to supply your Enalapril tablets to you. It only takes a few minutes, and your treatment can be delivered to your door as soon as the next working day.
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