What Is This Medication And What Is It Going To Do To Help Your Condition Improve?
The generic name for Vasotec is Enalapril. It’s an ACE inhibitor. The letters ACE stand for angiotensin converting enzyme. Vasotec main use is to help treat high blood pressure in adults (hypertension) as well as kids who are 1 month or older. It can be used to help treat congestive heart failure with adults and to treat disorders of the ventricles (lower chambers of the heart that enable blood to flow out of the heart). This condition can make it hard for the heart to pump blood through the body the way it needs to.
Under what conditions would it not be safe for a person to use Vasotec, meaning conditions a person might be in at the time?
Women who are pregnant shouldn’t use Vasotec and people with serious kidney problems also shouldn’t use it. If you have diabetes you can use it, but you’ll need to let a doctor know because there are certain medications you wouldn’t be able to use it with. The best way to keep yourself safe is to make sure you disclose all important medical information to your doctor beforehand.
What is the best way to take Vasotec, meaning how should you take it in order to minimize the possibility of problems?
You’ll want to make sure you get complete instructions from a doctor and follow them. In some cases you might get personalized directions, because there’s a condition you have and therefore the drug can’t be taken according to the directions on the bottle. If you don’t require special directions, then following the directions on the package will work.
Are there any special tests you’ll need to have done while using this medication and if so why are these tests needed?
Seeing as how the main use of this drug is to lower blood pressure a doctor will want to check blood pressure fairly often not only to make sure it’s working, but to see if your kidney’s and liver are functioning the right way. While using this treatment there are times when your blood pressure might become very low. You’ll need to call a doctor quickly if you find yourself sick and vomiting or with diarrhea and sweating that’s more frequent and intense than usual.
Once your blood pressure is consistently low with using this medication does this mean you can simply stop taking it?
If this medication is being used to treat high blood pressure, then you’ll need to keep using it until a doctor decides to take you off of it. In many cases a person has such a serious problem that if they stopped their blood pressure would go back up. You can have high blood pressure with no symptoms present.
If you have to use Vasotec, then what are some of the potential side effects you might be at risk of as a result?
Dizziness, tired feeling
This isn’t a complete list of side effects. You can get a complete list from a doctor or any number of online sources.