Enalapril Drug Interactions
Enalapril may increase the risk of lithium toxicity and may increase the lithium levels in the blood. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor your blood lithium levels more frequently and may need to adjust your lithium dosage.
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
Enalapril can interact with NSAIDs in several ways. The combination could cause your blood pressure to increase or may cause swelling (edema), especially if you have congestive heart failure (CHF). If you are elderly, have kidney disease or kidney failure, or are taking a diuretic ("water pill") or are dehydrated, taking NSAIDs and enalapril together may cause kidney failure. Talk to your healthcare provider about this potential drug interaction before taking these medications together.
If you are taking a potassium product and enalapril, the levels of potassium in your blood may become too high. This can cause serious problems. Talk to your healthcare provider about possible interactions that may occur when using potassium and enalapril together in your situation.
If you are taking enalapril and a potassium-sparing diuretic, your blood pressure may decrease too much and/or the levels of potassium in your blood may become too high. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor your progress closely.
It is possible that not every drug interaction was discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the specific interactions that may apply to you.