Enalapril maleate is a medication used to treat high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and left ventricular dysfunction. As an ACE inhibitor, it works by blocking the angiotensin-converting enzyme, causing blood vessels to relax, which can lower blood pressure. The tablets are generally taken once or twice daily. Side effects may include cough, low blood pressure, and dizziness.
Enalapril maleate is a generic version of Vasotec® that has been licensed to treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. It is part of a class of drugs called angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, or ACE inhibitors for short.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with enalapril maleate. However, not everyone who takes it will experience problems. If people do develop side effects, in most cases, they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the most common side effects seen with enalapril maleate include but are not limited to:
(Click Enalapril Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider.)
You can also read about specific side effects in the following eMedTV articles:
- Enalapril and Weight Gain
- Enalapril and Impotence
- Enalapril and Dry Eyes
- Enalapril and Hair Loss
- Enalapril and Depression.