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Enalapril medicine is licensed to treat several conditions, including high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. There are two different forms of enalapril medicine: a brand-name version called Vasotec and a generic version called Enalapril Maleate tablets. Enalapril causes blood vessels to relax by blocking the angiotensin-converting enzyme, which can lower blood pressure and reduce symptoms associated with heart failure.

Enalapril Medicine: An Overview

Enalapril is the generic name for the brand-name medication Vasotec®. There is also a generic version available sold under the name Enalapril Maleate tablets (see Enalapril).
Enalapril medicine is part of a class of drugs called angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, or ACE inhibitors.

What Is Enalapril Medicine Used For?

Enalapril is licensed to treat a number of conditions. These enalapril uses include:

Enalapril Medicine: How Does It Work?

Enalapril is part of a class of drugs called ACE inhibitors. ACE stands for angiotensin-converting enzyme. Enalapril helps to block the angiotensin-converting enzyme, which is normally part of a reaction in the body that causes the blood vessels to narrow (constrict). By blocking this enzyme, enalapril causes blood vessels to relax, which can lower blood pressure and reduce heart failure symptoms.
For more information on the different brands of enalapril available, click on:
Within each of these articles you will find information about the uses, side effects, drug interactions, dosing guidelines for these forms of enalapril, as well as information about precautions and warnings to be aware of regarding this medicine.
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