What is Enalapril?

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See also: Corodil Comp

Enalapril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor used to treat hypertension, heart failure and dysfunction. It may also be used to delay the progression of renal disease and reduce risk of cardiac events in hypertensive diabetics.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
High blood pressure (hypertension) 83 28
Elevated blood pressure 55 23
Congestive heart failure 8 8
Focal glomerulosclerosis 3 1
General health 3 5

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 5
Mild 5
None 51

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Enalapril

Side effect Patients Percentage
Cough 2
Dizziness 2
Hyperkalemia 1
Lightheadedness 1
Muscle weakness 1
Stomach pain 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Enalapril

Dosage Patients Percentage
5 mg daily 3
10 mg daily 3
20 mg daily 3
10 mg every other week 1
2.5 mg daily 1
20 mg twice daily 1
40 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Enalapril

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 20
Other 9
Side effects too severe 5
Course of treatment ended 4
Did not seem to work 4
Change in health plan coverage 2
Expense 2
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently taking Enalapril

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Enalapril

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 7
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 54
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 54
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 35
Not specified 25

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Enalapril after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 1
Amlodipine-perindopril (Coveram) 1
Diltiazem (Cartia XT) 1
Sulfacetamide Sodium topical (Ovace Plus) 1

Patients stopped taking Enalapril and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Losartan (Cozaar) 3
Lisinopril (Zestril) 1
Ramipril (Altace) 1
Telmisartan (Micardis) 1
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6 patient evaluations for Enalapril

May 22, 2015 (Started Feb 19, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 31, 2011 (Started Aug 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for kidney protection)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for protein in urine (proteinuria))
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Great medication- may cause dizziness or lightheadedness
Side effects: dizziness

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2011 (Started May 26, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.25 mg Daily

Oct 18, 2010 (Started May 26, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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