Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication. Enalapril's side effects could occur. The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program is available online at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch or by phone at 1-800-332-1088 if you or your doctor notice a serious side effect. Cough dizziness rash weakness swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs hoarseness difficulty breathing or swallowing yellowing of the skin or eyes fever, sore throat, chills, and other infection-related symptoms lightheadedness fainting Enalapril may result in other side effects. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor right away. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms persist or are severe: cough, dizziness, rash, weakness, swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs; hoarseness; difficulty breathing; yellowing of the skin or eyes; fever; sore throat; chills; lightheadedness; fainting. Some side effects can be very serious.
There could be additive hypertensive effects. Eliminate herbs that cause hypertension, such as licorice, blue cohosh, cayenne, and bayberry. Products with potassium should be avoided. Products containing potassium raise the danger of hyperkalemia. Take with or without food. Diet has no impact on absorption.
Also, tell your doctor if you have diabetes and you are taking aliskiren (Tekturna, in Amturnide, in Tekamlo, in Tekturna HCT). Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients. tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking valsartan and sacubitril (Entresto) or if you have stopped taking it within the last 36 hours. Mention any of the following: potassium supplements, aspirin, other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as indomethacin (Indocin, Tivorbex), diuretics ('water pills,' lithium (Lithobid), and other NSAIDs. Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to enalapril, other ACE inhibitors like benazepril (Lotensin, in Lotrel), captopril (Capoten), fosinopril (Monopril), lisinopril (in Prinzide, in Zestoretic), moexipril (Univasc, in Uniretic), perindopril (Aceon), quinapril ( Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects. tell your doctor if you have or have ever had heart or kidney disease; lupus; scleroderma (a condition in which extra tissue grows on the skin and some organs); diabetes; or angioedema (a condition that causes difficulty swallowing or breathing and painful swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs). tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding. if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking enalapril. you should know that diarrhea, vomiting, not drinking enough fluids, and sweating a lot can cause a drop in blood pressure, which may cause lightheadedness and fainting. Tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking. Your doctor will likely advise you not to take enalapril if you have diabetes and are also taking aliskiren. If you are also taking valsartan and sacubitril, your doctor probably won't recommend that you take enalapril.