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Can Vasotec interact with other medications or foods?

The blood pressure drug Vasotec (enalapril) can interact with a number of medications. Some of the medications that can interact with Vasotec include:
  • diuretics, sometimes called water pills, especially ones that are known as potassium-sparing
  • nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • lithium
  • injectable gold
It can also cause problems if you take potassium supplements or use a salt substitute that contains potassium while on this drug. In combination with Vasotec, these can make your potassium level climb dangerously high. Your doctor may prescribe a low-salt or low-sodium diet while you're on Vasotec. Carefully follow these directions.

Before you start Vasotec, tell your doctor everything you are taking, including other medications (prescription or over-the-counter), vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements. Once you're taking Vasotec, don't start any new drugs or supplements without talking with your doctor first.

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