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How can I minimize the side effects of enalaprilat?

You can minimize the side effects of enalaprilat, a prescription drug to treat high blood pressure, by taking it as it was prescribed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more or less often than prescribed. Because it can interact with a number of drugs, raising your risk of side effects, tell your doctor about all your other medications (prescription and over-the-counter), as well as any vitamins, supplements and herbal products that you take. Do not take any new medicine or supplement without first talking to your doctor. Pay attention to how you feel, and let your doctor know of any symptoms that bother you or don't go away. Your doctor may adjust the dose of your medication to help relieve side effects.

Certain medical conditions can increase your risk for side effects, so you should give your doctor a complete medical history before taking enalaprilat.

This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Be sure to wear sunscreen and protective clothing while outside.

Since drinking alcohol can increase side effects such as drowsiness and dizziness, you should avoid it while you're on enalaprilat.

This drug can cause light-headedness or fainting when you get up from a lying or sitting position. To help avoid this, get up slowly, resting your feet on the floor for a few minutes first before standing.

Dehydration may increase your risk for side effects. Make sure to drink enough to stay hydrated, avoid situations that could make you sweat excessively and call your doctor right away if a sickness triggers prolonged diarrhea or vomiting.

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