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What is enalapril?

Enalapril is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure. Enalapril is in the class of medications called ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors. It works by decreasing certain chemicals that tighten the blood vessels, so blood flows more smoothly and the heart can pump blood more efficiently. Enalapril is also used in the treatment of congestive heart failure, after heart attacks to improve survival and to decrease progression of kidney damage in people with diabetes.

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Why are ACE inhibitor medications beneficial if I have diabetes?
American Diabetes AssociationAmerican Diabetes Association
An angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor is an oral medicine that lowers blood pressure. For...
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What are ACE inhibitor drugs for coronary artery disease management?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
ACE inhibitors relax blood vessels by reducing the level of angiotensin II, a hormone that makes blo...
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What are side effects of ACE inhibitors?
Dr. Natalia S. Rost, MDDr. Natalia S. Rost, MD
Side effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors include: Persistent dry cough; altere...
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What are ACE inhibitor drugs for heart failure management?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are recommended for all people with systolic heart fa...
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