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What should I avoid while taking enalapril?

While you are taking enalapril, you should avoid drinking alcohol. The side effects of enalapril may be increased by alcohol. Potassium supplements and salt substitutes should be avoided. Women who are taking enalapril should not become pregnant; enalapril can cause serious birth defects. If you are taking enalapril, make sure you are using effective birth control. Avoid becoming dehydrated while taking enalapril.

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