Advertisement

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.

Continue Learning about ACE Inhibitor

What are ACE inhibitor drugs for diabetes management?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Lowering blood pressure by taking an ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitor reduces the risk ...
More Answers
What can I take for a cough that is caused by my ACE inhibitor medication?
American Diabetes AssociationAmerican Diabetes Association
Many people with diabetes have problems with high blood pressure. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE...
More Answers
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...
More Answers
How effective are ACE inhibitors for managing diabetes?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
People with diabetes should have a blood pressure goal of 140/90 or less. ARBs (angiotensin receptor...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.