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When should I call my doctor if I am taking Vasotec?

If you are taking Vasotec (enalapril), a drug to treat high blood pressure, you should call your doctor if you:
  • find out that you are pregnant
  • develop swelling in your arms, legs, head or neck, which may be a sign of a dangerous condition called angioedema. (If you have swelling in your lips, tongue or throat or have trouble swallowing or breathing, call 911 right away.)
  • develop pain in your abdomen or nausea or vomiting, which might signal intestinal angioedema
  • experience dizziness that won't go away or fainting, which may indicate that your blood pressure has fallen too low
  • have a yellow tint to your skin or the whites of your eyes. This could be a signal of liver failure.
  • have a dry cough that won’t go away
  • have a sore throat or fever. These could be signs of neutropenia, a condition in which levels of certain infection-fighting immune cells tumble.
  • have symptoms of dehydration, such as extreme thirst, dry mouth, less urine, or dark urine
  • have taken more than the recommended dose

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