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Who should not take Vasotec?

You should not take the blood pressure drug Vasotec (enalapril) if you're pregnant or think you may be pregnant. Consult your doctor right away if you become pregnant while taking Vasotec. This medication can cause injury or even death to a developing fetus.

You should not take Vasotec if you're allergic to any of its ingredients or if you've ever had something called angioedema. That condition causes hive-like swelling beneath the skin, which can be life-threatening if it occurs in the throat. Vasotec can trigger angioedema, and the risk of that happening may be higher in people with a history of the condition.

Other health conditions may also raise the risk of side effects from Vasotec. Before you start this drug, give your doctor a complete medical history, and tell him or her about all your other medications (prescription or over-the-counter) and herbal or dietary supplements.

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