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Who should not use enalaprilat?

You should not use the blood pressure drug enalaprilat if you are allergic to enalapril (its active ingredient) or to any other ingredient of the medication. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug, foods, dyes or preservatives. Be sure to mention if you're allergic to:
  • benazepril
  • captopril
  • fosinopril
  • lisinopril
  • moexipril
  • perindopril
  • quinapril
  • ramipril
  • trandolapril
You also should not use enalaprilat if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Enalaprilat may cause serious harm or even be fatal to a developing fetus, especially during the last six months of pregnancy.

Women who are breastfeeding should not use enalaprilat, because it may cause serious side effects in a nursing baby. You and your doctor should determine if you should wean your baby in order to go on enalaprilat or choose a different treatment option.

You should not take enalaprilat if you have a history of angioedema, a condition that causes painful swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles or lower legs. If the swelling affects the throat, it can cause difficulty swallowing or breathing and can be fatal. Enalaprilat raises the risk of angioedema for people who have a history of the disorder.