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Enalapril and Hydrochlorothiazide (Enalapril Maleate / Hydrochlorothiazide) - Summary

 
 



USE IN PREGNANCY

When used in pregnancy during the second and third trimesters, ACE inhibitors can cause injury and even death to the developing fetus. When pregnancy is detected, enalapril maleate and hydrochlorothiazide tablets should be discontinued as soon as possible (see WARNINGS: Pregnancy, Enalapril Maleate, Fetal/Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality) .

 

SUMMARY

ENALAPRIL MALEATE AND HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE TABLETS USP      
5/12.5 mg and 10/25 mg

Enalapril Maleate and Hydrochlorothiazide combines an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, enalapril maleate, and a diuretic, hydrochlorothiazide. Enalapril maleate is the maleate salt of enalapril, the ethyl ester of a long-acting angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, enalaprilat.

Enalapril maleate and hydrochlorothiazide tablets are indicated for the treatment of hypertension.

These fixed dose combinations are not indicated for initial treatment (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION).

In using enalapril maleate and hydrochlorothiazide, consideration should be given to the fact that another angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, captopril, has caused agranulocytosis, particularly in patients with renal impairment or collagen vascular disease, and that available data are insufficient to show that enalapril does not have a similar risk. (See WARNINGS.)

In considering use of enalapril maleate and hydrochlorothiazide, it should be noted that black patients receiving ACE inhibitors have been reported to have a higher incidence of angioedema compared to non-blacks. (See WARNINGS, Angioedema.)


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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Media Articles Related to Enalapril and Hydrochlorothiazide (Enalapril / Hydrochlorothiazide)

Vitamin D 'ineffective as treatment for hypertension'
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2015.03.19]
Researchers report that vitamin D supplementation does not work as an antihypertensive agent and cannot be recommended to control high blood pressure.

Expanding blood pressure screenings beyond primary care can improve hypertension detection
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2015.03.16]
Expanding blood pressure screenings to non-primary care settings can help identify more patients with high blood pressure, commonly called hypertension, and could contribute to better hypertension...

Folic acid may reduce risk of first stroke in people with hypertension
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2015.03.16]
A study of more than 20,000 people with high blood pressure finds that combination treatment with folic acid and enalapril may reduce the risk of first stroke.

Physical labor, hypertension and multiple meds may reduce male fertility
Source: Fertility News From Medical News Today [2015.03.11]
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Published Studies Related to Enalapril and Hydrochlorothiazide (Enalapril / Hydrochlorothiazide)

Effects of antihypertensive treatment on ultrasound measures of myocardial fibrosis in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy: results of a randomized trial comparing the angiotensin receptor antagonist, candesartan and the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, enalapril. [2009.03]
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of the angiotensin II receptor antagonist candesartan with the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor enalapril on myocardial fibrosis evaluated by echoreflectivity analysis... CONCLUSION: In hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy, both candesartan and enalapril induce a moderate but statistically significant reduction in an echoreflectivity index of myocardial fibrosis.

Blood pressure-lowering efficacy of amiloride versus enalapril as add-on drugs in patients with uncontrolled blood pressure receiving hydrochlorothiazide. [2008.10]
A large proportion of patients with hypertension need a second drug to reach satisfactory control of blood pressure (BP), but there are few well-designed controlled trials comparing the efficacy of drugs added as a second option. In a double-blind randomized clinical trial, 82 patients with uncontrolled BP, receiving hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg daily, were selected to receive amiloride 2.5-5 mg/day (n = 39) or enalapril 10-20 mg/day (n = 43)...

Efficacy and safety of lercanidipine versus hydrochlorothiazide as add-on to enalapril in diabetic populations with uncontrolled hypertension. [2006.01]
OBJECTIVE: Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors plus dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers or low-dose thiazide diuretics are considered first-line therapies in hypertensive diabetic patients as glucose metabolism is not relevantly affected. Most diabetic patients require at least two different drug classes to achieve the recommended target blood pressure of 130/85 mmHg. This controlled clinical trial investigated the calcium channel blocker lercanidipine versus hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) as add-on in diabetic patients with uncontrolled hypertension on enalapril monotherapy... CONCLUSION: Lercanidipine add-on showed comparable efficacy to HCTZ add-on in diabetic patients with hypertension badly controlled on angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor monotherapy. The blood pressure response rates seemed to be somewhat higher following enalapril plus lercanidipine than enalapril plus HCTZ.

Rationale for the use of a fixed-dose combination in the management of hypertension: efficacy and tolerability of lercanidipine/enalapril. [2010]
Hypertension, a significant factor in the development of cerebrovascular disorders, heart disease and renal failure, is a common disorder worldwide. Despite the availability of a wide range of antihypertensive agents, almost two-thirds of hypertensive patients have poorly controlled blood pressure (BP)...

Pharmacodynamics of kardos administered as monotherapy and in combination with hypothiazide and enalapril in grade I-II arterial hypertension. [2009.08]
Therapy with kardos produced an antiihypertensve effect in patients with grade I-II arterial hypertension. This antiihypertensve effect was considerably potentiated, when kardos was administered in combination with enalapril..

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Clinical Trials Related to Enalapril and Hydrochlorothiazide (Enalapril / Hydrochlorothiazide)

Comparison of the Antihypertensive Efficacy of Valsartan and Enalapril After Missing One Dose [Completed]
This study was designed in order to evaluate the blood pressure lowering effect of valsartan compared to enalapril over 24 hours after skipping one daily dose. Both drugs act on the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) and are widely use for the treatment of hypertension. Previous studies had a significant limitation: the effect of a missing dose was not evaluated after the whole 24 hours post missing dose period (48 hours after last taken dose), and as a result, it does not imitate the real life situation of a missing dose.

Effect of Enalapril Plus Folic Acid on Blood Pressure and Glycometabolism [Completed]
Combinded therapy with folic acid and enalapril may significantly decrease plasma total homocysteine level and had beneficial effect on blood pressure reduction and glycometabolism.

Efficacy and Safety of Aliskiren and Aliskiren/Enalapril Combination on Morbi-mortality in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure [Recruiting]
The study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of both aliskiren monotherapy and aliskiren/enalapril combination therapy as compared to enalapril monotherapy, on morbidity

and mortality in patients with chronic heart failure (NYHA Class II - IV.

Efficacy and Safety of Lercanidipine and Enalapril in Patients With Essential Hypertension [Recruiting]
The poupose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of various dosage combinations of lercanidipine (10 and 20 mg)and enalapril (10 and 20 mg) in comparison with their respective components and with placebo.

Drug Interaction Study of Avanafil and Enalapril or Amlodipine [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to determine the change in the blood pressure and pulse rate, pharmacokinetics and the safety when avanafil is taken with either enalapril or amlodipine.

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