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Vaseretic (Enalapril Maleate / Hydrochlorothiazide) - Summary



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, VASERETIC should be discontinued as soon as possible. See WARNINGS, Pregnancy, Enalapril Maleate, Fetal/Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality.




VASERETIC (Enalapril Maleate-Hydrochlorothiazide) combines an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, enalapril maleate, and a diuretic, hydrochlorothiazide.

VASERETIC is indicated for the treatment of hypertension. These fixed dose combinations are not indicated for initial treatment (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION).

In using VASERETIC, 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 VASERETIC, 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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Media Articles Related to Vaseretic (Enalapril / Hydrochlorothiazide)

Targeted Therapies May Ease Severe Pulmonary Hypertension
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines [2015.09.29]
A new analysis has spotted a mortality reduction in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension caused by lung disease, but doubts remain.
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Patients with high blood pressure are benefiting from the expanded role played by pharmacists in Alberta, according to a new study from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

Hypertension drug reduces inflammation from traumatic brain injury
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A new study on the processes causing inflammation after a TBI identifies a protein produced in the liver that can be blocked using a drug for hypertension.

New imaging technique reveals early brain damage caused by hypertension
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2015.09.18]
Researchers have found that a new imaging technique known as diffusion tensor imaging can show when high blood pressure causes early damage to neural pathways in the brain.

Popular hypertension drugs linked to worse heart health in blacks compared to whites
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2015.09.16]
Drugs commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and prevent heart attacks and strokes, are associated with significantly worse cardiovascular outcomes in hypertensive African Americans compared...

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Published Studies Related to Vaseretic (Enalapril / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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.

Efficacy and safety of delapril plus manidipine compared with enalapril plus hydrochlorothiazide in mild to moderate essential hypertension: results of a randomized trial. [2004.09]
BACKGROUND: The use of combination therapy is required to achieve blood pressure targets in 40% to 75% of patients with hypertension. There have been few studies comparing the efficacy and tolerability of the new fixed combination of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor delapril 30 mg and the calcium channel antagonist manidipine 10 mg with those of a standard combination of another ACE inhibitor and a diuretic. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the antihypertensive efficacy and tolerability of delapril 30 mg given alone or with manidipine 10 mg with those of enalapril 20 mg given alone or with hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) 12.5 mg in patients with mild to moderate essential hypertension... CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study suggest that delapril alone or combined with manidipine is well tolerated and as effective as enalapril alone or combined with HCTZ in lowering blood pressure in patients with mild to moderate essential hypertension.

Comparison of the antihypertensive effects of the fixed dose combination enalapril 10 mg/nitrendipine 20 mg vs losartan 50 mg/hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg, assessed by 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, in essential hypertensive patients. [2004.03]
Fixed combinations of calcium channel blockers and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors represent an alternative to diuretic-based combination therapy. The aim of the present study was to compare the antihypertensive efficacy of the combination enalapril 10 mg/nitrendipine 20 mg (E/N) vs losartan 50 mg/hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg (L/H), assessed by 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring...

Evaluation of the bioequivalence of two tablet formulations of enalapril/hydrochlorothiazide after single oral administration to healthy volunteers. [2004]
The pharmacokinetic parameters of two oral formulations of 20/12.5 mg tablets of enalapril/hydrochlorothiazide (CAS 75847-73-3 and CAS 58-93-5, respectively; Penopril as test and another commercially available preparation as reference) were compared in an open-label randomized single oral dose two-period cross-over design to 24 healthy volunteers under fasting conditions...

Effects of eplerenone, enalapril, and eplerenone/enalapril in patients with essential hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy: the 4E-left ventricular hypertrophy study. [2003.10.14]
CONCLUSIONS: Eplerenone was as effective as enalapril in LVH regression and blood pressure control. The combination of eplerenone and enalapril was more effective in reducing LV mass and systolic blood pressure than eplerenone alone.

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Reports of Suspected Vaseretic (Enalapril / Hydrochlorothiazide) Side Effects

Renal Failure Acute (4)Fall (2)Dehydration (2)Asthenia (2)Rhabdomyolysis (1)Hypoglycaemia (1)Disorientation (1)Headache (1)Lactic Acidosis (1)Pyrexia (1)more >>

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