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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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. 
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.
Clinical Trials Related to Vaseretic (Enalapril / Hydrochlorothiazide)
Efficacy of Irbesartan/Hydrochlorothiazide Versus Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide in Mild to Moderate Hypertension [Recruiting]
The primary objective is to compare the efficacy of irbesartan/hydrochlorothiazide 300/25mg
against valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide 160/25mg in reducing mean systolic blood pressure (SBP)
as measured by home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) after 24 weeks compared with baseline.
The secondary objectives are:
- To compare the percentage of patients with normal blood pressure as measured by HBPM and
at the doctor's office at weeks 16 and 24
- To compare the differences in mean Diastolic Blood Pressure (DBP), mean morning and
evening SBP and DBP evaluated by HBPM at weeks 16 and 24
- To compare the difference in mean SBP evaluated by HBPM at week 16
- To compare the differences in mean SBP and DBP evaluated at the doctor's office at weeks
16 and 24
- To determine the incidence and severity of adverse events
Irbesartan/Hydrochlorothiazide and Irbesartan in the Treatment of Mild to Moderate Hypertension [Completed]
Study Objectives :
- To demonstrate the reduction in office Blood Pressure following a 8-week regimen of
irbesartan / hydrochlorothiazide using irbesartan as a reference.
- To demonstrate the reduction in office Blood Pressure after 4-week regimen of irbesartan
/ hydrochlorothiazide using irbesartan as a reference.
- To compare the response rate (defined as office Systolic Blood Pressure/Diastolic Blood
Pressure reduce more than 10mmHg from Week 0) of patients after 4-week and 8-week
regimen of irbesartan / hydrochlorothiazide versus irbesartan.
- To compare the proportion of patients requiring titration after 4-week regimen of
irbesartan/hydrochlorothiazide versus irbesartan
- To ascertain the safety and tolerability of irbesartan / hydrochlorothiazide versus
irbesartan when administered once daily
A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Forced-Titration, Phase IV Study Comparing Telmisartan 80 mg + Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg [Micardis HCT] Versus Valsartan 160 mg + Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg [Diovan HCT] Taken Orally for Eight Weeks in Patients With Stage 1 and Stage 2 Hypertension. [Completed]
A Comparison of Telmisartan + Hydrochlorothiazide With Amlodipine + Hydrochlorothiazide in the Control of Blood Pressure in Older Patients With Predominantly Systolic Hypertension. (ATHOS Study) [Completed]
The primary objective of this clinical trial was to show that the combination of telmisartan
80 mg + hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) 12. 5 mg was not inferior to and was possibly superior to
amlodipine 10 mg + HCTZ 12. 5 mg in reducing the systolic blood pressure (SBP) in the last six
hours of the 24-hour dose period [as measured by 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
( ABPM)] in elderly patients with predominantly systolic hypertension. The primary endpoint
was the change from baseline in SBP in the last six hours of the 24-hour dose period (as
measured by 24-hour ABPM) at the end-of-study visit.
Efficacy and Safety of Valsartan, Hydrochlorothiazide and Amlodipine Combination Therapy in Hypertension [Completed]
This study is designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the combination valsartan with
hydrochlorothiazide and amlodipine in hypertensive patients previously treated with valsartan
with hydrochlorothiazide and remaining uncontrolled. A naturalistic approach will be taken
comparing two different possible ways to achieve the higher dosage of the triple combination,
i. e. 160 mg of valsartan and 25 mg of hydrochlorothiazide with amlodipine 10 mg.
Reports of Suspected Vaseretic (Enalapril / Hydrochlorothiazide) Side Effects
Renal Failure Acute (4),
Lactic Acidosis (1),
Pyrexia (1), more >>