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Mylan-Enalapril

(enalapril)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02300036 MYLAN-ENALAPRIL 2.5MG TABLET
02300044 MYLAN-ENALAPRIL 5MG TABLET
02300052 MYLAN-ENALAPRIL 10MG TABLET
02300060 MYLAN-ENALAPRIL 20MG TABLET

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How does Mylan-Enalapril work? What will it do for me?

Enalapril belongs to the class of medications called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It is used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.

This medication works by relaxing blood vessels and by making the heart pump more efficiently. The injectable form is used to lower high blood pressure when the oral form cannot be used.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are being given this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop using this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to use this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use Mylan-Enalapril?

The recommended dose ranges from 2.5 mg once daily to 20 mg twice daily, depending on the needs and circumstances of the person using the medication. The dose may need to be adjusted according to how well the kidneys are functioning.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, administer it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not administer a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

This medication is available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms listed here. The forms available for the specific brand you have searched are listed under "What form(s) does this medication come in?"

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does Mylan-Enalapril come in?

2.5 mg
Each white, oval shaped biconvex tablet, debossed with "2.5" scoreline "G" on one side and a scoreline on the other side, contains 2.5 mg enalapril maleate. Nonmedicinal ingredients: corn starch, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, pregelatinized starch, and sodium bicarbonate.

5 mg
Each white, arc triangle shaped biconvex tablets, debossed with "5" over "G" on one side and a scoreline on the other side, contains 5 mg enalapril maleate. Nonmedicinal ingredients: corn starch, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, pregelatinized starch, and sodium bicarbonate.

10 mg
Tablets are rusty red, arc triangle shaped biconvex tablets, debossed with "10" over "G" on one side and scoreline on the other side contains 10 mg enalapril maleate. Nonmedicinal ingredients: corn starch, iron oxide red 30, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, pregelatinized starch, and sodium bicarbonate.

20 mg
Tablets are peach coloured, arc triangle shaped biconvex tablets, debossed with "20" over "G" on one side and scoreline on the other side contains 20 mg enalapril maleate. Nonmedicinal ingredients: corn starch, iron oxide brown 70, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, pregelatinized starch, and sodium bicarbonate.

Who should NOT take Mylan-Enalapril?

Enalapril should not be taken by anyone who:

  • is allergic to enalapril or to any of the ingredients of the medication
  • is pregnant
  • has had episodes of angioedema (swelling of the face, lips, mouth, and throat), which has been associated with hereditary or idiopathic angioedema

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