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User Reviews for Enalapril

Also known as: Vasotec, Epaned

Enalapril has an average rating of 5.3 out of 10 from a total of 22 ratings on 41% of those users who reviewed Enalapril reported a positive effect, while 45% reported a negative effect.

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Summary of Enalapril reviews 5.3 22 reviews

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Reviews for Enalapril

Linny · Taken for 10 years or more March 27, 2021

For High Blood Pressure: “I have been on for many years. Have been taking Enalapril Maleate 20 mg Beige Pill W926 manufactured by Wockhardt USA. This is now a problem to find. I have had problems now and in the past taking the 20 mg Peach Pill T 20 manufactured by TARO. I have gone to 4 pharmacies to try and get the W 926 brand and no one seems to be carrying it a longer. Where can I find this brand from Wockhardt.”

9 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 10 years or more November 4, 2020

For High Blood Pressure: “I have been on Enalapril for 25 years. My BP was 190/105 when I started. Last month at doctor BP was 123/70. Never had a problem.”

10 / 10
Sami · Taken for less than 1 month August 13, 2020

For High Blood Pressure: “Took the first enalapril dose yesterday for HBP. Several hours after I had the worst headache I have ever had in my life. Woke up this morning feeling weak shaky aching in legs and still a slight headache. I feel horrible! I don’t think I can continue taking this.”

1 / 10

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indigogirl · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 24, 2016

For High Blood Pressure: “I was prescribed 5 mg for borderliine high bp I started taking a 1/4 at a time because I think the body should get used to a medication and I didn't want to have dizziness or any side effects. I wanted to see how I tolerated it. Its been fine Im on full dose now I did have very little light headedness and tired. I don't have the any of those side effects anymore. I gave this a 10 because my bp is perfect now and I tolerate it well. Also not many ppl right good reviews just bad and thats what makes people nervous about meds. Good Luck. Love and Light and Good Health to all.”

10 / 10
Dianw · Taken for 6 months to 1 year June 11, 2012

For High Blood Pressure: “Have had great blood pressure readings ever since I started taking Enalapril. However, I have had severe coughing. I may need to find another blood pressure med. My coughing interrupts my sleeping and causes me to vomit on occasion. Nobody can stand to be around me!”

7 / 10
MikeM · Taken for less than 1 month December 13, 2019

Vasotec (enalapril) for High Blood Pressure: “Just terrible for me: I was on Vasotec years ago, and it completely scrambled my memory. The simplest tasks became a nightmare--I remember trying to buy a birthday card, and I simply could not understand the text. I had to re-read it over, and over again it was that bad. I simply could not comprehend what the card meant at the time. I then told my doctor later that the pills were having such strange side effects, and he then switched me to a different medication.”

2 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month June 13, 2012

For High Blood Pressure: “I was taking Atenolol which wasn't working as well as it should but was keeping my Blood Pressure in somewhat reasonable range. Doctor switched me to Enalapril, hoping it would work better than the Atenolol. It didn't. Blood Pressure went up and stayed very high, pulse also went up and stayed high as well. Had some mild fainting spells as well. I'm sure it works for some people, but not for me.”

2 / 10

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Drewfuss April 2, 2012

For High Blood Pressure: “I rated this an 8 because I don't have anything to compare it to, but as far as reducing my blood pressure, it works very well. I can tell when I haven't taken my daily dose because I get clammy and hot and all of the effects associated with high blood pressure. When I do take it, those effects subside and my blood pressure drastically drops to a normal level. Works good for me. I am going to try my next month on Lisinopril, and see how that works out. ”

8 / 10
AngelDelight January 6, 2016

For High Blood Pressure: “My blood pressure used to average 150/100, so a doctor put me on Enalapril 5 mg. Within 6 days I had to go to an optician to check my eyes because my vision became so blurry. In addition I developed an extremely dry mouth and drinking water didn't help. I also got a sore throat for two days. My blood pressure went down somewhat to 130/90. However a different doctor discontinued the enalapril and put me on Zaart h. A day later after taking the Zaart h my vision has improved and my pressure is at 104/74. Never taking enalapril again.”

1 / 10
Mars12 · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 11, 2019

For High Blood Pressure: “Enalapril actually made my blood pressure go up! Besides the endless annoying cough, I also experienced shaking and I felt angry all of the time. Really terrible stuff for me. I've stopped it for 2 weeks now and I feel so much better.”

1 / 10
Panther September 1, 2018

For High Blood Pressure: “I did not start to cough initially and then after 2 consecutive flues I realized that the coughing was caused by this drug. Almost 9 months after I started. It was insane...I work with people and felt miserable. The cough caused incontinence ( I am 62). I also have lost vision and it is likely to be a secondary effect of the drug. I went off it today. My Doctor gave me 2 alternatives but the secondary effects are not desirable. Still looking for a medication!”

5 / 10
RogerEly November 29, 2010

For Left Ventricular Dysfunction: “I'm sure that this medicine works wonders for those who can tolerate it, but not me. I was on it for 6 to 7 weeks and couldn't finish a sentence without coughing every two words. The worst part though is that it caused me to develop a case of pancreatitis after 7 weeks which kept me in the hospital for 10 days and was unable to eat for 10 days and not able to drink fluids for 5 days. I lived on IV fluids. I hope everyone else has better luck.”

1 / 10
JustMEinNC June 5, 2015

Vasotec (enalapril) for Left Ventricular Dysfunction: “This medication worked great for me as far as keeping my BP in check while I recovered from heart failure. I did have some mild coughing and dizziness if I got up too fast, but nothing I couldn't handle. After being on this for 1 1/2 years I developed angioedema - swelling of lip and face. Was immediately taken off the meds, told to take some Benadryl. The symptoms went away and I was put on a different medication.”

9 / 10
Brians Mom November 26, 2008

For Left Ventricular Dysfunction: “Enalapril has been shown to prevent the remodeling of heart structure. This is the most important drug that my 20 year old son takes with respect to delaying transplant. His ventricular function has not deteriorated since starting enalapril 9 years ago and his cardiologist tells him to take this medication religiously.”

10 / 10
stardog1080 December 29, 2008

“This is a wonderful drug. I was a test subject in the Pediatric Clinical Trials for Enalapril. I've never had an issue with it, even in trials. It's always done its job with no side effects at least for me.”

MimiM1 · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 30, 2018

Vasotec (enalapril) for Diabetic Kidney Disease: “10/30/2018: I am insulin dependent Type 1 diabetic who takes enalapril 5mg to control Kidney Microprotenuria. Recently I changed to Vasotec 5mg cause Teva Enalapril 5mg no longer being carried at my local Walgreens. Horrific adverse reactions causing my insulin not to work in my body & causing high levels of glucose. The VAsotec 5mg seems to be acting like a Beta Blocker which raises sugar and prevents insulin from working. While Enalapril Ace Inhibitors tend to help lower sugar levels & helps insulin work well. I traced Vasotec 5mg manufacturer to Oceanside Pharma located in Puerto Rico which is a subsidiary of Valeant Pharma who recently changed their name to Bausch Pharma . I suspect that there might be something dangerously wrong in the mftg process of Vasotec pill in Puerto Rico. ”

1 / 10
mavourneen · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 28, 2016

For High Blood Pressure: “The coughing while on this drug (3rd month now) is driving me mental, the coughing is hard, wakes me up 6 times a night, and I sneeze uncontrollably during the day. This causes incontinence ( I am 72) I went off it today to see if I could normalize my life. My blood pressure is still high even though I am on amlopodine and a diuretic too. Also my legs ache.”

1 / 10 October 23, 2008

For High Blood Pressure: “This medicine is great”

10 / 10
Anonymous August 23, 2011

Vasotec (enalapril) for Diabetic Kidney Disease: “Had a continuing cough and had to stop taking.”

3 / 10
Anonymous October 1, 2012

For High Blood Pressure: “Vasotec controlled my blood pressure but the constant cough is unnerving. I am requesting a change of medication from my physician.”

7 / 10
Kaykay · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 7, 2019

For High Blood Pressure: “enalapril is the worst drug ever. So tired and not feeling well after taking this.”

1 / 10
Anonymous December 7, 2010

For Hypertensive Emergency: “Hypertension under control hours after taking medicine only for 3 -4 days. So far so good!”

9 / 10
bill · Taken for less than 1 month March 9, 2018

For High Blood Pressure: “this is very good for me no fat feet at all any more”

8 / 10

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