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Vaseretic 10-25

Generic Name: hydrochlorothiazide and enalapril (HYE droe KLOR oh THYE a zide and en AL e pril)
Brand Name: Vaseretic 10-25

Medically reviewed: October 2, 2017

What is Vaseretic 10-25?

Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention.

Enalapril is an ACE inhibitor. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme. Enalapril lowers blood pressure and also relieves symptoms of fluid retention.

Vaseretic 10-25 is a combination medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).

Vaseretic 10-25 may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important Information

Do not use if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant, stop taking this medicine and tell your doctor right away.

You should not use this medicine if you are unable to urinate, if you have ever had angioedema, or if you are allergic to sulfa drugs or any ACE inhibitor. Do not take Vaseretic 10-25 within 36 hours before or after taking medicine that contains sacubatril (such as Entresto).

If you have diabetes, do not use Vaseretic 10-25 together with any medication that contains aliskiren (such as Tekturna or Tekamlo).

Before taking this medicine

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to hydrochlorothiazide or enalapril, or if:

Do not take Vaseretic 10-25 within 36 hours before or after taking medicine that contains sacubatril (such as Entresto).

If you have diabetes, do not use Vaseretic 10-25 together with any medication that contains aliskiren (such as Tekturna or Tekamlo).

You may also need to avoid taking Vaseretic 10-25 with aliskiren if you have kidney disease.

To make sure Vaseretic 10-25 is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

Do not use if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant, stop taking this medicine and tell your doctor right away. Enalapril can cause injury or death to the unborn baby if you take the medicine during your second or third trimester.

Hydrochlorothiazide and enalapril can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.

How should I take Vaseretic 10-25?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Call your doctor if you have ongoing vomiting or diarrhea, or if you are sweating more than usual. You can easily become dehydrated while taking Vaseretic 10-25. This can lead to very low blood pressure, electrolyte disorders, or kidney failure.

Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. Your blood and urine may also be tested if you have been vomiting or are dehydrated. Visit your doctor regularly.

Keep using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using Vaseretic 10-25.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while taking Vaseretic 10-25?

Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of this medicine.

Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink. In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.

Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes while you are taking Vaseretic 10-25, unless your doctor has told you to.

Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.

Vaseretic 10-25 side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction (hives, severe stomach pain, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning in your eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling).

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;

  • chest pain;

  • eye pain, vision problems;

  • pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding;

  • fever, chills, sore throat, mouth sores, trouble swallowing;

  • high potassium--nausea, weakness, tingly feeling, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, loss of movement;

  • low potassium--leg cramps, constipation, irregular heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, increased thirst or urination, numbness or tingling, muscle weakness or limp feeling; or

  • low levels of sodium--headache, confusion, slurred speech, severe weakness, vomiting, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady.

Common side effects may include:

  • headache, dizziness;

  • cough;

  • weakness, tired feeling;

  • nausea, diarrhea; or

  • muscle cramps.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

See also: Side effects (in more detail)

What other drugs will affect Vaseretic 10-25?

Other drugs may interact with hydrochlorothiazide and enalapril, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.

Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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