Enalapril is an active component used to treat hypertension. It is a dicarbocyl-containing peptide and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor with antihypertensive activity. This ingredient is converted by de-esterification into its active form enalaprilat. It acts by binding and inhibiting ACE, so as to block the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II. This process helps to prevent the potent vasoconstrictive actions of angiotensin II and results in vasodilation.
Class of Drugs – ACE inhibitors
Molecular Formula – C20H28N2O5
Molecular Weight - 376.4 g/mol
Working: This medication is an effective solution to treat high blood pressure. It belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. This type of drug is enzymes in the body that causes the formation of angiotensin II, which causes the arteries in the body to narrow. Enalapril lowers blood pressure by preventing the formation of angiotensin. ACE inhibitors help to improve the effectiveness of the heart in people with heart failure. It reduces the blood pressure that the heart must maintain.
Uses: This medicine is mainly approved for the treatment of high blood pressure. It lowers high blood pressure to prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Enalapril also treats heart failure and helps to prevent a certain heart problem like left ventricular dysfunction from developing heart failure.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This medication is indicated to treat high blood pressure. It is available in different brands as follow:
- Vasotec: 2.5 mg, 5 mg 10 mg, and 20 mg
- Epaned: 2.5 mg, 5 mg 10 mg, and 20 mg
Pregnant women and nursing mothers should consult the doctor before taking this pill.