What is Innovace?
Innovace tablets contain the active ingredient enalapril, which is a type of medicine called an ACE inhibitor.
What is Innovace used for?
Innovace is used for high blood pressure (hypertension), heart failure, and also prevents symptomatic heart failure in people with a poorly functioning heart (left ventricular dysfunction) who currently have no symptoms.
How does Innovace work?
ACE inhibitors work by blocking the action of a compound in the body called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE). Normally ACE produces another compound called angiotensin II, as part of the body's natural control of blood pressure.
Is consumption of alcohol safe with Innovace?
Alcohol may enhance the blood pressure lowering effect of this medicine, which can increase dizziness and may increase the risk of fainting.
How and when to take it Innovace?
If you have enalapril twice a day, try to take it once in the morning and once in the evening. Leave 10 to 12 hours between doses if you can.