ENVAS 10 MG TABLET

SKU: AH_CH_HBP_6111 Category:

Generic : Enalapril (10mg)

Treatment : Hypertension ( High Blood Pressure), Heart Failure, Prevention of Heart Attack and Stroke

Pack size  : 15 (Tablet)

Manufacturer : Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$1.74

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Envas 10 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines known as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It is widely used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure and may be prescribed after a heart attack. It also lowers the chances of having a heart attack or stroke.

Envas 10 Tablet can be prescribed either alone or in combination with other medicines. It should be taken on an empty stomach. This medicine should be taken at the same time each day to get the most benefit. It is important to continue taking it regularly even if you feel well or even if your blood pressure is controlled. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This is a widely used medicine and is considered safe for long-term use.

Making some changes in your lifestyle will also help lower your blood pressure. These may include regular exercise, losing weight, smoking cessation, reducing alcohol intake, and reducing the amount of salt in your diet as advised by your doctor. The most common side effects of this medicine include decreased blood pressure, cough, increased potassium level in blood, fatigue, weakness, and dizziness. Most of these are temporary and resolve with time. Talk to your doctor if any of the side effects bother you or do not go away.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your doctor may check your kidney function, blood pressure, and potassium levels in your blood at regular intervals while you are taking this medicine.

 

BENEFITS OF ENVAS TABLET

In Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Envas 10 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called ACE inhibitors. It reduces stress on the heart and relaxes the blood vessels. This widens the blood vessels and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood around your body, thereby lowering your blood pressure. Controlled blood pressure reduces the risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or kidney problems. The medicine must be taken regularly, as prescribed, to be effective. You do not usually feel immediate benefit from taking this medicine, however, it helps you maintain your blood pressure in the long term.

In Treatment of Prevention of heart attack and stroke

Envas 10 Tablet lowers your blood pressure. As a result, it reduces the chance of damage to the small blood vessels in your heart and kidneys. This reduces the risk of getting a heart attack and kidney problems. It also helps in slowing down the rate at which they get worse if you already have problems. This medicine must be taken regularly to be effective.

In Treatment of Heart failure

Envas 10 Tablet makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body so the heart has to do less work. This can improve your heart function and reduce the symptoms of heart failure. It will help improve your quality of life and enable you to go about your daily activities more efficiently. The medicine must be taken regularly and as long as the doctor has prescribed it to be effective.

 

HOW TO USE ENVAS TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Envas 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

 

HOW ENVAS TABLET WORKS

Envas 10 Tablet is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It works by reducing stress on the heart and relaxing blood vessel so that blood flows more smoothly and the heart can pump blood more efficiently.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

warnings

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Envas 10 Tablet.
warnings

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Envas 10 Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Envas 10 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Use of Envas 10 Tablet immediately after childbirth should be avoided.
warnings

Driving

UNSAFE
Envas 10 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
warnings

Kidney

CAUTION
Envas 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Envas 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure, kidney function test, and potassium levels is recommended while you are taking this medicine.
warnings

Liver

CAUTION
Envas 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Envas 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you experience fatigue, develop yellowing of the skin and eyes or white stools while taking this medicine.

 

Interaction with drugs

Using the below medicines along with Envas Tablet may reduce the efficacy or cause side effects.

  • Lithium carbonate : (SERIOUS)
  • Allopurinol : (SERIOUS)
  • Enoxaparin : (SERIOUS)
  • Azathioprine : (SERIOUS)
  • Glimepiride : (MODERATE)
  • Gliclazide : (MODERATE)
  • Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid : (MODERATE)
  • Silymarin : (MODERATE)

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE ENVAS TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Envas 10 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Envas

  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Cough
  • Increased potassium level in blood
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness

FAQ's

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Q. What is Envas 10 Tablet? What is it used for?

Envas 10 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines known as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It relaxes and widens the blood vessels, making it easier for the blood to pass through the vessels. As a result of this, the heart does not have to work more to push the blood. Since the workload on the heart is reduced, it helps to lower the blood pressure and thus reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke. It is also used for the treatment and prevention of congestive heart failure.

Q. Does Envas 10 Tablet cause excessive urination? Can it cause kidney damage?

No, Envas 10 Tablet does not cause excessive urination (loss of water through urine). The use of Envas 10 Tablet may not affect normally functioning kidneys. However, damage to the kidneys may occur when Envas 10 Tablet is given with a diuretic (water pill, a medicine that increases the urine output). In such a case, either the diuretic should be discontinued or its dose should be reduced. If you have severe heart failure or your kidneys are already affected then there is a risk of kidney failure. However, timely and appropriate treatment can reverse the damage caused to kidneys.

Q. Can use of Envas 10 Tablet affect my liver?

In rare cases, Envas 10 Tablet may cause yellowing of skin and eyes, loss of appetite and an increase in liver enzymes. It can also cause considerable damage to the liver and even death. Therefore, if you experience any such symptoms, call your doctor immediately.

Q. Is it safe to use Envas 10 Tablet along with hydrochlorthiazide?

You have to be careful when taking Envas 10 Tablet with hydrochlorothiazide, as it can further decrease your blood pressure. You may also develop symptoms of kidney failure, such as a reduced amount of urine, swelling of your legs, ankles, and feet from retention of water. While some may experience unexplained shortness of breath, excessive drowsiness or fatigue, persistent nausea, confusion, pain or pressure in your chest and seizures (fits). These symptoms usually occur if there is substantial water or salt loss prior to starting Envas 10 Tablet. Therefore, if you face any such issues contact your doctor who will either advise you to discontinue hydrochlorothiazide or give a lower dose. The doctor may also advise you Envas 10 Tablet in very low doses when used in combination with hydrochlorothiazide.

Q. I am taking ibuprofen for arthritis, is it safe to take Envas 10 Tablet along with it?

You should avoid taking ibuprofen and Envas 10 Tablet together since there is a risk of kidney damage. Also, this combined usage may reduce the effectiveness of Envas 10 Tablet. Consult your doctor for an alternative to ibuprofen.

Q. How long does it take for Envas 10 Tablet to start working?

Envas 10 Tablet starts reducing blood pressure within few hours. However, it may take few weeks to see full benefits. You may not notice any difference after taking Envas 10 Tablet for high blood pressure, it can only be noticed when you get your blood pressure checked. So, keep taking the medicine to feel better. If you are taking Envas 10 Tablet for heart failure, it may take few weeks to months before you start feeling better.

Q. How long do I need to take Envas 10 Tablet?

You may have to take Envas 10 Tablet for long time (even for life time), until and unless any serious side effect starts bothering and deters you from taking it. However, do not stop taking it without the advice of your doctor.

Q. What can happen if I suddenly stop taking Envas 10 Tablet?

You should not stop taking Envas 10 Tablet without consulting your doctor. Doing this can suddenly increase your blood pressure which may cause a risk of heart attack or stroke. If you experience any side effects, talk to your doctor who will prescribe you another medicine.

Q. Is it safe to take Envas 10 Tablet for a long time?

Yes, Envas 10 Tablet is generally well tolerated by most people and can be taken for long term. However, its long-term use can sometimes cause your kidneys to not work properly. Your doctor will get regular blood tests done to check whether your kidneys are functioning properly or not.

Q. Can I take Envas 10 Tablet before surgery?

Inform your doctor that you are taking Envas 10 Tablet, before surgery, especially when the use of general anesthetic (to put you to sleep) is recommended. This is done because Envas 10 Tablet can reduce your blood pressure when it is used with an anesthetic. Hence, your doctor may advise you to stop taking Envas 10 Tablet 24 hours before surgery.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 15

pack form  – tablet

 

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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