Before taking Vasotec, you should let your healthcare provider know if you have:
- Heart disease, including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, or aortic stenosis
- Liver disease (including cirrhosis) or liver failure
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE)
- A personal or family history of angioedema, which is swelling under the skin
- Any allergies, including allergies to ACE inhibitors, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant (see Enalapril and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding
- Are on dialysis
- Will be undergoing surgery or anesthesia.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Do not take any salt substitutes containing potassium without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Vasotec for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take the drug.)
People who take too much Vasotec may have overdose symptoms that could include:
If you happen to overdose on Vasotec, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Vasotec Overdose for more information.)