Vasotec is an ACE inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. It works by relaxing blood vessels and decreasing blood volume. Vasotec may also be used to treat disorders in the heart’s ventricles that decrease its ability to pump blood.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Vasotec exactly as prescribed.
Don’t use Vasotec if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not use Vasotec if you have ever had angioedema or within 36 hours of taking medicine that contains sacubatril.
If you have diabetes, do not take Vasotec together with medications that contain aliskiren (Tekturna, Tekamlo).
Before taking Vasotec, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
Tell your doctor about any other medication you take, especially:
Common side effects of Vasotec include:
Contact your doctor if you experience these serious side effects:
Can I drink alcohol while taking Vasotec?
Drinking alcohol can lower your blood pressure, and may increase side effects of Vasotec like dizziness and tiredness. Use alcohol carefully and inform your doctor of any adverse effects.
Which painkillers are safe to use while on Vasotec?
Most NSAID drugs aren’t safe for people with high blood pressure to take, and may interfere with how ACE inhibitors like Vasotec work. Ask your doctor about a suitable replacement for these drugs.