ENALAPRILAT-INJECTABLE, Vasotec IV (cont.)
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially: "water pills" (potassium-sparing diuretics such as amiodarone, spironolactone, and triamterene and non-potassium-sparing diuretics such as furosemide or hydrochlorothiazide), potassium supplements, NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, indomethacin, naproxen), lithium, trimethoprim-containing medications (e.g., sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim), azathioprine, other drugs for high blood pressure. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.
NOTES: Have your blood pressure checked regularly while using this medication. It may be best to learn how to monitor your own blood pressure. Discuss this with your doctor. Do not share this medication with others. Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., potassium levels, creatinine) may be performed to monitor your progress.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature (77 degrees F or 25 degrees C). Brief storage between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted.
MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA), or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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