Enalapril maleate

Enalapril is used to treat high blood pressure. To prevent heart attacks, and kidney problems.

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What is Enalapril maleate?

Enalapril maleate belongs to the drug group of ACE inhibitors. These drugs reduce elevated blood pressure and improve the heart's pumping function.

Enalapril maleate is used for:

  • increased blood pressure of which the cause is unknown (essential hypertension)
  • increased blood pressure due to abnormalities of the renal vessels (renovascular hypertension)
  • impaired functioning of the heart with symptoms of disease (symptomatic heart failure),
  • prevention of symptomatic heart failure in patients with a specific disorder of the heart function (asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction)
  • patients with a defined cardiac dysfunction (asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction)

The adverse effects of Enalapril maleate

Enalapril maleate can cause several side effects. However, these do not apply to everyone.

Stop taking Enalapril maleate and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat with consequent difficulty in breathing or swallowing
  • swelling of the hands, feet or ankles
  • red rash (hives).

At the beginning of treatment with enalapril maleate, dizziness and lightheadedness may occur. This is due to the lowering of blood pressure. If this occurs to you, it is best to lie down. These symptoms usually disappear gradually during the treatment.

Other side effects include:

  • feeling dizzy, weak, or nauseous
  • blurred vision
  • cough

How to use Enalapril maleate

Before using, consult your pharmacist, physician, or other health care professional.

What is the usual recommended amount of Enalapril maleate

When using Enalapril maleate, adhere to your doctor's dosage prescription.

Enalapril maleate and Fagron

Fagron has been a company within the pharmaceutical compounding sector since 1990. Pharmaceutical compounding is the design, development, production, and marketing of personalized pharmaceutical products. This means that the compounded pharmaceutical product can be customized through, for example, an alternative dosage form, an alternative dosage strength, or a combination therapy. It improves medication adherence and saves lives through fewer side effects because it is customized to the patient's needs.

For this reason, Fagron offers a compounding guide for Enalapril maleate in the following forms:


While a great deal of effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein, no claims are made as to the uses, safety, efficacy, or bioavailability of these recommendations. The information cannot be construed as (medical) advice, recommendation, or opinion. Health professionals using this information are advised to do so solely if appropriate in their own professional opinion and judgment. Fagron does not accept and cannot be held responsible or liable in any case for the information contained herein.

Enalapril maleate 1 mg/ml in SyrSpend® SF PH4 (liquid)

Enalapril maleate 100 mg | SyrSpend® SF PH4 (liquid) qs 100 ml

Enalapril maleate 1 mg/ml in SyrSpend® SF PH4 (powder for reconstitution)

Enalapril maleate 100 mg | SyrSpend® SF PH4 (powder for reconstitution) 6.5 g | Purified water qs 100 ml

Enalapril maleate 1 mg/ml in SyrSpend® SF PH4 NEO (powder for reconstitution)

Enalapril maleate 100 mg | SyrSpend® SF PH4 NEO (powder for reconstitution) | Purified water qs 100 ml