Re: [FH] Enalapril
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From: Caroline Sudbay <seasuds@...>
> They suggested putting her on enalapril in addition toSpice improved a lot after his cardiologist added 1.25 mg of Enalpril once a day to Atenolol (he was taking 12.5 mg twice a day of that). Enalpril targets specific areas of the heart - especially mitral valve insufficiency - so it isn't really duplicating the effect of Atenolol.
> continuing with the atenolol. Was just wondering
> about pros/cons of enalapril (kidney concerns?) and if
> maybe I should forgo this medicine and just stick with
> the atenolol.
I'm not sure it is any harder on the kidneys than any of the other heart meds, but monitoring kidney values is always a good idea.
If you decide to try it and it works out, I recommend going to PetRx.com to order a long term supply. I paid 23.47 for 30 2.5mg tablets at Walgreens. I just ordered 100 2.5 mg tablets from PetRX.com and for $20.95. Even with shipping, it's a bargain!
Marge, Sugar, Spice (HCM), Creamsicle, and Callie
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