Glioten (Renitec) 20mg 20 Tabs, Enalapril
THIS IS A BRAND MEDICATION
Brand name: Renitec, (Spanish name, Glioten)
Generic names: Enalapril maleate, Nalabest, Blocatril
What RENITEC is used for: RENITEC lowers high blood pressure, which doctors call hypertension. It is also used to treat heart failure. Hypertension, everyone has blood pressure. This pressure helps get your blood all around your body. Your blood pressure may be different at different times of the day, depending on how busy or worried you are.
You have hypertension (high blood pressure) when your blood pressure stays higher than is needed, even when you are calm and relaxed. There are usually no symptoms of hypertension. The only way of knowing that you have hypertension is to have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis. If high blood pressure is not treated it can lead to serious health problems.
You may feel fine and have no symptoms, but eventually hypertension can cause stroke, heart disease and kidney failure. RENITEC helps to lower your blood pressure. Heart Failure, heart failure means that the heart muscle cannot pump blood strongly enough to supply all the blood needed throughout the body. Heart failure is not the same as heart attack and does not mean that the heart stops working.
Heart failure may start off with no symptoms, but as the condition progresses, patients may feel short of breath or may get tired easily after light physical activity such as walking. Some patients may wake up short of breath at night. Fluid may collect in different parts of the body, often first noticed as swollen ankles and feet. RENITEC helps to treat heart failure, whether you have symptoms or not. In many patients with heart failure who have symptoms, RENITEC may slow the progression of heart failure and reduce the need to go to hospital as a result of heart failure.
RENITEC may help some of these patients live longer. In many patients with heart failure who have no symptoms, RENITEC may help to stop the heart muscle from getting weaker. RENITEC may also slow down the development of symptoms, such as shortness of breath, tiredness after light physical activity, or swelling of the ankles and feet. These patients may be less likely to have hospital stays due to heart failure. By taking RENITEC, heart failure patients may have less chance of having a heart attack. Renitec may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Please consult your physician before taking any medication.