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Brand name: Acetec TM

Active ingredients: enalapril

What it is used for

Hypertension. All grades of essential hypertension; renovascular hypertension. Congestive heart failure. Treatment of all degrees of symptomatic heart failure. In such patients it is recommended that enalapril maleate be administered together with a diuretic. Left ventricular dysfunction. All degrees of left ventricular dysfunction where the left ventricular ejection fraction is less than 35%, irrespective of the presence or severity of obvious symptoms of heart failure.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 24 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Peach, arc triangle shaped biconvex tablet, debossed with "20" over "G" on one side scoreline on the other side

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine is subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Phamaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient enalapril

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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Disclaimer

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  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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