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Enuretic

01/18/2011

Question:

Can Enaretic(Enalapril 10mg+ Hydrochlorothiazide 25mg)be used for diabetic patients? if yes or no, why?

Answer:

Medications like enalapril, called ACE inhibitors, can and should be used for diabetic patients. This class of medication has been shown to improve long-term benefits on the affect that diabetes can have on the kidneys. Assuming that a patient’s kidneys are working adequately, this class of medication should be the first-line for treating high blood pressure in a diabetic patient.

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Response by:

Michael  Ganio, PharmD Michael Ganio, PharmD
Clinical Applications Pharmacist
Wexner Medical Center
The Ohio State University