Discontinue as soon as possible when pregnancy is detected; affects renin-angiotensin system, causing oligohydramnios, which may result in fetal injury and/or death.
This medication contains Tensazol. Do not take Tensazolat, Epaned, Vasotec, or Vasotec IV if you are allergic to Tensazol or any ingredients contained in this drug.
Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.
Tensazol oral tablet is a prescription drug that’s available as the brand-name drug Vasotec. It’s also available as a generic drug. Generic drugs usually cost less than the brand-name version. In some cases, they may not be available in all strengths or forms as the brand-name drug.
Tensazol also comes as a prescription oral solution.
How to store Tensazol
- Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
- Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
Conversion from IV to oral dosage form
If not concurrently receiving diuretics, initiate Tensazol 5 mg PO qDay; if concurrently receiving diuretics and responding to 0.625 mg IV q6hr, initiate at 2.5 mg PO qDay; titrate upwards as necessary
Will my dose go up or down?
You will probably be prescribed a low dose of Tensazol at first so it doesn't make you feel dizzy. This will usually be increased gradually until you reach the right dose for you. If you're bothered by side effects with Tensazol you can stay on a lower dose.
Other uses for this medicine
Tensazol is also sometimes used to treat kidney disease related to diabetes. Talk to your doctor about the possible risks of using this medication for your condition.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.