Grab our free cheatsheet covering the 50 most commonly prescribed medications right here: Listen to all the episodes at: View the blog post here: Enalapril Generic Name: enalapril Trade Name: Vasotec Indication hypertension, management of CHF Actio:n block conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II, increases renin levels and decreases aldosterone leading to vasodilation Therapeutic Class: antihypertensives Pharmacologic Class: ACE Inhibitor Nursing Considerations  can cause neutropenia – check WBCs regularly  use cautiously with potassium supplements and potassium sparing diuretics.  use cautiously with diuretic therapy  administer 1 hour before meals  monitor blood pressure often  monitor weight and fluid status  monitor renal profile  monitor CBC frequently  dry cough