Safety of Enalapril in Infants Admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Pediatric Cardiology • January 2017.

Ku LC, Zimmerman K, Benjamin DK, Clark RH, Hornik CP, Smith PB; Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act – Pediatric Trials Network Steering Committee.

Enalapril is used to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure in infants. However, enalapril is not labeled for neonates, and safety data in infants are sparse. To evaluate the safety of enalapril in young infants, we conducted a retrospective cohort study of infants who were exposed to enalapril in the first 120 days of life and were cared for in 348 neonatal intensive care units from 1997 to 2012.

Access article on PubMed.