Abstract A report of three patients who developed anglodema while receiving enalapril. Patient 1 came in with an 8-hour history of facial swelling after enalapril had been started 2 days earlier. The second patient came in with severe angiodema of the tongue, larynx, and glottls requiring emergency tracheostomy, hydroxyzine, and steroids. He had been treated with enalapril for 1 year. The third patient developed facial swelling within a few hours of the first dose of enalapril. Angiodema with enalapril can occur early or late in the course of therapy. A possible mechanism for this drug reaction is the potentiation of bradykinin with resultant kinin system activation.