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fosinopril

fosinopril

Pronunciation: foe SIN oh pril

Brand: Monopril

Fosinopril 40 mg-APO

round, white, imprinted with APO, FOS 40

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Fosinopril 40 mg-TEV

round, white, imprinted with 93, 7224

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Monopril 20 mg

oval, white, imprinted with BMS, MONOPRIL 20

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Monopril 10 mg

diamond, white, imprinted with BMS, MONOPRIL 10

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Fosinopril 10 mg-APO

peanut, white, imprinted with APO, FOS-10

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Fosinopril 20 mg-APO

oval, white, imprinted with APO, FOS-20

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Fosinopril 20 mg-TEV

oblong, white, imprinted with 93, 7223

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Fosinopril 10 mg-GG

diamond, white, imprinted with 10, 2737

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Fosinopril 10 mg-TEV

rectangular, white, imprinted with 9 3, 72 22

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Fosinopril 40 mg-EON

round, white, imprinted with E 47

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Monopril 40 mg

hexagonal, white, imprinted with BMS, MONOPRIL 40

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What is the most important information I should know about fosinopril?

Multum nopreg

Do not use if you are pregnant. Stop using this medicine and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.

If you have diabetes, do not use fosinopril together with any medication that contains aliskiren (Amturnide, Tekturna, Tekamlo, Valturna).

You may also need to avoid taking fosinopril with aliskiren if you have kidney disease.

What is fosinopril?

Fosinopril is an ACE inhibitors. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme.

Fosinopril is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) or heart failure.

Fosinopril may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking fosinopril?

Multum donot

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to fosinopril or similar medications--benazepril, captopril, enalapril, lisinopril, moexipril, perindopril, quinapril, ramipril, or trandolapril.

If you have diabetes, do not use fosinopril together with any medication that contains aliskiren (Amturnide, Tekturna, Tekamlo, Valturna).

You may also need to avoid taking fosinopril with aliskiren if you have kidney disease.

To make sure fosinopril is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis);
  • liver disease;
  • a connective tissue disease such as Marfan syndrome, Sjogren's syndrome, lupus, scleroderma, or rheumatoid arthritis;
  • if you are on a low-salt diet; or
  • if you have ever had a severe allergic reaction.
Multum nopreg

FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use if you are pregnant. Stop using and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Fosinopril can cause injury or death to the unborn baby if you take the medicine during your second or third trimester. Use effective birth control.

Multum nobrfeed

Fosinopril can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.

Multum nochild

Do not give this medication to a child younger than 6 years old.

How should I take fosinopril?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Fosinopril can be taken with or without food.

Vomiting, diarrhea, or heavy sweating can cause you to become dehydrated. This can lead to very low blood pressure, electrolyte disorders, or kidney failure while you are taking fosinopril. Drink plenty of water each day while you are taking this medication.

While using fosinopril, you may need frequent blood tests at your doctor's office. Your blood pressure will need to be checked often.

If you need surgery or medical tests, tell the doctor ahead of time that you are using fosinopril. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.

If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.

Multum rt

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Multum emt

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while taking fosinopril?

Avoid taking an antacid within 2 hours before or after you take fosinopril.

Multum noalcohol

Avoid drinking alcohol. It can further lower your blood pressure and may increase some of the side effects of fosinopril.

Multum donot

Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking fosinopril, unless your doctor has told you to.

Multum dizzy

Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.

What are the possible side effects of fosinopril?

Multum emt

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; severe stomach pain; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Multum calldoc

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
  • sudden weakness or ill feeling, fever, chills, sore throat, painful mouth sores, cough, trouble breathing;
  • little or no urinating; or
  • high potassium (slow heart rate, weak pulse, muscle weakness, tingly feeling).

Common side effects may include:

  • cough, runny or stuffy nose;
  • muscle or joint pain;
  • dizziness, headache, tired feeling;
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; or
  • mild skin itching or rash.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect fosinopril?

Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with fosinopril, especially:

  • gold injections to treat arthritis;
  • lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith);
  • a potassium supplement such as K-Dur, Klor-Con;
  • salt substitutes that contain potassium; or
  • a diuretic (water pill).

This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with fosinopril, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about fosinopril.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Last modified on: 21 November 2014


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