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moexipril

moexipril

Pronunciation: moe EX i pril

Brand: Univasc

Moexipril 15 mg-APO

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Univasc 15 mg

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Univasc 7.5 mg

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Moexipril 15 mg-TEV

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Moexipril 7.5 mg-TEV

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Moexipril 7.5 mg-APO

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

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 moexipril together with any medication that contains aliskiren (Amturnide, Tekturna, Tekamlo, Valturna).

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

What is moexipril?

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

Moexipril is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).

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

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

Multum donot

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

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

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

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

  • kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis);
  • liver disease;
  • heart disease or congestive heart failure;
  • if you are on a low-salt diet; or
  • a connective tissue disease such as Marfan syndrome, Sjogren's syndrome, lupus, scleroderma, or rheumatoid arthritis.
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. Moexipril 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

It is not known whether moexipril passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take moexipril?

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.

Moexipril is usually taken 1 hour before meals.

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 moexipril. Drink plenty of water each day while you are taking this medication.

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

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using moexipril. 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 moexipril?

Multum noalcohol

Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of moexipril.

Multum donot

Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking moexipril, 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 moexipril?

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;
  • headache, dizziness, tired feeling;
  • increased urination;
  • diarrhea;
  • muscle pain; 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 moexipril?

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

  • lithium;
  • a blood thinner such as warfarin, Coumadin; or
  • a diuretic or "water pill";
  • gold injections to treat arthritis;
  • NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)--ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and others.
  • a potassium supplement such as K-Dur, Klor-Con; or
  • salt substitutes that contain potassium.

This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with moexipril, 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 moexipril.


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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