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Monopril (Generic name: Fosinopril) is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is in a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors. This medication is also used with other drugs such as digoxin to treat congestive heart failure. Fosinopril works by relaxing blood vessels. Reduction of high blood pressure helps prevent heart attacks, strokes, and kidney problems.
The dosage of Generic for Monopril prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Generic for Monopril can be taken with or without food.
Missed Dose of Generic for Monopril:
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Monopril medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
Overdose of Generic for Monopril:
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Monopril, seek medical attention immediately.
Side Effects of Generic for Monopril:
Like other medicines, Generic for Monopril can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Monopril are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Monopril cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Monopril develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Monopril can cause side effects such as cough, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, joint pain, and tired feeling. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Monopril.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Monopril, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Monopril can interact with potassium supplements and salt substitutes.
Also, tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks containing caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
Before using Generic for Monopril, ask the following questions to the doctor:
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Monopril with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Monopril?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Monopril?
How will Generic for Monopril work in my body?
How should Generic for Monopril be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Monopril drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Monopril is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.
Active ingredients: Fosinopril.