Generic Name - Fosinopril
Category - Antihypertensive
High blood pressure, Congestive heart failure
Generic Monopril is indicated to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. Hypertension is a common disorder in which the blood pressure remains abnormally high. Congestive heart failure is a condition in which the heart cannot pump out all the blood that enters it, which leads to an accumulation of blood in the vessels and fluid in the body tissues. Fosinopril (Generic Monopril) works by decreasing certain chemicals that tighten the blood vessels, so blood flows more smoothly and the heart can pump blood more efficiently.
Generic for Monopril Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic Monopril is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic Monopril interacts with a number of medication. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following
Other blood pressure medications
Potassium salts or potassium supplements
Generic for Monopril Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericMonopril
The usual recommended dosage of Generic Monopril for hypertension is 10 milligrams, taken once a day, either alone or when added to a diuretic. Dosage, after blood pressure is adjusted, should be 20 to 40 milligrams a day in a single dose.
Generic for Monopril Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic Monopril side Effects include decreased amount of urine passed, difficulty breathing, or difficulty swallowing, dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting spells, fast or uneven heart beat, palpitations, or chest pain, fever or chills,numbness or tingling in your fingers or toes, skin rash, itching and swelling of your face, lips, or tongue.
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 Monopril.
Generic for Monopril and Pregnancy
Generic Monopril is not recommended especially during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. It can cause low blood pressure, severe kidney failure, too much potassium or even death in the newborn. Consult your doctor before taking this medication, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Generic for Monopril and Breastfeeding
Generic Monopril passes into breast milk and could affect the nursing infant. Breastfeeding mothers should consult doctor before taking this medication.
Generic for Monopril and Pediatric
Children may be especially sensitive to the effects of Generic Monopril. This may increase the chance of side effects or other problems during treatment.
Generic for Monopril and Geriatric
Studies do not indicate any overall difference in the safety and effectiveness of Generic Monopril with relation to age.
The above information about Generic Monopril serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.