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Monopril Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Monopril is a high blood pressure medication known as an ACE inhibitor. It is effective when used alone or in combination with other medications for the treatment of high blood pressure. It is also used to treats heart failure. It works by preventing the conversion of a chemical in your blood known as angiotensin I into a more potent substance that increases salt and water retention in your body.

Monopril Dosage

  • For the treatment of High Blood Pressure, the usual starting dose is 10 milligrams, taken once a day.
  • For the treatment of Heart Failure, the usual starting dose is 10 milligrams once a day, with diuretics and possibly digitalis.

Uses of Monopril

  • It is used to treats high blood pressure.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Monopril

Before taken Monopril medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Monopril. Side effects may include:

  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Muscle and bone pain

Warnings and precautions before taking Monopril:

  • If you develop a sore throat or fever, then you should contact your doctor immediately. Because it could indicate a more serious illness.
  • If you develop swelling of your face, tongue or throat, or arms and legs, or have difficulty swallowing, then you should stop taking Monopril and contact your doctor immediately.
  • If you have kidney or liver problems, then you should tell your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Monopril with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Monopril with the following:

  • Antacids such as Mylanta and Maalox
  • Lithium
  • Potassium preparations
  • Thiazide diuretics such as Diucardin and Diuril
Overdose

After taken Monopril if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. The primary effect of a Monopril overdose is likely to be a sudden drop in blood pressure.


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