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Monopril-HCT Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Monopril-HCT is used to treat high blood pressure. Monopril-HCT combines two types of blood pressure medicine. The first, fosinopril sodium, is an ACE inhibitor. It works by preventing a chemical in your blood known as angiotensin I from converting into a more potent form that increases salt and water retention in your body.

Monopril-HCT Dosage

  • Monopril-HCT tablets are available in two strengths. Based on your previous response to blood pressure medication, your doctor will prescribe the dosage that brings your blood pressure into the desired range.

Uses of Monopril-HCT

  • 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-HCT

Before taken Monopril-HCT 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-HCT. Side effects may include:

  • Dizziness
  • Dry cough
  • Fatigue
  • Headache

Warnings and precautions before taking Monopril-HCT:

  • If you develop swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, or have difficulty breathing, then you should stop taking Monopril-HCT and contact your doctor immediately.
  • Excessive sweating, severe diarrhea, or vomiting could cause you to lose too much water, resulting in a dangerous drop in blood pressure. So you should be careful in hot weather and whenever exercising.
  • If you develop a sore throat or fever, then you should contact your doctor immediately. Because it could be a sign of a serious side effect.
  • Monopril-HCT should be used with caution if you have a history of liver disorders.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Monopril-HCT 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-HCT with the following:

  • Antacids such as Mylanta and Maalox
  • Colestipol
  • Insulin
  • Lithium
  • Methenamine
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Other blood pressure medications
  • Potassium supplements such as K-Lyte and K-Tab
  • Salt substitutes containing potassium
  • Tubocurarine

After taken Monopril-HCT if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Monopril-HCT overdose include:

  • Dehydration
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Low blood pressure

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