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Univasc Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Univasc is used in the treatment of high blood pressure. It is effective when used alone or with thiazide diuretics that help rid the body of excess water. Univasc belongs to a family of drugs known as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It works by preventing the transformation of a hormone in your blood known as angiotensin I into a more potent substance that increases salt and water retention in your body.

Univasc Dosage

  • The maximum dose is 60 milligrams per day.
  • For people with kidney problems, the usual starting dose is 3.75 milligrams a day.

Uses of Univasc

  • It is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.

Side Effects of Univasc

Before taken Univasc 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 Univasc. Side effects may include:

  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Flu-like symptoms

Warnings and precautions before taking Univasc:

  • If you have congestive heart failure or other heart or circulatory disorders, then you should be used Univasc with caution.
  • Excessive sweating, severe diarrhea, or vomiting could make you lose too much water, causing your blood pressure to become too low. You should tell your doctor if you have any of those conditions.
  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Univasc 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 Univasc with the following:

  • Diuretics
  • Potassium supplements
  • Lithium

Although there is no specific information available. But after taken Univasc if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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