Fosinopril Sodium

= Prescription Required = Generic Equvalent
Fosinopril Sodium
10mg Tablets
Manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals
Fosinopril Sodium
20mg Tablets
Manufactured by Mylan

Fosinopril Sodium Prescription Drug Information


Fosinopril (By mouth)
Fosinopril (fos-IN-oh-pril)

Treats high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart failure. Fosinopril Sodium is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor.

Brand Name(s):Monopril
There may be other brand names for Fosinopril Sodium.

When Fosinopril Sodium Should Not Be Used:
You should not use Fosinopril Sodium if you have had an allergic reaction to fosinopril or other blood pressure medicine (such as Accupril®, Altace®, Lotensin®, Lotrel®, Prinivil®, Vasotec®, Zestril®). You should not use Fosinopril Sodium if you are pregnant.

How to Use Fosinopril Sodium:

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of Fosinopril Sodium to take and how often. Your dose may need to be changed several times in order to find out what works best for you. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • When you take Fosinopril Sodium for the first time, your doctor may want you to take it in a clinic so you can be observed for any unwanted side effects.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.

If a dose of Fosinopril Sodium is missed:

  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

How to Store and Dispose of Fosinopril Sodium:

  • Store the medicine at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
  • Keep all medicine away from children.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid While Taking Fosinopril Sodium:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using allopurinol (Aloprim®, Zyloprim®), azathioprine (Imuran®), lithium, potassium supplements, salt substitutes, diuretics (water pills) such as amiloride (Midamor®, Moduretic®), chlorthalidone (Combipres®, Tenoretic®), furosemide (Lasix®), spironolactone (Aldactazide®, Aldactone®), or triamterene (Dyazide®, Dyrenium®, Maxzide®).
  • If you are also using antacids, take them at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after you take fosinopril.

Warnings While Using Fosinopril Sodium:

  • Using Fosinopril Sodium while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant. If you think you have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell your doctor right away.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are breastfeeding, or if you have diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, or lupus.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using Fosinopril Sodium.
  • Fosinopril Sodium may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
  • If you stop using Fosinopril Sodium, your blood pressure may go up. High blood pressure usually has no symptoms. Even if you feel well, do not stop using the medicine without asking your doctor.

Possible Side Effects While Using Fosinopril Sodium:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Chest pain (may be related to your disease and not a side effect)
  • Confusion, weakness, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, numbness or tingling in hands, feet, or lips
  • Dry mouth, increased thirst, muscle cramps, nausea or vomiting
  • Fast or pounding heartbeat
  • Fever, muscle or joint pain, and skin rash
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Problems urinating, pain in side or lower back
  • Sudden stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite
  • Swelling in your hands or feet
  • Yellow skin or eyes

If you notice these less serious side effects while taking Fosinopril Sodium, talk with your doctor:

  • Change in sense of taste, mild nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Cough

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by Fosinopril Sodium, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

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