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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
17 doctors shared insights

Monopril (Overview)

Monopril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


Dr. Payam Mehranpour
17 doctors shared insights

Monopril (Overview)

Monopril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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I take metoprolol, fosinopril and diltiazem. Why did my doc prescribe me all of these?

I take metoprolol, fosinopril and diltiazem. Why did my doc prescribe me all of these?

High blood pressure?: Most likely your blood pressure can not be controlled with a single med. It is not uncommon to use different drugs that have different mechanism of action in these cases to contribute to decrease the blood pressure. ...Read more

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Out of fosinopril, felodipine, oxenoprolol,telmisartan, amiloride,hydrochlorothiazide, which is most effective?

Out of fosinopril, felodipine, oxenoprolol,telmisartan, amiloride,hydrochlorothiazide, which is most effective?

Depends: Physicians will choose different medicines for BP depending on the clinical situation and other accompanying problems: Fosinopril is an ACE inhibitor Felodipine is a Calcium channel blocker Amiloride and HCTZ are mild diuretics Telmisartan is an ARB ....prolol is a beta blocker All of them are good depending on the circumstances ...Read more

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Is it safe to switch from fosinopril 20mg to lisinopril 20mg?

Is it safe to switch from fosinopril  20mg to lisinopril 20mg?

Generally, yes: Lisinopril and fosinopril are generally swappable mg for mg, and as members of the same drug class, are generally equally well tolerated. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of fosinopril?

What are the side effects of fosinopril?

Several: Fosinopril is an a class of medications called ace inhibitors. The most common reactions are cough, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and low blood pressure. It may also cause decreased kidney function, but this is to be expected. Very rarely, it can cause throat swelling or tongue swelling. If this happens call 911 right away. ...Read more

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Will monopril show in a drug screen?

NO: Urine drug screens test for specific drugs. Monopril is not one of them. ...Read more

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Pt.F/68 with bleeding gum after dental cleaning. It's been bleeding for 17hours. she's on plavix,monopril anddigoxin.

Pt.F/68 with bleeding gum after dental cleaning. It's been bleeding for 17hours. she's on plavix,monopril anddigoxin.

Bleeding gums: Plavix will increase the chance of bleeding following surgical procedures and deep cleanings. Since we cannot know her full medical and dental history as well as periodontal condition (bone loss, pocketing, etc) we can't really comment beyond that. She should notify the dentist who actually treated her for advice. ...Read more

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DR prescribed Monopril 5mg, HCTZ 12.5mg & KLOR-CON 4mg for mild, longtime HTN. My potassium levels are normal. Is KLOR-CON necessary or risky?

DR prescribed Monopril 5mg, HCTZ 12.5mg & KLOR-CON 4mg for mild, longtime HTN. My potassium levels are normal. Is KLOR-CON necessary or risky?

Probably not.: Any excess potassium would be eliminated in your urine, as long as your kidney function is normal. HCTZ is a diuretic, and your doctor wanted to make sure that you would not develop low K, which is dangerous. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Fosinopril (Definition)

Treats high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart failure. This medicine is an ...Read more