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Dr. Walter Husar
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Fosinopril (Definition)

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


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Will monopril (fosinopril) show in a drug screen?

Will monopril (fosinopril) show in a drug screen?

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

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Will monopril (fosinopril) show in a drug screen?

Monopril (fosinopril) would not: Be among the drugs tested in a forensic drug test. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for hypertension which drug out of fosinopril, telmisartan, oxenoprolol, felodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, amilord?

Can you tell me for hypertension which drug out of fosinopril, telmisartan, oxenoprolol, felodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, amilord?

BP med?: If the patient has angina, a beta-blocker may be the agent of choice, not necessarily oxenoprolol. If the patient has proteinuria, then either fosinopril (F) or telmisartan (T) would be excellent choices to reduce both the blood pressure. Felodipine and amlodopine can be used and may cause some leg swelling. Hydrochlorthiazide can be effective and causes loss of potassium and magnesium. Go for F. ...Read more

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Can you get high from fosinopril?

Can you get high from fosinopril?

No: You can not get "high" or euphoria from fosinopril.

You may get lightheaded and this may feel like a high, if you do feel like this you should have your blood pressure checked to make sure it is not too low. ...Read more

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I am just wondering if I should be taking fosinopril for a BP of 122/84?

Maybe: It depends on if your blodo pressure was greater than 140/90 before you started the fosinopril.

If your doctor prescribed it, I would not discontinue it until consulting with them. The reason your BP is 122/84 and controlled maybe because of the fosinopril. ...Read more

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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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I am taking fosinopril and my testicle has swollen?

I am taking fosinopril and my testicle has swollen?

Unclear link.: I am unaware of a link between the ace inhibitor fosinopril and the development of hydrocele or orchitis in the medical literature. That being said, idiosyncratic reactions to medications are always possible, and I would work with your physician to see if a cause can be identified. ...Read more

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Is it best to take felodipine & fosinopril separately?

Shouldn't matter: U can try taking them separately if you feel it's difficult to take both at once. ...Read more

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Lisinopril same as fosinopril?

Opril: Lisinopril and fosinopril are relatives they are not the chemical compound. ...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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Can you use fosinopril for things other than blood pressure?

Can you use fosinopril for things other than blood pressure?

Ace inhibitors: Fosinopril is a blood pressure medicine in the family of meds called ace inhibitors. The end result of this medicine is reducing a hormone called aldosterone. Besides affecting blood pressure, these medicines are also used to reduce the progression of kidney disease. Some ace inhibitors have also been proven to be effective in heart disease. ...Read more

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I am 46 yrs old and am taking fosinopril and my right testicle has swollen painlessly. What should I do?

I am 46 yrs old and am taking fosinopril and my right testicle has swollen painlessly. What should I do?

Soft or hard mass: Probably nothing to do with the medication. Soft and diffuse enlargement of the testicle is probably fluid around it called a hydrocele. Otherwise it could be an infection or a tumor. These cause a hard or tender testicle. ...Read more

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I take metoprolol, fosinopril, and diltiazem. What is my doctor thinking?

I take metoprolol, fosinopril, and diltiazem. What is my doctor thinking?

Hypertension: It would be best if you ask him in a straightforward and unchallenging fashion. Those are excellent medications for the treatment of hypertension. The combination implies you have important high blood pressure. 2 of them could be combined into generic Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) & so you could be on 2 instead of 3 medicines. Further history (and physical and lab) would tell us a lot more about you. Hrs www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more

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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?

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 (hydrochlorothiazide) 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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Pt. F/68 with bleeding gum after dental cleaning. It's been bleeding for 17hours. She's on plavix, monopril (fosinopril) anddigoxin.

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

Bleeding gums: Plavix (clopidogrel) 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 (hydrochlorothiazide) 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 (hydrochlorothiazide) 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 (hydrochlorothiazide) is a diuretic, and your doctor wanted to make sure that you would not develop low K, which is dangerous. ...Read more

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Can the medication "telmisaran/hct cause the protate to swoll?

Can the medication "telmisaran/hct cause the protate to swoll?

ARB: Telmisaren is an angiotensin receptor blocker (arb) and hct is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that controls blood pressure. Neither should interfere with the prostate (but the hct will make you need to go to the bathroom more often, which can be difficult if you have a prostate problem). ...Read more

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I take Diovan (valsartan) hct, can I subsitute this medication with hydralazine hcl?

I take Diovan (valsartan) hct, can I subsitute this medication with hydralazine hcl?

Should not: These are not the same class of medications, so a substitution depends on the original indcation. Check with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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I have noticed that my blood pressure is different in each arm though, and I was wondering if that is normal. "i have been on blood pressure medication (diovan hct tab 320/25mg) for over a year now to help me with my migraines, and it also helps my blood p

I have noticed that my blood pressure is different in each arm though, and I was wondering if that is normal. "i have been on blood pressure medication (diovan hct tab 320/25mg) for over a year now to help me with my migraines, and it also helps my blood p

A: A difference in blood pressure from one arm to the other can be due to arterial disease, with hardening of the arteries leading to a narrowing of the blood vessel that supplies one of the arms; specifically the one with the lower blood pressure reading. This is generally seen in older patients with established vascular disease and is usually not dangerous. The blood pressure in the higher reading arm should be used when making decisions regarding medications for high blood pressure. Differential blood pressure readings, especially when lower in the left arm, can also be due to disease in the aorta, which can affect younger patients and can be very serious. From what you have described I would advise you to have this evaluated further. ...Read more

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Ben VS Ben/HCT. Benicar (olmesartan) drug sheet says Ben 40 mg has BP reductions about 13/7 while adding 12.5 mg HCT (Ben/HCT 40/12.5) reduction is 16/10 only.?

Ben VS Ben/HCT. Benicar (olmesartan) drug sheet says Ben 40 mg has BP reductions about 13/7 while adding 12.5 mg HCT (Ben/HCT 40/12.5) reduction is 16/10 only.?

BP reduction: Benicar (olmesartan) (B) is an effective BP lowering drug. Adding another BP lowering drug, HCT (H), gives an additive effect in lowering BP. That is why the combination of B and H lowers BP greater than B acting on its own. You can also ask your physician (P) your question for a more meaningful answer, as your P knows you best of all. ...Read more

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Ben/HCT drug fact sheet shows BP control for 40/12.5 to be 16/10 while for 20/12.5 17/8. Why would take higher strength Ben if BP is well controlled?

Ben/HCT drug fact sheet shows BP control for 40/12.5 to be 16/10 while for 20/12.5 17/8. Why would take higher strength Ben if BP is well controlled?

Benicar (olmesartan) rx: Astute. The key is the population attributes in each group. Higher dose Benicar (olmesartan) targets a group with more resistant hypertension. Titration of dose is done towards achieving a target end point. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Monopril (Definition)

Monopril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood ...Read more