Monopril / Fosinopril Sodium: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:34 by admin
Monopril, also known as Fosinopril Sodium, is indicated for the treatment of hypertension as well as heart failure. The medication prevents the conversion of a chemical in your blood called angiotensin I into a substance that increases salt and water retention in your body. Monopril also improves blood circulation by reducing chemicals that restrict blood vessels. Approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991, Monopril is made by Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Side effects of Monopril use include, but may not be limited to, dizziness, sore throat, nausea, arrhythmia, headache, muscle pain, fatigue, respiratory problems and rash.

A black box warning on the packaging label indicates that ACE inhibitors, Monopril's class of drugs, may cause harm or death to a developing fetus when used in pregnancy during the second and third trimesters. Women should discontinue use of Monopril as soon as pregnancy is detected.

See your doctor if you have experienced serious health problems after taking Monopril. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Blood Pressure Drugs: Overview
  2. Arrhythmia: Overview
  3. Balance Problems: Overview
  4. Birth Defects
  5. Fatigue: Overview
  6. Headaches
  7. Joints & Muscles: Overview
  8. Lung & Airway Disorders
  9. Nausea: Overview
  10. Skin Disorders: Overview
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