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What is Fosinopril used for?

Fosinopril is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is in a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors. This medication is also used with other drugs such as digoxin to treat congestive heart failure. Fosinopril works by relaxing blood vessels. Reduction of high blood pressure helps prevent heart attacks, strokes, and kidney problems. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Fosinopril?

The dosage of Fosinopril prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Fosinopril can be taken with or without food.

What if you miss a dose of Fosinopril?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Fosinopril medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Fosinopril?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Fosinopril, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Fosinopril?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Fosinopril.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Fosinopril, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Fosinopril can interact with potassium supplements and salt substitutes.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Fosinopril?

Like other medicines, Fosinopril can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Fosinopril are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Fosinopril cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Fosinopril develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Fosinopril can cause side effects such as cough, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, joint pain, and tired feeling. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Fosinopril.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Fosinopril?

Is it possible for me to take Fosinopril with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Fosinopril?
What are the possible drug interactions of Fosinopril?
How will Fosinopril work in my body?
How should Fosinopril be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Fosinopril drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Fosinopril is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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