"What are ACE inhibitors and how do they work?
The class of drugs called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, as the class name suggests, reduces the activity of angiotensin converting enzyme. ACE converts angiotensin I pr"...
Monopril HCT Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is hydrochlorothiazide and fosinopril (Monopril HCT)?
- What are the possible side effects of hydrochlorothiazide and fosinopril (Monopril HCT)?
- What is the most important information I should know about hydrochlorothiazide and fosinopril (Monopril HCT)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking hydrochlorothiazide and fosinopril (Monopril HCT)?
- How should I take hydrochlorothiazide and fosinopril (Monopril HCT)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Monopril HCT)?
- What happens if I overdose (Monopril HCT)?
- What should I avoid while taking hydrochlorothiazide and fosinopril (Monopril HCT)?
- What other drugs will affect hydrochlorothiazide and fosinopril (Monopril HCT)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Monopril HCT)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Monopril HCT)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, weakness, dizziness, dry mouth, thirst, muscle pain or weakness, or feeling like you might pass out.
What should I avoid while taking hydrochlorothiazide and fosinopril (Monopril HCT)?
Avoid taking an antacid within 2 hours before or after you take hydrochlorothiazide and fosinopril. Antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb fosinopril.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink. In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Avoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of hydrochlorothiazide and fosinopril.
Avoid the regular use of salt substitutes in your diet, and do not take potassium supplements while taking hydrochlorothiazide and fosinopril, unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect hydrochlorothiazide and fosinopril (Monopril HCT)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- other diuretics (water pills) or blood pressure medications;
- gold injections to treat arthritis;
- lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith);
- steroids (prednisone and others);
- NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others; or
- insulin or diabetes medicine taken by mouth.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with hydrochlorothiazide and fosinopril. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about hydrochlorothiazide and fosinopril.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by Cerner Multum, Inc. ('Multum') is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. Multum information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States and therefore Multum does not warrant that uses outside of the United States are appropriate, unless specifically indicated otherwise. Multum's drug information does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients or recommend therapy. Multum's drug information is an informational resource designed to assist licensed healthcare practitioners in caring for their patients and/or to serve consumers viewing this service as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners. The absence of a warning for a given drug or drug combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. Multum does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information Multum provides. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Copyright 1996-2013 Cerner Multum, Inc. Version: 4.03. Revision date: 4/30/2012.
Your use of the content provided in this service indicates that you have read,understood and agree to the End-User License Agreement,which can be accessed by clicking on this link.
Additional Monopril HCT Information
Monopril HCT - User Reviews
Monopril HCT User Reviews
Now you can gain knowledge and insight about a drug treatment with Patient Discussions.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Get tips on handling your hypertension.