As there is no longer a patent protecting it, Monopril is available for sale in a generic version. The generic Monopril is sold under the name Fosinopril Sodium tablets and is available in several strengths, including 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg tablets. Sandoz, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Andrx Pharmaceuticals are some of the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture generic Monopril.
Generic for Monopril: An OverviewMonopril® (fosinopril sodium) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and congestive heart failure. Monopril is part of a class of drugs called angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, or ACE inhibitors for short. Monopril helps to block the angiotensin-converting enzyme, which is normally part of a reaction in the body that causes blood vessels to narrow (constrict). By blocking this enzyme, Monopril causes blood vessels to relax, which lowers blood pressure. It also allows the heart to work more efficiently.
Monopril was originally developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. It has since come off patent, making it available as a generic.
Generic Monopril -- StrengthsGeneric Monopril is sold under the name Fosinopril Sodium tablets and is available in several strengths, including:
- Fosinopril Sodium 10 mg tablets
- Fosinopril Sodium 20 mg tablets
- Fosinopril Sodium 40 mg tablets.
Who Makes Generic Monopril?Generic Monopril is currently manufactured by a number of companies, including, but not limited to:
- Teva Pharmaceuticals
- Andrx Pharmaceuticals.