Monopril Drug Interactions
Monopril Drug Interactions ExplainedThe following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Monopril is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Taking antacids with Monopril may decrease the absorption of Monopril into the body. If you are taking antacids, they should be taken at least two hours before or after taking Monopril tablets.
When taking Monopril with a diuretic, your blood pressure may decrease too much. This is more likely to occur when Monopril is first started. In order to decrease the chances of this interaction, your healthcare provider may change the dosages of either medicine, start you on a lower dose of Monopril, and/or monitor you more closely.
Reactions have been reported in people taking Monopril who received gold injections. These reactions included symptoms such as facial flushing, nausea, vomiting, and low blood pressure.
Monopril may increase the risk of lithium toxicity and may increase the lithium levels in the blood. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor your blood lithium levels more frequently and may need to adjust your lithium dosage.
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
If you have kidney disease or kidney failure, taking both NSAIDs and Monopril may add to the damage that your kidneys are already experiencing. Also, NSAIDs may decrease the effects of Monopril on lowering blood pressure. For your particular situation, talk to your healthcare provider about using NSAIDs and Monopril together.
If you are taking a potassium product and Monopril, the levels of potassium in your blood may become too high. This can cause serious problems. For your particular situation, talk to your healthcare provider about using potassium and Monopril together.