What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Prior to taking Monopril, you should talk with your healthcare provider if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure, aortic stenosis, or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Liver disease, including cirrhosis
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE)
- A personal or family history of angioedema, which is swelling under the skin
- Any allergies, including allergies to ACE inhibitors, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant (see Fosinopril and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding
- Are on dialysis
- Will be undergoing surgery or anesthesia.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, antacids, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Do not take any potassium supplements or salt substitutes containing potassium without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
(Click Monopril Precautions and Warnings for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take this drug.)
What If I Take an Overdose?People who take too much Monopril may have overdose symptoms that can include extremely low blood pressure.
If you happen to overdose on this medication, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Fosinopril Overdose for more information.)