Monopril Precautions and Warnings
There are several Monopril precautions and warnings to be aware of, including allergic reactions, drug interactions, and increased risk of infection. There are also a number of situations where people should not take Monopril. Therefore, it is important to talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Monopril if you have certain conditions, such as diabetes, kidney disease, or heart disease.
Monopril: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Prior to taking Monopril® (fosinopril sodium), 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, vitamins, and herbal supplements.