Monopril

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Here is the some steps to help you to save money on Monopril purchase.


Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Monopril before taking it.

Monopril

What is Monopril

Treating high blood pressure alone or with other medicines. It is used along with other medicines to manage heart failure. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Monopril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor. It works by relaxing blood vessels. This helps to lower blood pressure.

Important safety information:

  • Monopril may cause dizziness, light-headedness, or fainting. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Monopril with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
  • Monopril may cause dizziness, light-headedness, or fainting; alcohol, hot weather, exercise, or fever may increase these effects. To prevent them, sit up or stand slowly, especially in the morning. Sit or lie down at the first sign of any of these effects.
  • Monopril may cause a serious side effect called angioedema. The risk may be higher in black patients. Contact your doctor at once if you develop swelling of the hands, face, lips, eyes, throat, or tongue; difficulty swallowing or breathing; or unusual hoarseness.
  • Monopril may not work as well in black patients. They may also be at greater risk of side effects. Contact your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse.
  • Monopril may cause a dry, unproductive cough. If caused by Monopril, this symptom usually stops after treatment with Monopril is stopped.
  • Dehydration, excessive sweating, vomiting, or diarrhea may increase the risk of low blood pressure. Contact your health care provider at once if any of these occur.
  • Monopril may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Monopril. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time.
  • Rarely, Monopril may lower the ability of your body to fight infection. This risk may be greater if you have certain other health problems. Tell your doctor if you notice signs of infection like fever, sore throat, rash, or chills.
  • Check with your doctor before you use a salt substitute or a product that has potassium in it.
  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Monopril before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Patients who take medicine for high blood pressure often feel tired or run down for a few weeks after starting treatment. Be sure to take your medicine even if you may not feel "normal." Tell your doctor if you develop any new symptoms.
  • If you have high blood pressure, do not use nonprescription products that contain stimulants. These products may include diet pills or cold medicines. Contact your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.
  • Diabetes patients - Monopril may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely. Ask your doctor before you change the dose of your diabetes medicine.
  • Monopril may interfere with certain lab tests, including certain tests for digoxin blood level. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are taking Monopril.
  • Lab tests, including blood pressure, blood electrolyte levels, heart function, or kidney or liver function, may be performed while you use Monopril. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
  • Use Monopril with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects.
  • Monopril should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 6 years old and in children weighing less than 110 pounds (50 kg); safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY AND BREAST-FEEDING: Monopril may cause birth defects or fetal death if you take it while you are pregnant. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor right away. Monopril is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Monopril.
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Monopril side effects

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
  • Cough; dizziness; nausea.
  • Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
  • Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing or swallowing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the eyes, mouth, face, lips, throat, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); burning, numbness, or tingling; chest, jaw, or arm pain; confusion; decreased urination; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; memory problems; mental or mood changes; muscle pain or cramping; one-sided weakness; shortness of breath; slurred speech; stomach pain (with or without nausea or vomiting); sudden, severe nausea or vomiting; swelling; symptoms of infection (eg, fever, chills, persistent sore throat); symptoms of liver problems (eg, dark urine, loss of appetite, pale stools, stomach pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes); symptoms of low blood pressure (eg, fainting, severe dizziness, light-headedness); tremors; unusual sweating; vision changes.

  • This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
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    Compare prices at online shops

    infoPrices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of Monopril medicine in some well-known online stores.

    StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
    20 mg60 $93.00
    10 mg30 $55.43Canada, UK
    20 mg100 $75.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    10 mg112 $49.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    20 mg100 $75.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    40 mg90 $159.56Australia, Canada, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    10 mg / 12.5mg112 $49.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    10 mg100 $128.65Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
    20 mg100 $119.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Turkey, Singapore, UK, USA
    10 mg84 $105.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    20 mg80 $101.99Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    20 mg100 $115.00Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    40 mg90 $158.83Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    10 mg84 $109.55Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    20 mg100 $95.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA


    Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

    infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

    StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
    10 mg10 Tablet$0.90
    Fosinace 20 mg Tablet $0.16
    Fosinace 20mg Tablet $0.16
    FOSINACE 20MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $1.65
    FOSINACE tab 20 mg x 10's $1.65
    Fosinace 10 mg Tablet $0.09
    Fosinace 10mg Tablet $0.09
    FOSINACE tab 10 mg x 10's $0.90
    FOSINACE 10MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $0.91

    Monopril - Frequently asked Questions

    Can Monopril be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

    In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

    It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

    How should I take Monopril?

    Use Monopril as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

    • Take Monopril by mouth with or without food.
    • Do not take an antacid that has aluminum, magnesium, or simethicone in it within 2 hours before or 2 hours after you take Monopril.
    • Use Monopril on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it. Taking Monopril at the same time each day will help you remember to take it.
    • Continue to use Monopril even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
    • If you miss a dose of Monopril, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

    Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Monopril.

    Who should not take Monopril?

    Some medical conditions may interact with Monopril. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

    • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
    • if you are able to become pregnant
    • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
    • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
    • if you have a history of heart problems, blood vessel problems, blood flow problems, bone marrow problems, diabetes, or kidney or liver problems
    • if you have a history of stroke, recent heart attack, or kidney transplant
    • if you have an autoimmune disease (eg, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroderma)
    • if you are dehydrated or have low blood volume
    • if you have high blood potassium levels, low blood sodium levels, or are on a low-salt (sodium) diet
    • if you are receiving treatments to reduce sensitivity to bee or wasp stings
    • if you are having dialysis or apheresis, or are scheduled to have surgery or receive anesthesia
    • if you are taking another medicine to treat high blood pressure

    Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Monopril. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

    • Diuretics (eg, furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide) because the risk of low blood pressure may be increased
    • Everolimus or sirolimus because the risk of angioedema may be increased
    • Eplerenone, potassium-sparing diuretics (eg, spironolactone, triamterene), potassium supplements, or trimethoprim because the risk of high blood potassium levels may be increased
    • Aliskiren or angiotensin receptor blockers (eg, losartan) because the risk of certain side effects (eg, serious kidney problems, high blood potassium levels, low blood pressure) may be increased
    • Insulin, sulfonylureas (eg, glipizide), or other oral diabetes medicines (eg, metformin) because the risk of low blood sugar may be increased
    • Certain gold-containing medicines (eg, auranofin, sodium aurothiomalate) because flushing, nausea, vomiting, and low blood pressure may occur
    • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (eg, ibuprofen, indomethacin, celecoxib) because they may decrease fosinopril's effectiveness and the risk of kidney problems may be increased
    • Lithium because the risk of its side effects may be increased by Monopril

    This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Monopril may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

    Can Monopril be taken or consumed while pregnant?

    Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

    Can Monopril be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

    Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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    Information checked by Dr. Shikha Narang, MD Pharmacology