Monopril Hctz

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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 Hctz before taking it.

Monopril Hctz

What is Monopril Hctz

Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention.
Monopril Hctz is in a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme. Monopril Hctz lowers blood pressure and also relieves symptoms of fluid retention.
Hydrochlorothiazide and Monopril Hctz is a combination medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).
Hydrochlorothiazide and Monopril Hctz may also be used for purposes not listed in Monopril Hctz guide.

Monopril Hctz side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; severe stomach pain; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
  • pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding;
  • fever, swollen gums, painful mouth sores, pain when swallowing, cold or flu symptoms;
  • high potassium--slow heart rate, weak pulse, muscle weakness, tingly feeling;
  • low potassium--confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling;
  • low levels of sodium--headache, confusion, slurred speech, severe weakness, vomiting, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady; or
  • severe skin reaction--fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling.

Common side effects may include:
  • headache, dizziness;
  • cough; or
  • tired feeling.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
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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 Hctz medicine in some well-known online stores.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
20 -12.5mg90 $187.11Australia, Canada, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
10 -12.5mg112 $115.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
20 -12.5mg84 $115.00Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
20 -12.5mg90 $158.83Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
10 -12.5mg112 $65.20Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA

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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

Monopril Hctz - Frequently asked Questions

Can Monopril Hctz 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.

Who should not take Monopril Hctz?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to hydrochlorothiazide or Monopril Hctz, or if:

  • you are unable to urinate; or

  • you are allergic to any other ACE inhibitor, such as benazepril, captopril, enalapril, lisinopril, quinapril, ramipril, trandolapril, and others.

If you have diabetes, do not use hydrochlorothiazide and Monopril Hctz together with any medication that contains aliskiren.

You may also need to avoid taking hydrochlorothiazide and Monopril Hctz with aliskiren if you have kidney disease.

To make sure hydrochlorothiazide and Monopril Hctz is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis);

  • liver disease;

  • congestive heart failure;

  • gout;

  • lupus;

  • diabetes; or

  • an allergy to sulfa drugs or penicillin.

FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use if you are pregnant. Stop using and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Hydrochlorothiazide and Monopril Hctz can cause injury or death to the unborn baby if you take the medicine during your second or third trimester. Use effective birth control.

Hydrochlorothiazide and Monopril Hctz can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.

How should I take Monopril Hctz?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Conditions that may cause very low blood pressure include: vomiting, diarrhea, heavy sweating, heart disease, dialysis, a low-salt diet, or taking diuretics (water pills). Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink while taking hydrochlorothiazide and Monopril Hctz. Tell your doctor if you have a prolonged illness that causes diarrhea or vomiting.

Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. Your blood and urine may also be tested if you have been vomiting or are dehydrated. Visit your doctor regularly.

Keep using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using hydrochlorothiazide and Monopril Hctz. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.

What other drugs will affect Monopril Hctz?

Other drugs may interact with hydrochlorothiazide and Monopril Hctz, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

Can Monopril Hctz be taken or consumed while pregnant?

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

Can Monopril Hctz 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