Fosinopril review

Hypertension is a fearful condition. It paralyzes a person’s normal routine and is also a certified risk factor for heart attack. Hypertension usually happens at an older age but young people can also become vulnerable to this condition, especially if they do not mind their health well. To help relieve the symptoms of hypertension, there are several medicines available in the market. Such medicines are put under one umbrella that is called ACE or angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor. Fosinopril is a drug under that umbrella. Fosinopril’s only difference to other drugs is that it contains phosphonate.

Fosinopril is marketed worldwide by pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb. It is sold under the brand name Monopril. Fosinopril is used alone or in combination with other drugs to help alleviate the symptoms of high blood pressure. It is also useful in treating several types of heart failure. Its point of action is in the blood vessels. Fosinopril reduces the chemicals that tighten the blood vessel so blood flows smoothly and the heart works efficiently.

Fosinopril is a prescription medicine. It cannot be taken without competent supervision. Before starting a Fosinopril treatment, it is important that you have discussed each factor that may affect its effectiveness. Your doctor would usually ask about your medical history during consultations. If you have allergy to Fosinopril and to its other components, using it for your case may be impossible. This drug is also contraindicated to patients with lupus, diabetes, scleroderma, liver disease, or kidney ailment. Under such circumstance, your doctor may require a different dosage or a different drug altogether.

Fosinopril is administered orally. It comes in tablet form that is usually taken once or twice a day depending on your level of affliction. You must take your medicine at about the same time each day to avoid missing your doses. Missing a dose would lessen the effectiveness of Fosinopril. If you missed a dose, you must take it as soon as you realize you have missed. If, however, it is too close to your next dosing schedule, you may discard the missed dose instead to avoid drug overdose. Usually, doctors start on low doses, which are increased gradually, depending on how your body reacts to the medicine. Do not make any movement in your dosage unless it is your doctor who directed it.

Using Fosinopril as a treatment may come with several side effects. Dizziness, diarrhea, vomiting, headache, and weakness usually go away as soon as your body is able to adjust to the medicine. If they persist or become bothersome at any point, that is a totally different story and certainly needs your doctor’s attention. Other alarming signs that you must watch out for include hoarseness, breathing difficulty, fainting, and yellowing of the skin. Make sure that you are in constant communication with a qualified physician while under Fosinopril treatment. Your doctor needs to monitor your progress with the drug and ensure that you are safe with it. He can only do that if you submit yourself for regular check-ups.

Fosinopril has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of fosinopril

• Molecular formula of fosinopril is C30H46NO7P
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 4-cyclohexyl-1-[2-[(2-methyl-1-propanoyloxy-propoxy)-(4-phenylbutyl) phosphoryl]acetyl]-pyrrolidine-2-carboxylic acid
• Molecular weight is 563.663 g/mol
Fosinopril available : 10mg tablets, 20mg tablets, 40mg tablets

Brand name(s): Acecor, Monopril, Secorvas, Staril

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