Monopril review

Monopril is a drug for high blood pressure. It may be effective when used solely or combined with other drugs for high blood pressure. Minopril is also advised for cases of heart failure.

Monopril prevents the conversion of angiotensin I, a chemical in the blood which can turn into a potent substance increase the water and salt retention in the body. Minopril can also enhance the flow of blood in the circulatory system.

Monopril is initially given at 10 milligrams once a day, which can be in combination with a diuretic. After the blood pressure is improved, the dosage can be increased up to 40 milligrams a day in one dose. Doctors may recommend dividing the daily intake into a couple smaller doses.

Monopril is best taken an hour before the user takes a meal, although it can be used after meals as well. If possible, diuretic is stopped right before using Monopril. If this is not the case, the doctor usually gives a dose of 10 milligrams under close supervision before further medications are given.

For those who have kidney problems, the initial dose is 5 milligrams.

In order to be effective, Monopril should be taken according to the dosing schedule prescribed by a doctor. Since the blood pressure takes a while before it decline, it can take a couple of weeks before the effectiveness of Monopril becomes more apparent. Users should continue using Monopril even if they feeling better. It must be remembered, though, that Monopril is not a treatment for high blood pressure, as the drug is mainly used for management of blood pressure.

Monopril may exhibit rare cases of side effects on its users. If any of these symptoms persist, users should contact their doctors immediately. Only a doctor can say if continued taking of Monopril is safe or not for a certain user.

Some of the side effects of Monopril include cough, vomiting, dizziness, and nausea especially when it is taken for high blood pressure. When it is taken for heart failure, some of the side effects are cough, vomiting, dizziness, and nausea.

Those who are allergic to Monopril as well as other ACE inhibitors like Zestril and Accupril should not take this medication. Always make sure that the physician is well aware of any allergy to drugs that the patient has experienced in the past.

If the user develops fever or sore throat while using Monopril, he or she should contact a physician immediately since it may indicate a more complicated illness.

The same goes for those who develop swelling in their throat, face, arms, legs, and lips, or those who have problems swallowing.

Doctors should be informed about the user’s medical history such as previous cases of liver and kidney problems. If the user notices that his or her skin is becoming yellow, it is also advised that he or she stop using Monopril.

Those who have heart failure should take Monopril under close supervision from a doctor. The physician will closely monitor the user’s progress during the first weeks of treatment.

Monopril has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of monopril

• Molecular formula of monopril 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
Monopril available : 10mg tablets, 20mg tablets and 40mg tablets

Generic name: Fosinopril

Brand name(s): Acecor, Secorvas, Staril

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