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[Generic Name: Moexipril moe-EX-i-pril]

Drug class: angiotensin-transforming enzyme inhibitors

There is no evidence that the Univasc brand name was taken off the market across the U.S. If generic versions of this drug are approved by the FDA, it is possible that there are alternatives that are generic.

What is Univasc?

Univasc can be described as an ACE inhibitor. ACE stands for angiotensin-converting enzyme.Univasc helps treat hypertension (hypertension).Univasc can also be used for reasons not mentioned in this guideline.

Side effects of Universal

Contact a medical professional immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms or warning signs of an allergic reaction, such as hives, stomach pain, breathing difficulties, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Univasc can cause severe adverse reactions. Consult your physician immediately if you suffer from:

  • A lightheaded sensation, similar to what you're passing out;
  • An abrupt weakness or feeling of ill-health; fever; chills; sore throat; sores in the mouth; pain; cough; difficulty breathing;
  • Minimal or no urination little or no urination
  • High potassium levels: nausea, a slow or abnormal pulse rate, weakening, or loss of mobility.

Common adverse reactions to Univasc could be:

  • Cough and runny noses;
  • Migraine, fatigue, dizziness;
  • Increased urination
  • Diarrhea;
  • Muscle pain;
  • Minor facial thermic or itching on the skin.

This list does not constitute an exhaustive listing of possible side effects; others may occur as well. Please consult your physician if experiencing side effects that are concerning. For reporting purposes, contact 1-800-FDA-1088.


Avoid using it if you are expecting. If you are pregnant, discontinue taking Univasc and notify your doctor immediately.

If you suffer from diabetes, take care not to take Univasc in conjunction with any other medication containing the ingredient aliskiren (Amturnide, Tekturna, or Tekamlo).

Prior to use this drug

Univasc should not be taken if you are allergic to benazepril, captopril, enalapril, fosinopril, lisinopril, perindopril quinapril ramipril or trandolapril or similar medications.If you suffer from diabetes, take care not to take Univasc in conjunction with any other medication containing the ingredient aliskiren (Amturnide, Tekturna, or Tekamlo).

It is also possible to stay clear of taking Univasc along with Aliskiren when you have kidney problems.

To ensure Univasc is appropriate for you, consult your doctor if you suffer from:

  • Kidney disease (or if you're taking dialysis)
  • The liver condition;
  • Heart disease and congestive heart failure;
  • If you're on a-diet that is low in salt,
  • A connective tissue disorder like Marfan syndrome Sjogren's syndrome, Lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis

Do not take this medicine in the event that you are expecting. If you are pregnant, stop taking this medication and inform your doctor promptly. Univasc could cause death or injury to the baby's unborn when taken during the third or second trimester.

It isn't known if moexipril is absorbed into breast milk or whether it is harmful to a nursing infant. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding your baby.

How to take Univasc?

Follow all the instructions on the prescription label. Your doctor might modify your dosage. Don't take Univasc in greater or less quantities or for longer periods than prescribed.Univasc is generally taken 1 hour prior to meals.

Contact your physician if you are experiencing persistent diarrhea as well. Also, tell your doctor if you notice that you are sweating more than normal. You could easily get dehydrated when you take Univasc. This could lead to lower blood pressure, electrolyte imbalances, or kidney failure.

When using Univasc, it is possible that you will require regular blood tests at the doctor's office. Your blood pressure is likely to be regularly checked.If you are in need of surgery, inform the surgeon in advance that you're using Univasc. It is possible that you will need to stop taking the medication for a short period of time.

If you're being treated for high blood pressure, continue the medication, even if you feel good. A high blood pressure can have no signs. As your blood pressure fluctuates throughout life, medications to bring it down may become necessary.Keep it at room temperature, free of heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

You should take the dose you missed as quickly as you can remember. Do not take any missed doses if you are nearing the time for the next dose. Don't take an additional dose to compensate for a missed one.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Avoid using potassium supplements or salt substitutes when you are taking Univasc unless your physician has advised you to.Do not get up too quickly from a lying or sitting posture, as you might get dizzy. Make sure to get up slowly and steadily to avoid falling.

Interaction with other drugs

Inform your doctor about all the medicines you are currently taking and all you are about to start or stop using, in particular:

  • Lithium;
  • A blood thinner like warfarin, Coumadin, or
  • A diuretic, or "water pill";
  • Gold injections for the treatment of joint pain;
  • These are nsaids (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs): aspirin, Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), as well as celecoxib, diclofenac (also known as indomethacin), diclofe, and many others.
  • A potassium supplement like K-Dur, Klor-Con,
  • Salt substitutes containing potassium.

This list isn't complete. Other drugs can interact with moexipril. These include medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. The interactions of all potential drugs are included in this guideline for medication.



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