Monopril is an ACE inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure or heart failure. It works by relaxing blood vessels and decreasing blood volume.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Monopril exactly as prescribed.
Don’t use Monopril if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you have diabetes, do not take Monopril together with medications that contain aliskiren (Tekturna, Tekamlo).
Before taking Monopril, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
Tell your doctor about any other medication you take, especially:
Common side effects of Monopril include:
Contact your doctor if you experience these more serious side effects:
Are there any dietary restrictions to follow while on Monopril?
Alcohol can cause a dangerous drop in blood pressure, and may increase side effects like dizziness. You should also avoid salt substitutes that contain potassium and potassium supplements, which can cause a dangerous amount of potassium to build up in the body.