Monopril HCT is a combination medicine used to treat high blood pressure. It contains an ACE inhibitor (fosinopril) that relaxes blood vessels and a diuretic (hydrochlorothiazide) that prevents the body from absorbing too much salt.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Monopril HCT exactly as prescribed.
Don’t use Monopril HCT if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you have diabetes, do not take Monopril HCT together with medications that contain aliskiren (Tekturna, Tekamlo).
Before taking Monopril HCT, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
Common side effects of Monopril HCT include:
Contact your doctor if you experience these more serious side effects:
Are there any dietary restrictions to follow while on Monopril HCT?
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.