"Monopril" instructions for use characterize as a drug that has a vasodilator effect. It is used to treat hypertension and heart failure, but already as an auxiliary.
This synthetic drug, the main active ingredient of which is sodium fosinopril, is available in the form of tablets. Each tablet contains up to 20 mg of active substance. The drug comes into the pharmacy network in cardboard packages, inside of which there are 28 tablets. There are mini-packages - there are only 10 of them.
Monopril tablets are a fairly strong medicine, so they can be used for treatment only on the advice of a doctor. The use of this drug has a number of limitations.
Monopril is intended for internal use, the dosage for which is determined by the attending physician. It is advisable to start taking the drug with the lowest dose, which is 1 mg. Then, following the prescription of the doctor, you can gradually increase the dosage. However, taking a monopril (instructions for use warns about this), you should carefully monitor that there is no overdose, as a result of which the pressure may drop significantly, and there may be swelling. In this case, you should cancel the drug. In case of a serious overdose, it is necessary to rinse the affected stomach and deliver it to the hospital.
Most drugs have contraindications. Not an exception and the drug "Monopril". The instruction contains information about this.
- Pregnancy and lactation. From the use of the drug in recent months of pregnancy, the fetus may die.
- Hypersensitivity to any components of the drug.
- Low blood pressure.
- Kidney disease.
For chronic diseases, use the drug carefully.
The use of the drug may lead to cardiovascular system arrhythmia and angina, as well as flushes of blood to the head, anemia and fainting.
From the digestive tract can be expected constipation, dry mouth and nausea, as well as loss of appetite and weight changes.
Skin can react with various forms of allergy.
From the side of the central nervous system may appear lethargic, headache and insomnia, as well as a state of general weakness and anxiety. Cases of memory and confusion, ischemic disorders and stroke are frequent.
On the part of other vital systems of the body - urinary, hematopoietic and respiratory - there can also be various negative reactions to the use of the drug "Monopril". Instructions for use describe them in detail. We can expect a change in laboratory indicators.
In a word, monopril, providing a powerful therapeutic effect, requires strict and regular monitoring of the doctor.
Among other things, there are special instructions for the use of the drug "Monopril". Instruction for use informs that women of childbearing age who take the medicine must take care of reliable contraception.
Work with complex mechanisms and driving vehicles at the beginning of treatment is not recommended, because it is possible the occurrence of dizziness (especially if taking monopril combined with a diuretic effect).
The storage conditions for the medical preparation "Monopril" are standard. Like many other medicines, it should be stored in a dry, dark place. However, you should make sure that this place is not accessible to children. Room temperature will be optimal for storage. After three years of the acceptable shelf life of the drug, it can not be used.