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Warnings and precautions with fosinopril can relate to issues such as allergic reactions, drug interactions, and increased risk of infection. There are a number of conditions where taking fosinopril is not recommended, as well as several precautions people should be aware of while taking the medication. Prior to taking fosinopril, you should talk to your healthcare provider if you have certain medical conditions, such as heart disease, liver disease, or diabetes.
Fosinopril: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Prior to taking fosinopril sodium (Monopril®), you should tell your healthcare provider if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure, aortic stenosis, or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Liver disease, including cirrhosis
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE)
- A personal or family history of angioedema, which is swelling under the skin
- Any allergies, including allergies to ACE inhibitors, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant (see Fosinopril and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding
- Are on dialysis
- Will be undergoing surgery or anesthesia.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.