Uniretic Side Effects

Common side effects of Uniretic include dizziness, coughing, and fatigue. In most cases, reactions to this medicine are minor and either do not require treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. However, there are several problems that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider, including chest pain, unexplained swelling, or difficulty breathing.

An Introduction to Uniretic Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Uniretic® (moexipril/HCTZ) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Uniretic. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Uniretic

Uniretic has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, one group of people received Uniretic, while another group received a placebo (a "sugar pill" that does not contain any active ingredients). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the placebo.
In clinical studies, the most common side effects of Uniretic included:
  • Cough -- in up to 3.0 percent of people (see Uniretic Cough)
  • Dizziness -- up to 1.4 percent
  • Fatigue -- up to 1.0 percent.
Other common side effects that occurred in at least 1 percent of people included:
  • Upper respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold)
  • Headaches
  • Pain
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Sore throat
  • High uric acid in the blood, which may cause symptoms of gout
  • Diarrhea
  • Back pain
  • Nasal and sinus congestion
  • Abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG) or abnormal heartbeats
  • Infections, including urinary tract infections (bladder infections)
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Chest pain
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia)
  • Low blood potassium levels (hypokalemia)
  • Rash
  • A spinning sensation (vertigo)
  • Nausea
  • Increased muscle tension (hypertonia)
  • Increases in certain liver enzymes
  • Impotence (erectile dysfunction, or ED)
  • Swelling of the hands, legs, ankles, or feet
  • Fever.
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