Uniretic Warnings and Precautions

To help minimize potential risks, talk to your healthcare provider about safety precautions associated with Uniretic, including warnings of potential drug interactions, allergic reactions, and the risk of developing certain side effects. Also, you may not be able to take Uniretic safely if you have certain health conditions, such as kidney disease, heart problems, or diabetes.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Uniretic® (moexipril/HCTZ) if you have:
 
  • Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Heart problems, including congestive heart failure (CHF), angina (chest pain), and aortic stenosis
  • A history of a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA or "mini-stroke")
  • Scleroderma
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE for short)
  • A history of electrolyte problems, such as low blood sodium (hyponatremia) or high blood potassium (hyperkalemia)
  • Restrictions for a low-salt diet or have to use salt substitutes
  • Diabetes
  • A personal or family history of angioedema, which is swelling beneath the skin
  • Gout
  • Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
  • Asthma
  • Increased activity of the parathyroid gland
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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