Univasc Side Effects

In clinical trials, the most commonly reported side effect of Univasc was a cough, occurring in up to 6.1 percent of people taking the drug. Other common reactions included fatigue, dizziness, and diarrhea. If you develop any potentially serious side effects while using this blood pressure medication, such as chest pain, seek immediate medical attention.

An Introduction to Univasc Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Univasc® (moexipril hydrochloride) 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 many 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 Univasc. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Univasc

Univasc has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, one group of people received Univasc, while another group was given a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredients). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the group taking the placebo.
In clinical studies, the most common side effects of Univasc included:
  • Cough -- in up to 6.1 percent of people
  • Dizziness -- up to 4.3 percent
  • Diarrhea -- up to 3.1 percent
  • Flu-like symptoms -- up to 3.1 percent
  • Fatigue -- up to 2.4 percent
  • Sore throat -- up to 1.8 percent
  • Flushing (a sudden redness and warmth of the face and neck) -- up to 1.6 percent
  • Rash -- up to 1.6 percent
  • Muscle aches -- up to 1.3 percent.
The cough that many people experience is typically a dry, hacking cough. This side effect is common with all angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors) like Univasc (see Univasc Cough).
Other common Univasc side effects that occurred in at least 1 percent of people included:
  • Headache
  • Upper respiratory tract infection (such as the common cold)
  • Pain
  • Stuffy nose
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Swelling of the hands, legs, ankles, or feet
  • Frequent urination.
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