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Fosinopril-Hydrochlorothiazide Uses

Fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide is used to lower blood pressure. It works by relaxing the blood vessels and reducing blood volume. Because fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide is a combination of two medications, it has been shown to cause a greater drop in blood pressure than if either medication is used alone. There are currently no universally accepted off-label fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide uses.

What Is Fosinopril-Hydrochlorothiazide Used For?

Fosinopril sodium-hydrochlorothiazide (Monopril®-HCT) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to control high blood pressure (hypertension).
 
Fosinopril-Hydrochlorothiazide for High Blood Pressure
A blood pressure reading consists of two numbers -- for example: 120/80. The top number is known as the systolic blood pressure and the bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure. High blood pressure is defined as an average blood pressure higher than 140/90, with multiple blood pressure readings.
 
Based on clinical studies, fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide has been shown to significantly lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The higher the dose of fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide, the greater the drop in blood pressure tended to be. By lowering blood pressure, fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide can decrease the risk of developing health problems (such as a stroke, heart disease, or congestive heart failure) that occur with long-term high blood pressure (see Effects of High Blood Pressure). However, fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide is not a cure for high blood pressure.
 
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Fosinopril Sodium-Hydrochlorothiazide

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