Precautions and Warnings With Moexipril
Before using moexipril, let your healthcare provider know if you have heart, liver, or kidney disease. Moexipril carries many risks, so reviewing the warnings and precautions can help ensure that this blood pressure medicine is a safe and effective treatment for you. Certain people should avoid it entirely, including those who have a history of angioedema related to previous ACE inhibitor treatment.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking moexipril hydrochloride (Univasc®) if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure (CHF) or aortic stenosis
- Ever had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA or "mini-stroke")
- Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE for short)
- Been told you have high blood potassium (hyperkalemia) or use salt substitutes
- A personal or family history of angioedema, which is swelling beneath the skin
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.