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Common Reactions to Moexipril

Common Side Effects

Moexipril has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, one group of people received moexipril, 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 moexipril 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), including moexipril (see Univasc Cough).
Other common reactions to moexipril 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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