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Side Effects of Moexipril

Although most people are able to take moexipril without any problems, side effects are possible. The most commonly reported side effects of this drug include cough, sore throat, dizziness, and diarrhea. In rare cases, serious reactions may develop, such as an abnormal heart rhythm, chest pain, or jaundice. If you develop any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Moexipril

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

Serious Moexipril Side Effects

Some moexipril side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Chest pain
  • Feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (heart palpitations)
  • An abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, throat, hands, or feet
  • Unexplained blisters or peeling of the skin
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting
  • Decreased urine production
  • Stomach pain
  • Signs of liver problems, including:
    • Dark urine
    • Loss of appetite
    • Fatigue or excessive tiredness
    • Pain in the right upper part of the stomach
    • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
  • Signs of anemia or other blood cell problems, such as:
    • Fatigue or extreme weakness or tiredness
    • Pale skin color
    • High fever, sore throat, or aches and pains, which may be signs of an infection
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.
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