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fosinopril

 [fo-sin´o-pril]
an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor administered orally as the sodium salt to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure.

fosinopril

/fo·sin·o·pril/ (fo-sin´o-pril) an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor administered orally as the sodium salt to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure.

fosinopril

an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor. It inhibits the formation of the hormone angiotensin II, which is a powerful vasoconstrictor that also stimulates the release of the sodium-retaining hormone aldosterone.
indications It is prescribed alone or in combination for the treatment of high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and left ventricular dysfunction following myocardial infarction.
contraindications It should not be given to patients with allergy to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. It should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases or diabetes or with potassium-containing products.
adverse effects The side effects most often reported include "first-dose effect," including dizziness and fainting caused by lowered blood pressure, persistent dry nonproductive cough, depression, headache, palpitations, breathing difficulty, and fluid retention.

fosinopril

An ANGIOTENSIN CONVERTING ENZME (ACE) inhibitor drug used to treat HEART FAILURE and high blood pressure (HYPERTENSION). A brand name is Staril.

fosinopril

(fosin´ōpril),
n brand name: Monopril;
drug class: angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor;
action: selectively suppresses renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system;
uses: hypertension alone or in combination with thiazide di-uretics.