What should I know about fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide?

Fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide is a combination of two medications, an ACE inhibitor fosinopril and a diuretic, hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), that work together to lower blood pressure. It is important to take this medication regularly to receive maximum benefit. Fosinopril - hydrochlorothiazide may cause dizziness or lightheadedness. Alcohol, some medications and abruptly standing up may exacerbate these side effects. You should not drive or operate machinery until you know how fosinopril -hydrochlorothiazide affects you. Fosinopril -hydrochlorothiazide increases your skin's sensitivity to the sun, and you may burn more easily. You should wear sunscreen and protective clothing when outside, and avoid sun lamps and tanning beds. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids and avoid excessive sweating to stay hydrated. Fosinopril -hydrochlorothiazide causes serious birth defects and even death, during the second and third trimester. Do not take fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide if you are more than three months pregnant or if you are breastfeeding.

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