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Can I take fosinopril if I have scleroderma?

If you have scleroderma, you should be cautious about taking fosinopril, a blood pressure medication. Fosinopril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor; these drugs are known to cause low white blood cell counts in people with scleroderma. This problem is most likely if you also have kidney disease.

If your doctor prescribes fosinopril for you, he or she will probably monitor your blood counts closely.

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