Can I take fosinopril if I have kidney disease?

If you have kidney disease, you should be cautious about taking the blood pressure medication fosinopril. This drug is what is called an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor; if you have kidney disease, ACE inhibitors can reduce the number of white blood cells you have. Kidney disease can raise the risk of other fosinopril side effects, as well. If your doctor prescribes fosinopril, he or she will probably closely monitor your blood count before and during treatment with fosinopril.

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