Advertisement

Can I use fosinopril if I am on insulin?

If you are using insulin or any other medication for the treatment of diabetes, be cautious about taking fosinopril, a blood pressure medication. Fosinopril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, a class of medications that can enhance insulin sensitivity and make you more likely to develop low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Before you start taking fosinopril, make sure your doctor knows you're on antidiabetic medication. If you take fosinopril, you may need to monitor your blood sugar especially closely.

Continue Learning about ACE Inhibitor

Do ACE inhibitors have any drug interactions?
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, MDDr. Darria Long Gillespie, MD
If you are taking the following drugs, ACE inhibitors can lead to side effects and should be avoided...
More Answers
What are ACE inhibitors?
HealthyWomenHealthyWomen
Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) stop producti...
More Answers
How effective are ACE inhibitors for managing diabetes?
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, MDDr. Darria Long Gillespie, MD
People with diabetes should have a blood pressure goal of 140/90 or less. ARBs (angiotensin receptor...
More Answers
What effects do ARBs and ACE inhibitors have on the aging process?
Mark C. Houston, MDMark C. Houston, MD
Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are used...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.