How does Fosinopril interact with other medications and foods?

Inform your doctor of any medications you are taking before you start taking fosinopril, as reactions with other drugs may reduce fosinopril's effectiveness or cause more serious complications. Fosinopril has been known to react to the following drugs:
  • Lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith),
  • Arthritis treatments in the form of gold injections,
  • Diuretics (water pills that cause more frequent urination),
  • Potassium supplements (K-Dur or Klor-Con), and
  • Salt substitutes containing potassium.
Because sodium and potassium intake affect blood pressure, make sure to tell your doctor roughly how much of each are included in your diet. Tell your doctor about any herbal supplements, vitamins or over-the-counter medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen. If you wish to start a new medication while taking fosinopril, check with your doctor to make sure it is safe.

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