Advertisement

How does fosinopril work?

Fosinopril is a medication used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Its brand name is Monopril. This medication is used both alone and with other medications. This drug’s part of a group called ACE inhibitors. “ACE” is short for angiotensin-converting enzyme. These drugs work by decreasing certain chemicals that tighten blood vessels. This allows blood to flow more smoothly. The heart can then pump blood more efficiently. Fosinopril also treats heart failure.

Continue Learning about ACE Inhibitor

why are ace inhibitor medications beneficial if i have diabetes ?
American Diabetes AssociationAmerican Diabetes Association
An angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor is an oral medicine that lowers blood pressure. For...
More Answers
do ace inhibitors have any drug interactions ?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
If you are taking the following drugs, ACE inhibitors can lead to side effects and should be avoided...
More Answers
how effective are ace inhibitors for managing diabetes ?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
People with diabetes should have a blood pressure goal of 140/90 or less. ARBs (angiotensin receptor...
More Answers
how effective are ace inhibitors for managing heart failure ?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
The many available ACE inhibitors are equally effective for patients with systolic heart failure. AC...
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.