Who should not take fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide?

You should not take fosinopril -hydrochlorothiazide if you are allergic to any ingredients in fosinopril -hydrochlorothiazide or other ACE inhibitors and diuretics. You should also not take fosinopril -hydrochlorothiazide if previous ACE inhibitors have caused angioedema, a condition where the hands, face and mouth swell, and you experience difficulty breathing and swallowing. Do not use if you are taking dofetilide or ketanserin. Fosinopril -hydrochlorothiazide can also interact with many medications and supplements. Before starting fosinopril, you should discuss with your doctor any medications and supplements you are currently taking, and not take additional medications without talking to your doctor first. Fosinopril -hydrochlorothiazide can cause serious birth defects and death to an unborn child when used during the second or third trimester. You should not take fosinopril -hydrochlorothiazide if you are more than three months pregnant or are breastfeeding.

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