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Are there any risks in taking Fosinopril?

Fosinopril should not be taken during pregnancy, as it can cause harm to the fetus. If fosinopril is combined with other activities or medications that lower blood pressure, the risk for kidney failure increases. For instance, drinking alcohol, excessive sweating and dehydration all contribute to low blood pressure. Extremely low blood pressure can cause a number of complications, including fainting, a deficiency of electrolytes and kidney failure. While taking fosinopril, your risk for these complications increases especially along with diuretic use, vomiting and diarrhea. Dietary considerations are also important while taking fosinopril, as both potassium and sodium intakes affect blood pressure.

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