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Can Univasc interact with other drugs?

Univasc contains the active ingredient moexipril, which can interact with certain other medications and supplements. Some of the remedies it may interact with include:
  • diuretics (water pills)
  • other blood pressure medications
  • lithium (Lithobid)
  • potassium supplements
  • potassium-containing salt substitutes
  • vitamin supplements
  • injectable gold (sodium aurothiomalate)
  • immunotherapy for insect allergies
Univasc is a type of drug known as an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. In patients who are elderly, on diuretic therapy, or who have impaired kidney function, taking an ACE inhibitor such as Univasc along with a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID, (such as ibuprofen, naproxen and celecoxib) can cause kidney damage or kidney failure. These problems usually can be reversed if you stop using the drug combination.

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