What should I know about moexipril before taking it?

Before taking moexipril, give your doctor your complete medical history, including any medications or supplements you are taking, and any medical conditions you have or have ever had. It is especially important to notify your doctor if you have, or have had, any of the following conditions:
  • angioedema
  • heart disease
  • congestive heart failure
  • hyponatremia
  • kidney disease
  • receiving dialysis
  • diabetes
  • liver disease
  • connective tissue disease
  • lupus
  • Marfan syndrome
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • scleroderma
  • Sjogren's syndrome
Call your doctor if you develop dehydration or diarrhea while taking moexipril, since this may affect the level of medication in your body. It's very important to tell your doctor if you are pregnant. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified moexipril as a pregnancy Category D drug during second and third trimesters, meaning that the medication can harm an unborn baby and cause birth defects. Moexipril is classified as a pregnancy Category C drug during the first trimester, meaning that it is not known whether an unborn baby may be harmed by the drug during the first trimester. Although there are insufficient studies on whether the medication passes into breast milk, a woman should discuss with her doctor the potential risks to her baby of breastfeeding while using moexipril.

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