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ANGIOTENSIN CONVERTING ENZYME INHIBITOR (ACE INHIBITOR)-ORAL (cont.)

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Inform your doctor about all the medicine you use (both prescription and nonprescription), especially if you take: lithium, potassium supplements, potassium-sparing "water pills" (e.g., amiloride) or other "water pills"/diuretics, trimethoprim-containing medications (e.g., sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim), high blood pressure drugs, NSAIDs (aspirin-like drugs). Avoid "stimulant" drugs that may increase your heart rate such as decongestants or caffeine. Decongestants are commonly found in over-the-counter cough-and-cold medicines. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include dizziness, unconsciousness, decrease in the amount of urine, or muscle weakness.

NOTES: It is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly while taking this medication. Learn how to monitor your blood pressure. Discuss this with your doctor. Lab tests may be performed to monitor your progress.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

STORAGE: Store this medication at room temperature at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Brief storage between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) is permitted. Keep all medications away from children and pets.


Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005



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