USE IN PREGNANCY
When used in pregnancy during the second and third trimesters, ACE inhibitors can cause injury and even death to the developing fetus. When pregnancy is detected, MONOPRIL-HCT should be discontinued as soon as possible. See WARNINGS: Fetal/Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality.
Fosinopril is converted to fosinoprilat by hepatic cleavage of the ester group. Fosinoprilat, the active metabolite of fosinopril, is a non-sulfhydryl angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic.
MONOPRIL-HCT (fosinopril sodium-hydrochlorothiazide tablets) is indicated for the treatment of hypertension.
These fixed dose combinations are not indicated for initial therapy. (See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION.)
In using MONOPRIL-HCT, consideration should be given to the fact that another angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, captopril, has caused agranulocytosis, particularly in patients with renal impairment or collagen-vascular disease. Available data are insufficient to show that fosinopril does not have a similar risk (see WARNINGS: Neutropenia/Agranulocytosis).
ACE inhibitors (for which adequate data are available) cause a higher rate of angioedema in black than in non-black patients (see WARNINGS: Head and Neck Angioedema and Intestinal Angioedema).
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