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Brand Names: Univasc

Generic Name: moexipril (Pronunciation: moe EX i pril)

What is moexipril (Univasc)?

Moexipril is in a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme.

Moexipril is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).

Moexipril may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Moexipril 15 mg-APO

round, white, imprinted with APO, MOE 15

Moexipril 15 mg-TEV

oval, pink, imprinted with 93, 5150

Moexipril 7.5 mg-APO

round, white, imprinted with APO, MOE 7.5

Moexipril 7.5 mg-TEV

oval, pink, imprinted with 17

Univasc 15 mg

round, pink, imprinted with 715, SP 15

Univasc 7.5 mg

round, pink, imprinted with 707, SP 7.5

What are the possible side effects of moexipril (Univasc)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; severe stomach pain; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • feeling light-headed, fainting;
  • urinating more or less than usual, or not at all;
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • tired feeling, muscle weakness, and pounding or uneven heartbeats;
  • chest pain;
  • swelling, rapid weight gain; or
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Less serious side effects may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about moexipril (Univasc)?

Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of moexipril.

Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking moexipril, unless your doctor has told you to.

Vomiting, diarrhea, or heavy sweating can cause you to become dehydrated. This can lead to very low blood pressure, electrolyte disorders, or kidney failure while you are taking moexipril. Drink plenty of water each while you are taking this medication.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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