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Moexipril Side Effects

In Summary

More frequently reported side effects include: cough and dizziness. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

For the Consumer

Applies to moexipril: oral tablet

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by moexipril. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking moexipril:

Less common:
  • Blurred vision
  • chills
  • confusion
  • cough
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • fever
  • headache
  • joint pain
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle aches and pains
  • nausea
  • runny nose
  • shivering
  • sore throat
  • sweating
  • trouble sleeping
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting

Minor Side Effects

Some of the side effects that can occur with moexipril may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

More common:
  • Dry cough
Less common:
  • Body aches or pain
  • congestion
  • difficulty moving
  • dizziness
  • feeling of warmth
  • hoarseness
  • muscle cramping
  • muscle stiffness
  • rash
  • redness of the face, neck, arms, and upper chest
  • swollen joints
  • tender, swollen glands in the neck
  • trouble swallowing
  • voice changes

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to moexipril: oral tablet

General

The most commonly reported adverse effects considered to be related to use of this drug were headache, cough, dizziness, fatigue, flushing, and rash.[Ref]

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Fatigue, flu syndrome, pain, peripheral edema, chest pain
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Fever
Rare (less than 0.1%): Malaise[Ref]

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Cough, pharyngitis, upper respiratory tract infection, rhinitis, sinusitis
Rare (less than 0.1%): Bronchospasm, dyspnea
Frequency not reported: Eosinophilic pneumonitis[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Diarrhea, dyspepsia, nausea
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Abdominal pain, constipation, vomiting
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Dry mouth
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Pancreatitis
Frequency not reported: Intestinal angioedema[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache, dizziness
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Cerebrovascular accident, transient ischemic attack, syncope
Rare (less than 0.1%): Numbness, paresthesia, balance disturbance, drowsiness, tingling sensations, alteration or transient loss of taste, tinnitus[Ref]

Renal

Common (1% to 10%): Serum creatinine increased, BUN increased
Rare (less than 0.1%): Acute renal failure, renal insufficiency[Ref]

Dermatologic

Common (1% to 10%): Rash
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, pruritus, urticaria, erythema multiforme, psoriasis-like efflorescence, pemphigus, alopecia
Rare (less than 0.1%): Angioedema
Frequency not reported: Sweating, photosensitivity[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Common (1% to 10%): Flushing
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, rhythm disorder, tachycardia, palpitation, hypotension
Frequency not reported: Symptomatic hypotension, postural hypotension[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Common (1% to 10%): Myalgia
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Arthralgia[Ref]

Genitourinary

Common (1% to 10%): Urinary frequency
Rare (less than 0.1%): Impotence
Frequency not reported: Oliguria[Ref]

Metabolic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Appetite loss, uric acid elevated
Rare (less than 0.1%): Hyperkalemia
Frequency not reported: Hyponatremia[Ref]

Hematologic

Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Anemia, neutropenia, eosinophilia, thrombocytopenia
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Pancytopenia, agranulocytosis, hemolytic anemia in patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, hemoglobin decreased, hematocrit decreased, platelets decreased, white cell count decreased[Ref]

Psychiatric

Rare (less than 0.1%): Confusion, depression, sleep disturbances
Frequency not reported: Nervousness, mood changes, anxiety[Ref]

Ocular

Rare (less than 0.1%): Vision blurred[Ref]

Hepatic

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Hepatitis, liver enzymes elevated, serum bilirubin elevated[Ref]

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

2. "Product Information. Univasc (moexipril)." Schwarz Pharma, Mequon, WI.

Not all side effects for moexipril may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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