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Univasc Side Effects

Generic Name: moexipril

Note: This document contains side effect information about moexipril. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Univasc.

In Summary

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

For the Consumer

Applies to moexipril: oral tablet

Along with its needed effects, moexipril (the active ingredient contained in Univasc) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking moexipril:

Less common

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

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


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


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]


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]


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]


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


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]


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]


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


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


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


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]


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


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


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


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

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

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.