Fosinopril Sodium is a medicinal drug, which is the sodium salt of fosinopril, a phosphinic acid-containing angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor. It shows an antihypertensive activity. The active component is an ester prodrug that is hydrolysed to its active metabolite fosinoprilat. It acts by inhibiting angiotensin-converting enzyme so as to reduce the formation of the potent vasoconstrictor angiotensin II. It results in diminished vasopressor activity. It is made available in conventional tablet form.
Class of Drugs – An ACE inhibitor
Molecular Formula – C30H45NNaO7P
Molecular Weight - 585.6 g/mol
Working: This particular medicine is an ACE inhibitor type that treats high blood pressure by lowering high blood pressure. It prevents strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Fosinopril Sodium works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily through arteries.
Uses: Given Fosinopril Sodium conventional tablet is approved for the treatment of hypertension. It can be used alone or in combination with thiazide diuretics. It is also indicated in the management of heart failure as adjunctive therapy with including diuretics with or without digitalis. It helps prevent heart failure and strokes.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This mentioned active is an ACE inhibitor drug used in the popular brand medications as mentioned below:
- Monopril: 10 mg and 20 mg
- Accupril: 10 mg and 20 mg
- Altace: 10 mg and 20 mg
- Zestril: 10 mg and 20 mg
This medicine is contraindicated in the pregnant mother, it may prohibit the growth of fetus.