Can You Get a Univasc Prescription Online?
Do you have high blood pressure? If so, you may have heard about or been prescribed Univasc and you may be wondering if you can you get a Univasc prescription online?
First, let’s talk about what Univasc is, how it works, the benefits and risks, and other considerations and precautions of Univasc. Then we’ll discuss how to get a Univasc prescription online.
What is Univasc?
Univasc is the brand name for moexipril. It’s in a class of drugs called ACE inhibitors and is used to treat high blood pressure.
How Does Univasc Work?
As an ACE inhibitor, Univasc works to block the action of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE). ACE constricts blood vessels. Univasc helps relax blood vessels, which lowers blood pressure.
Univasc Dosage and Treatment
The initial dosage of Univasc is usually 7.5 mg taken once per day an hour before a meal. The maintenance dosage of Univasc typically ranges from 7.5-30 mg taken once a day one hour before eating. Doses may be as high as 60 mg or taken twice a day, so always follow your doctor’s instructions when taking Univasc.
Benefits of Univasc
Like other ACE inhibitors, Univasc lowers blood pressure. High blood pressure can cause strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems, so Univasc lowers these risks.
Side Effects of Univasc
Univasc has been determined to be safe, but it does carry a risk of side effects. Potential side effects of Univasc may include:
- Stuffy or runny nose
- Tired feeling
- Blurred vision
- Sore throat
- Mouth sores
- Muscle pain
- Increased or decreased urination
- Trouble breathing
- Kidney problems
- Liver disease
- High potassium
- Severe allergic reaction
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Considerations and Precautions of Univasc
While Univasc is generally considered safe, it isn’t right for everybody. To avoid potentially serious complications, always tell your doctor about every medication you take and your past and present medical history.
Univasc may cause serious interactions if taken with certain medications. Be sure to tell your doctor about every medication you take, including vitamins, supplements, and over the counter medications. Be especially certain to mention if you take any of the following:
- Gold injections
- A blood thinner like warfarin, Coumadin
- A diuretic (water pill)
- Salt substitutes that contain potassium
- Certain drugs that weaken the immune system or increase the risk of infection (like sirolimus or everolimus)
- Drugs that can increase the level of potassium in the blood (like birth control pills containing drospirenone or ARBs including losartan/valsartan)
- A potassium supplement such as K-Dur or Klor-Con
- Diet aids
- Cough and cold products
- NSAIDs like aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), or naproxen (Aleve)
Other Precautions of Univasc
Univasc may cause serious complications if you have certain medical conditions. In some cases, you shouldn’t take Univasc, while in other cases, you may just need a different dose or additional monitoring. Make sure you tell your doctor about your entire medical history, especially any of the following:
- History of serious allergic reactions
- A connective tissue disease like Sjogren’s syndrome, lupus, Marfan syndrome, scleroderma, or rheumatoid arthritis
- High potassium levels
- Liver disease
- Blood vessel disease
- Heart disease
- Congestive heart failure
- Severe dehydration
- Blood filtering procedures (such as LDL apheresis, dialysis)
- If you’re on a low-salt diet
Univasc and Pregnancy or Breastfeeding
Univasc can cause injury or death to an unborn child and should not be taken during pregnancy or if you are planning on becoming pregnant. Talk to your doctor and stop taking Univasc if you become pregnant while taking it. Univasc may pass through breast milk and should not be taken by women who are breastfeeding.
Can You Buy Univasc Online?
Be cautious about any website that claims that they can send you a prescription medication from another country. Federal law requires everybody to talk to a doctor before getting any prescription medication, and that medication must be picked up at a reputable pharmacy. Any website claiming otherwise is skirting the law.
Luckily, there is a legal way to buy Univasc online. With online doctors like PlushCare, you can have a phone or video appointment with a licensed doctor. If the doctor determines that you would benefit from Univasc, they can electronically send a prescription to your local pharmacy.
How does it work?
Click here or call (888) 660-1464 any time of night or day to make an appointment to have a video or phone appointment with one of our trusted doctors.
When it’s time for your appointment, you’ll first fill your doctor in on your medical history and current medications. This helps prevent potentially serious complications. Then, you’ll talk to the doctor about your symptoms. If the doctor decides that you would benefit from Univasc, they will send an electronic prescription for it to your pharmacy, where you can pick it up when it’s ready.
It really is that easy to get a Univasc prescription online. Click here or call (888) 660-1464 to get started.
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