Question: I took Monopril for
blood pressure for 13 years. My blood pressure was normal during this
time. I went without taking it for a short time and noticed my blood
pressure was still normal when I took readings daily. I have changed
my diet and am exercising more. Can a person experience heart problems
from stopping Monopril abruptly? It's been a month since I have taken
Answer: Dear Michelle,
As with any prescription medication,
it is not recommended to stop taking a medication without first talking
to your doctor. Stopping a medication abruptly can worsen a condition
in certain people.
Talk to your doctor about
not having taken the medication for a month and about your daily readings.
He may decide it is a good idea to stop taking it or maybe reduce