Medication Emergencies: What Drug Is This?

Mary L. Windle, PharmD; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD; Jenna Woods, BS, PharmD Candidate 2015


July 11, 2014

The physician identifies the white tablets as fosinopril 40 mg and the cream-colored tablets as irbesartan/hydrochlorothiazide 300-12.5mg. He explains to the patient that both of these medications lower blood pressure. The physician had given Mr. Nelson irbesartan/hydrochlorothiazide samples and instructed him to discontinue the fosinopril, but the patient forgot to take the fosinopril out of his pill organizer.

Read about fosinopril here.

Read about irbesartan/hydrochlorothiazide here.


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