Univasc is an ACE inhibitor. An ACE inhibitor is a drug used to treat high blood pressure in adults. If you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, you should talk to your doctor about this as ACE inhibitors should not be taken in the last 2/3s of a pregnancy due to the problems with an unborn baby that they cause.
The major risks involved with Univasc include birth defects or death of unborn babies and kidney problems. These kidney problems could be new or they can be seen in the worsening of any kidney problems that already exist. The most common side effects of Univasc and other ACE inhibitors are dizziness, dry cough, and a sore throat.