Accupril (Quinapril Hydrochloride)
What is Accupril (Quinapril Hydrochloride) used for?
Accupril (Quinapril Hydrochloride) is prescribed as a treatment for hypertension (high blood pressure). This drug is in a class of medications known as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, which work by decreasing chemicals that cause the blood vessels to tighten, thereby helping the blood to flow more smoothly. This drug is sometimes given to patients suffering from diabetes to help prevent damage to the kidneys.
How should I use Accupril (Quinapril Hydrochloride)?
If your physician has prescribed Accupril (Quinapril Hydrochloride) for you, you should follow all instructions provided to you. Patients are sometimes directed to take 1 to 2 tablets per day. Your physician may prescribe a low dose to begin with, and gradually increase it, possibly every 1 to 2 weeks. Never take more than the amount prescribed to you by your physician.
What are the side effects of Accupril (Quinapril Hydrochloride)?
Patients taking Accupril (Quinapril Hydrochloride) to treat high blood pressure or other conditions may notice side effects, such as:
Before you begin to use this medication, ask your physician about all possible side effects of this medication. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any serious side effects.
This medication can cause serious harm to an unborn baby. Therefore, you should never take it if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Patients should take all necessary precautions to ensure that a pregnancy doesn't occur while undergoing treatment with this medication.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Accupril (Quinapril Hydrochloride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.