"Nov. 1, 2012 -- Having even mildly elevated blood pressure at midlife prematurely ages the brain, a new study shows.
Researchers say the early changes seen with higher blood pressure may set the stage for problems with thinking, memor"...
Accupril Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is quinapril (Accupril)?
- What are the possible side effects of quinapril (Accupril)?
- What is the most important information I should know about quinapril (Accupril)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking quinapril (Accupril)?
- How should I take quinapril (Accupril)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Accupril)?
- What happens if I overdose (Accupril)?
- What should I avoid while taking quinapril (Accupril)?
- What other drugs will affect quinapril (Accupril)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking quinapril (Accupril)?
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to quinapril or to any other ACE inhibitor, such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), fosinopril (Monopril), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), moexipril (Univasc), perindopril (Aceon), ramipril (Altace), or trandolapril (Mavik).
If you have certain conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this medication. Before you take quinapril, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:
- kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis);
- liver disease;
- heart disease or congestive heart failure;
- diabetes; or
- a connective tissue disease such as Marfan syndrome, Sjogren's syndrome, lupus, scleroderma, or rheumatoid arthritis.
FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. Quinapril could cause birth defects in the baby if you take the medication during pregnancy. Use an effective form of birth control. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment.
Quinapril can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take quinapril (Accupril)?
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results from this medication.
Take each dose with a full glass of water.
Quinapril can be taken with or without food.
Vomiting, diarrhea, or heavy sweating can cause you to become dehydrated. This can lead to very low blood pressure, electrolyte disorders, or kidney failure while you are taking quinapril. Drink plenty of water each day while you are taking this medication.
To be sure this medication is helping your condition, your blood pressure will need to be checked on a regular basis. Your kidney or liver function may also need to be tested. Do not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.
If you need to have any type of surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are taking quinapril. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.
If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel fine. High blood pressure often has no symptoms.
Store quinapril at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Additional Accupril Information
- Accupril Drug Interactions Center: quinapril oral
- Accupril Side Effects Center
- Accupril Overview including Precautions
- Accupril FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Accupril - User Reviews
Accupril User Reviews
Now you can gain knowledge and insight about a drug treatment with Patient Discussions.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Get tips on handling your hypertension.