Accupril is also called quinapril. It is angiotensin inhibitor that works by reducing high blood pressure.
It is therefore prescribed for treatment of hypertension and heart failure.
How To Use
An initial adult dose for hypertension is 10mg to 20mg once a day. However, this is the right dose for a person who is not on diuretics.
The right maintenance dose is 20mg to 80mg once a day. It should be taken as a single dose only or split twice. Normal adult dose for congestive heart failure treatment is initially 5mg twice a day. This can be increased to a range of 20 to 40mg twice a day.
If you increase your exercise duration, you might also need to increase your Accupril dose. Dose increments should be done weekly until a safe dose is reached. For geriatric hypertension and congestive heart failure cases, the initial dose should be 10mg daily. The dose should be increased on a weekly basis if it’s well-tolerated.
Don’t ignore non-stop diarrhea, vomiting or sweating as these can cause dehydration. Call your doctor right away.
Quinapril can cause these side effects:
You may develop signs of an allergy, jaundice, quick or pound heartbeats, urination difficulty or lightheadedness. If you do, call your doctor right away.
Prior to taking Accupril, ensure that you are not allergic to quinapril.
Tell your doctor if you have:
- Had angioedema in the past
- Been taking sacubitril
- An allergy to any ACE inhibitor
- Diabetes and taking an aliskiren-based medicine
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Connective tissue disease
- Heart disease
- Been asked to eat less salt
- A pregnancy or child you are nursing