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Lowers blood pressure.

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Our pharmacists’ bottom line

Accupril (Quinapril) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function.

  • In a clinical study, more than 65% of people using Accupril (Quinapril) were able to lower their blood pressure.
  • Accupril (Quinapril) lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • It protects your kidneys, so it's good for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • Recommended for anyone with heart failure since it lowers the risk of death and further damage to your heart.
  • When you first start Accupril (Quinapril), you can have a lower ability to taste things.
  • Some people can get a dry cough with this medicine. It ranges from a mild tickle in the throat to a persistent hacking cough.
  • Need to get routine blood tests to see how this medicine is affecting your body.
  • Be sure to use contraception while taking this medication since it can cause harm to the fetus. It's also not safe to use if you're already pregnant.

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Side effects for Accupril (Quinapril)

From clinical trials of Accupril / Heart failure ( 880)

  • DizzinessDizziness8% for Quinapril vs.5% for placebo
  • Any side effectAny side effect7% for Quinapril vs.0% for placebo
  • CoughingCoughing4% for Quinapril vs.1% for placebo
  • FatigueFatigue3% for Quinapril vs.1% for placebo
  • Low blood pressureLow blood pressure3% for Quinapril vs.1% for placebo
  • DiarrheaDiarrhea2% for Quinapril vs.1% for placebo
  • Shortness of breathShortness of breath2% for Quinapril vs.2% for placebo
  • Chest painChest pain2% for Quinapril vs.1% for placebo
  • Nausea and/or vomitingNausea and/or vomiting2% for Quinapril vs.1% for placebo
  • Muscle painMuscle pain2% for Quinapril vs.2% for placebo

What to expect when you start Accupril (Quinapril)

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • Accupril (Quinapril) works best over time, so even if you're feeling okay, be sure to take it at the same time everyday.
  • Try to avoid eating foods with a lot of salt.
  • If you're sitting or lying down, get up slowly to minimize dizziness.
  • Tell your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, cough, or throat irritation that doesn't go away.
  • Don’t stop taking Accupril (Quinapril) suddenly without asking your doctor.

Risks and Warnings for Accupril (Quinapril)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Women of childbearing age

    Accupril (Quinapril) can cause birth defects or the death of a fetus. If you're pregnant or considering having a baby, talk to your doctor about alternative medicines.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Tips from pharmacists and people taking Accupril (Quinapril)

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The FDA category for this medication is D. It is advised that you: Weigh risks vs. benefits
  • Tips from our pharmacists
  • Try to avoid eating foods with a lot of salt.
Kidneys & liver
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  • It protects your kidneys, so it's good for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • Risks from our pharmacists
  • Some people taking Accupril (Quinapril) have excessive decreases in blood pressure. These people can also have decreased urination or kidney failure. If you're at risk of excessive drops in your blood pressure, be sure to follow up with your doctor. If you're sensitive to low blood pressure, change positions slowly.