Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Cardiovascular

Accupril

(quinapril)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Cardiovascular
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Lowers blood pressure.

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Accupril (quinapril) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that can help protect the heart for people who have heart failure.

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Upsides

  • Accupril (quinapril) woks well to lower 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.
  • Accupril (quinapril) can be used by people with heart failure since it lowers the risk of death and further damage to your heart.

Downsides

  • Some people get a dry cough while taking Accupril (quinapril). It can range from a mild tickle in the throat to a persistent hacking cough.
  • You'll need to get routine blood tests to see how this medicine is affecting your body.
  • Women, be sure to use contraception while taking this medication since it can harm a fetus. It's also not safe to use if you're already pregnant.
  • People with heart failure need to take this twice a day, while other similar drugs are only taken once a day.
How it works

Accupril (quinapril) is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It blocks a chemical that usually tightens blood vessels. By helping blood vessels relax, it lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs.

What to expect when you take Accupril (quinapril) for High blood pressure

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Side effect rates for Accupril (quinapril)

880 From clinical trials of Accupril / Heart failure
  • Dizziness
  • Coughing
  • Fatigue
  • Low blood pressure
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain

Risks and Warnings for Accupril (quinapril)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Women of childbearing age

    Accupril (quinapril) can cause birth defects. If you become pregnant, stop taking Accupril (quinapril) right away and talk to your doctor.

    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

Common concerns from people taking Accupril (quinapril)

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Kidneys and liver
  • It protects your kidneys, so it's good for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.