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Lowers blood pressure.

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

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  • 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 effect rates for Accupril (Quinapril)

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

Common concerns from people taking Accupril (Quinapril)

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  • Try to avoid eating foods with a lot of salt.
Kidneys and liver
  • It protects your kidneys, so it's good for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.