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These medications are comparable to Accupril (quinapril) or used for similar purposes.

Accupril
(quinapril)

Lotensin
(benazepril)

Capoten
(captopril)

Vasotec
(enalapril)

Monopril
(fosinopril)

Altace
(ramipril)

Mavik
(trandolapril)

Benicar
(olmesartan)

Cozaar
(losartan)

Lowers blood pressure. Accupril (quinapril) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that can help protect the heart for people who have heart failure.Lowers blood pressure. Lotensin (benazepril) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that also protects kidney function.Lowers blood pressure. Captopril is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function, but you have to take it on an empty stomach.Lowers blood pressure. Enalapril is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function.Coming soon.Lowers blood pressure. Altace (ramipril) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects your kidney function. It's also a good option if you have trouble swallowing pills since you can open the capsules.Coming soon.Lowers blood pressure. Benicar (Olmesartan) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function like an ACE inhibitor, but with fewer side effects.Lowers blood pressure. Cozaar (Losartan) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function like an ACE inhibitor, but with fewer side effects.
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Reviews for Accupril (quinapril)
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Reviews for Lotensin (benazepril)
61%
+11% better vs. Accupril (quinapril)
64%
+14% better vs. Accupril (quinapril)
23%
+2% better vs. Accupril (quinapril)
Have you used Lotensin (benazepril)?
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Reviews for Capoten (captopril)
34%
-16% worse vs. Accupril (quinapril)
25%
-25% worse vs. Accupril (quinapril)
25%
Same vs. Accupril (quinapril)
106 reviews
Have you used Capoten (captopril)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Vasotec (enalapril)
44%
-6% worse vs. Accupril (quinapril)
40%
-10% worse vs. Accupril (quinapril)
21%
+4% better vs. Accupril (quinapril)
Have you used Vasotec (enalapril)?
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Reviews for Monopril (fosinopril)
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-50% worse vs. Accupril (quinapril)
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-50% worse vs. Accupril (quinapril)
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+25% better vs. Accupril (quinapril)
Have you used Monopril (fosinopril)?
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Reviews for Altace (ramipril)
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Same vs. Accupril (quinapril)
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-8% worse vs. Accupril (quinapril)
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-8% worse vs. Accupril (quinapril)
Have you used Altace (ramipril)?
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Reviews for Mavik (trandolapril)
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-50% worse vs. Accupril (quinapril)
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-50% worse vs. Accupril (quinapril)
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+25% better vs. Accupril (quinapril)
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Reviews for Benicar (olmesartan)
65%
+15% better vs. Accupril (quinapril)
63%
+13% better vs. Accupril (quinapril)
12%
+13% better vs. Accupril (quinapril)
118 reviews
Have you used Benicar (olmesartan)?
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Reviews for Cozaar (losartan)
57%
+7% better vs. Accupril (quinapril)
48%
-2% worse vs. Accupril (quinapril)
16%
+9% better vs. Accupril (quinapril)
535 reviews
Have you used Cozaar (losartan)?
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Side effects
AccuprilbenazeprilCaptoprilEnalaprilMonoprilAltaceMavikBenicarLosartan
  • Any side effect 5%
  • Dizziness 1%
  • Fatigue 2%
  • Coughing 2%
  • Low blood pressure 2%
  • Nausea and/or vomiting 1%
  • Chest pain 1%
  • Diarrhea 1%
More Accupril side effects »
  • Headache 2%
  • Dizziness 2%
  • Drowsiness 2%
  • Dizziness when standing up 2%
More benazepril side effects »
  • Rash 7%
  • Flushing 5%
  • Abnormal sense of taste 4%
  • Itching 2%
  • Cough 2%
More Captopril side effects »
  • Low blood pressure 7%
  • Positional low blood pressure 2%
  • Muscle weakness 2%
  • Orthostatic effects 2%
  • Fainting 2%
More Enalapril side effects »

We haven’t found good data for Monopril side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Monopril »
  • Low blood pressure 6%
  • Increased cough 4%
  • Dizziness 1%
  • Chest pain 1%
  • Nausea 1%
  • Low blood pressure when standing up 1%
  • Fainting 1%
  • Vomiting 1%
  • Vertigo 1%
More Altace side effects »

We haven’t found good data for Mavik side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Mavik »
  • Dizziness 2%
More Benicar side effects »
  • Upper respiratory infection 1%
  • Dizziness 1%
  • Back pain 1%
  • Nasal congestion 1%
  • Urinary tract infection 6%
  • Diarrhea 5%
  • Muscle weakness/fatiguea/fatigue 4%
  • Low red blood cells 3%
  • Low blood sugar 4%
  • Back pain 2%
More Losartan side effects »
How it works
AccuprilbenazeprilCaptoprilEnalaprilMonoprilAltaceMavikBenicarLosartan
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.Lotensin (benazepril) is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It blocks a chemical that tightens blood vessels. This makes blood vessels relax, which lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs.Captopril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It blocks a chemical that tightens blood vessels. This makes blood vessels relax, which lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs.Enalapril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It blocks a chemical that tightens blood vessels. This makes blood vessels relax, which lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs.Coming soon.Altace (ramipril) is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It blocks a chemical that usually tightens blood vessels. By making blood vessels relax, it lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs.Coming soon.Benicar (Olmesartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It blocks a chemical that tightens blood vessels. This makes blood vessels relax, which lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs.Cozaar (Losartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It blocks a chemical that tightens blood vessels. This makes blood vessels relax, which lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs.
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Used for
AccuprilbenazeprilCaptoprilEnalaprilMonoprilAltaceMavikBenicarLosartan
  • Hypertension Heart Failure
  • Congestive Heart Failure Hypertension Impaired Left Ventricular Function Myocardial Infarction With Complication
Risk factors for serious side effects
AccuprilbenazeprilCaptoprilEnalaprilMonoprilAltaceMavikBenicarLosartan
  • Women of childbearing age
  • African descent
  • Taking with alcohol
  • Taking other medicines that lower your blood pressure
  • Current kidney problems
Detailed Accupril (quinapril) risks & warnings »
  • Women of childbearing age
  • Infants less than one year old
  • African descent
  • Taking with alcohol
  • Taking other medicines that lower your blood pressure
Detailed Lotensin (benazepril) risks & warnings »
  • Women of childbearing age
  • African descent
  • Current kidney problems
  • Medicine that increase potassium
  • Use of salt substitute
Detailed Capoten (captopril) risks & warnings »
  • Women of childbearing age
  • African descent
  • Current kidney problems
  • Medicine that increase potassium
  • Use of salt substitute
Detailed Vasotec (enalapril) risks & warnings »
    Coming soon.
    • Women of childbearing age
    • African descent
    • Current kidney problems
    • Medicines that increase potassium
    • Using salt substitutes
    Detailed Altace (ramipril) risks & warnings »
      Coming soon.
      • African descent
      • Current kidney problems
      • Medicine that increase potassium
      • Use of salt substitute
      Detailed Benicar (olmesartan) risks & warnings »
      • Women of childbearing age
      • Concurrent liver disease
      • Current kidney problems
      • Medicine that increase potassium
      • Use of salt substitute
      Detailed Cozaar (losartan) risks & warnings »
      Pregnancy

      Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

      Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

      Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

      Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

      Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

      Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

      Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

      Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

      Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

      Interactions
      AccuprilbenazeprilCaptoprilEnalaprilMonoprilAltaceMavikBenicarLosartan
      No interactions related info.
      • This drug interacts with other medications that affect potassium, so it needs to be dosed carefully.
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      Kidneys and liver
      AccuprilbenazeprilCaptoprilEnalaprilMonoprilAltaceMavikBenicarLosartan
      • It protects your kidneys, so it's good for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
      • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
      • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
      • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
      • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
      • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
      No kidneys and liver related info.
      • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
      • Requires routine blood tests to check how your kidneys are working.
      No kidneys and liver related info.
      • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
      • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
      • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
      • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
      Weight
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      • Benicar (Olmesartan) has been reported to cause severe diarrhea and weight loss unexplained by other causes. Stay hydrated and notify your doctor if you continue to have more than 3-4 loose stools a day.
      No weight related info.
      Upsides and benefits
      AccuprilbenazeprilCaptoprilEnalaprilMonoprilAltaceMavikBenicarLosartan
      • 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.
      • A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people.
      • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
      • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
      • A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people.
      • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
      • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful 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.
      • A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people.
      • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
      • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful 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.
      • The only ACE inhibitor that doctors can give through an IV if that's needed.
      Coming soon
      • Altace (ramipril) is a first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people.
      • It lowers your risk of heart attack and stroke.
      • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
      • It's recommended for anyone with heart failure since it lowers the risk of death and further damage to your heart.
      • Altace (ramipril) is the only ACE inhibitor that you can open and sprinkle in applesauce or water.
      Coming soon
      • A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people.
      • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
      • Similar to ACE inhibitors (like Lisinopril), with fewer side effects like cough and swelling.
      • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful 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.
      • A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people.
      • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
      • Similar to ACE inhibitors (like Lisinopril), with fewer side effects like cough and swelling.
      • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful 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.
      Downsides and risks
      AccuprilbenazeprilCaptoprilEnalaprilMonoprilAltaceMavikBenicarLosartan
      • 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.
      • Up to 1 in 10 people can get a dry cough with this medicine. It ranges from a mild tickle in the throat to a persistent hacking cough.
      • Requires a regular blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
      • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
      • This drug interacts with other medications that affect potassium, so it needs to be dosed carefully.
      • Up to 1 in 10 people can get a dry cough with this medicine. It ranges from a mild tickle in the throat to a persistent hacking cough.
      • Compared to other ACE inhibitors, less flexible on when and how you take it. Captopril needs to be taken multiple times a day on an empty stomach.
      • Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
      • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
      • Up to 1 in 10 people can get a dry cough with this medicine. It ranges from a mild tickle in the throat to a persistent hacking cough.
      • Compared to other ACE inhibitors, less flexible on when you take it. Enalapril needs to be taken multiple times a day on an empty stomach.
      • Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
      • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
      Coming soon
      • Some people can get a dry cough while using this medicine. It ranges 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.
      Coming soon
      • Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
      • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
      • Not available in less expensive generic form.
      • Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
      • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
      Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
      AccuprilbenazeprilCaptoprilEnalaprilMonoprilAltaceMavikBenicarLosartan
      • Accupril (quinapril) can cause dizziness for the first few days after starting it or increasing the dose.
      • Accupril (quinapril) is dosed differently depending on if it's treating high blood pressure or heart failure. In patients being treated for high blood pressure, Accupril (quinapril) is usually taken once a day, but for heart failure it's often taken twice a day.
      • Whenever you're sitting or lying down, get up slowly to minimize dizziness.
      • Tell your doctor about any dizziness, tiredness, cough, or throat irritation that doesn't go away.
      • Can cause dizziness in the first few days.
      • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it doesn't get better.
      • Tell your doctor about any tiredness, cough, mouth swelling, or throat irritation that doesn't go away.
      • Requires blood tests to check potassium levels and kidney function.
      • Don't take it if you're pregnant.
      • Take 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating.
      • Can cause dizziness in the first few days.
      • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved.
      • Tell your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, cough, or change in taste sensation that doesn't go away.
      • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
      • Don't take it if you're pregnant.
      • Can cause dizziness in the first few days.
      • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved.
      • Tell your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, cough, or throat irritation that doesn't go away.
      • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
      • Don't take it if you're pregnant.
      Coming soon
      • Altace (ramipril) can make you feel dizzy for the first few days.
      • Check your blood pressure one week after starting Altace (ramipril) or changing your dose.
      • Tell your doctor about any dizziness, cough, or throat irritation that doesn't go away.
      • Requires routine blood tests to check how your kidneys are working.
      • Don't take Altace (ramipril) if you're pregnant.
      • If you can't swallow the capsule, you can open it up and mix with water, apple juice, or apple sauce.
      Coming soon
      • Can cause dizziness in the first few days.
      • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved.
      • Tell your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, cough, or throat irritation that doesn't go away.
      • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
      • Don't take it if you're pregnant.
      • Can cause dizziness in the first few days.
      • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved.
      • Tell your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, cough, or throat irritation that doesn't go away.
      • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
      • Don't take it if you're pregnant.
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      More about MonoprilSide effectsFDA package insert
      Have you used Monopril (fosinopril)?
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      Have you used Mavik (trandolapril)?
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