Accupril (Quinapril Hydrochloride)
What is Accupril (Quinapril Hydrochloride) used for?
Accupril (Quinapril HCL) is an oral ACE inhibitor used to treat patients suffering from heart failure or hypertension. The medication relaxes blood vessels throughout the body to allow easier blood flow and reduce the amount of work required by the heart to circulate the blood. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Accupril (Quinapril Hydrochloride)?
Accupril (Quinapril HCL) should be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is typically taken once or twice each day, but your particular directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Never split or crush the tablets before use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Accupril (Quinapril Hydrochloride)?
The use of Accupril (Quinapril HCL) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any serious side effects such as faintness, severe fatigue, painful mouth sores, fever, flu symptoms, urinary retention, or high potassium levels. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Accupril (Quinapril HCL) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to ACE inhibitors, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or who have angioneurotic oedema, aortic stenosis, or hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Also disclose if you have diabetes, severe heart failure, athersclerosis, renal artery stenosis, low fluid volume in the body, decreased liver function, decreased kidney function, or who are undergoing desensitisation therapy. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Accupril (Quinapril HCL) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Accupril (Quinapril HCL) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.