Accuretic (Quinapril Hydrochloride)
What is Accuretic (Quinapril Hydrochloride) used for?
Accuretic (Quinapril HCL) is an oral ACE inhibitor prescribed to treat patients suffering from heart failure or hypertension. The medication dilates the blood vessels in the body to allow easier circulation and reduce the amount of work required by the heart to pump the blood. This can reduce the occurrence of headaches, agitation, faintness, or other symptoms associated with these conditions. Your doctor may prescribe it to be used along with other medications or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Accuretic (Quinapril Hydrochloride)?
Always use Accuretic (Quinapril HCL) strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet taken once or twice each day, but your particular directions will be based 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 prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not split, chew, or crush the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Accuretic (Quinapril Hydrochloride)?
Accuretic (Quinapril HCL) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are faintness, urinary retention, fever, flu symptoms, skin sores, or high potassium levels. Inform your doctor as soon as you encounter any worrying symptoms to ensure the necessary adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Accuretic (Quinapril HCL) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, young children, allergic to ACE inhibitors, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or who have aortic stenosis, angioneurotic oedema, or hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Also inform your doctor if you have severe heart failure, renal artery stenosis, collagen vascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, athersclerosis, diabetes, low fluid volume, decreased liver function, if you are undergoing desensitisation therapy, or if you are taking other blood pressure medications. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Accuretic (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.
Accuretic (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.