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About Accupril

Accupril is effective in lowering high blood pressure and helping to manage heart failure. Accupril is generally used as an antihypertensive known as an ACE inhibitor. Accupril can control high blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessel but can not be considered a cure.

Your Prescribing Doctor Must Know

Tell your physician if you have experienced any of these conditions for Accupril:
  • Bone marrow disease
  • An unusual or abnormal reaction to quinapril, other ACE inhibitors, foods, dyes or preservatives
  • Pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • Breastfeeding
  • Previous swelling of the tongue, face, or lips with difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness or tightening of the throat
  • Low blood pressure
  • Heart or blood vessel disease
  • Autoimmune disease such as lupus or suppressed immune function
  • Kidney or liver disease

If you are pregnant, breast feeding or currently trying to become pregnant, make sure your doctor is aware of your maternal condition; as Accupril may not be recommended for certain situations.

Administering Accupril

It is important that you leave regular intervals between every dose of medication. Doing so will help the efficiency of this drug. Every prescription comes with instructions on the reverse side of each bottle or packaging. It is important that you follow the written instructions carefully as not all of them are identical.

Accupril tablets should be taken orally with a glass of water, and is best taken on an empty stomach at least an hour before or two hours following a meal. In the event you are taking tetracyclines or flouroquinolones make sure to leave a 3 hour gap when taking Accupril. Remember, when taking Accupril or any prescription drug to always follow the label close and do not take more than directed. Be sure to space your doses evenly.

Accupril should only be taken as instructed by a professional physician. Be sure to remember not to stop taking this medicine without consulting your physician first about how to stop safely. If you are researching this medication for your child, keep in mind that children often have special dosage instructions. Ask your physician about these differences prior to starting this medication if this is the case.

What if I Miss a Dose of Accupril

In the event that a dose of Accupril was missed, take one as soon as you can. But if your next scheduled dose is near, wait until that next dose is due and just skip the one you’ve already missed.

Caution: You should NEVER take double or extra doses of Accupril. Always ask your physician further about missed doses, as he may have special instructions.

Conflicting Medications

Always consult the doctor who prescribed Accupril to you; as this is only a partial interacting medicines list:
  • Hawthorn
  • Water pills
  • Lithium
  • Heparin
  • Potassium salts
  • Tetracycline
  • Antiinflammatory drugs
  • Medicines for high blood pressure
It is important that your physician knows if you are currently taking any medications along with Accupril; as there may be conflicting interaction. Let your physician know if you:
  • Are a smoker
  • Use any other legal or illegal drugs or substances
  • Consume alcohol or caffeine on a regular basis

All of the activities listed above could affect the results you see from taking Accupril.

Accupril Common side effects

The following are side effects known to be common of Accupril and they are experienced by users. These are common, side effects but if you feel uneasy or they persist do not hesitate to contact your physician.

  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Change in taste

None of the above listed side effects require immediate medical attention. If you continue to experience these Common side effects for a few days, consult your prescribing physician for more advice. It is very important that you do not try to treat these symptoms on your own. Note: that elderly patients have a higher likelihood of experiencing side effects.

Accupril Least Common side effects

The following side effects are rare and should not be taken lightly. If you experience any of these less common side effects from taking Accupril consult your healthcare professional immediately. The following are less common side effects associated with Accupril:

  • Numbness or tingling in your fingers or toes
  • Skin rash or itching
  • Decreased amount of urine passed
  • Fever or chills
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Swelling of your face, tongue or lips
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting spells
  • Fast or uneven heartbeat, palpitations or chest pain

It is important that you contact your physician right away if you've experienced any of the Less Common side effects listed above.

Accupril Precautions

You should receive physical checkups on a regular basis; especially while taking prescription medicines. This is an easy way to monitor your progress and ensure your physical health as well. Your body may build up a dependency on Accupril and you may experience dizziness or drowsiness up to a few days after you stop taking this medication.

Patients are advised not to operate heavy machinery or automobiles until the full effect of Accupril is known. Do not consume alcohol while taking Accupril. Make sure your doctor is aware of upcoming surgeries you may have scheduled; or will be scheduling while taking this medication.

Contact your doctor for professional advice if you experience a cold, coughs or allergies. You should not try to treat yourself for such symptoms. Some ingredients found in other medications may have conflicting affects while taking Accupril and may affect desired results. Accupril cannot be given to any person without a prescription. Sharing Accupril is against the law.

How To Store Accupril

The following is general storage information for Accupril:

  • It is important that you store Accupril at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Make sure Accupril is kept away from direct sunlight and moisture.
  • Be sure to store Accupril out of reach of any pets or small children; in a small childproof container.
  • Dispose of any expired or unused Accupril properly.

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Conditions of USE: The prescription drug information on this database is to be used for instructional purposes only; it is not intended to substitute for the knowledge of a healthcare professional. Please consult a physician before and while you are taking Accupril. If you experience any other side effects while taking Accupril please consult an experienced professional. This database does not contain all the information regarding Accupril nor is it intended to cover all possible directions, side effects, and uses. If you need more information regarding Accupril, contact your physician or any other healthcare provider.

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