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||BRAND NAME : Accupril
CHEMICAL CONTENTS: Quinapril HCL
Accupril is used in the treatment of blood hypertension. It can be taken alone or in combination with a thiazide type of water pill such as HydroDIURIL . Accupril is in a family of drugs known as "ACE inhibitors." It works by preventing a chemical in your blood called angiotensin I from converting into a more potent form that increases salt and water retention in your body. Accupril also enhances blood flow throughout your blood vessels. Along with other drugs, Accupril is also prescribed in the treatment of congestive heart failure.
Blood hypertension : the usual starting dose is Accupril 10 or Accupril 20 mg taken once a day. If you have any problems with your kidneys or if you are also taking a diuretic, your starting dose may be lower. For adults over age 65, the usual starting dose is 10 mg. Depending on how your blood pressure responds, your doctor may increase your dose up to a total of 80 mg a day taken once a day or divided into two doses.
Congestive heart failure : the usual starting dose is 5 mg taken twice a day. Your doctor may increase the dose from week to week, up to as much as 20 to 40 mg daily, divided into 2 equal doses. If you have kidney problems, the dosage will be lower.
Accupril Contraindications :
If you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to Accupril or similar drugs, such as Capoten and Vasotec, you should not take this medication. Make sure your doctor is aware of any drug reactions you have experienced.
Accupril Side Effects:
More common side effects of Accupril may include : Dizziness, headache
A severe drop in blood pressure is the primary sign of an Accupril overdose.
Accupril Missed dose:
Take the forgotten dose of Accupril as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Never try to "catch up" by doubling the dose.
Accupril can be stored at room temperature. Protect from light.