Brand Medication For Sale - Accupril (Quinapril)
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Generic Medication For Sale - Quinapril
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Information About Accupril and/or Equivalents
What is it?
Formulated with quinapril, Accupril is able to decrease the pressure in blood vessels by competitively inhibiting ACE (which is responsible for the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II). This results in vasodilation and, hence, a drop in blood pressure. With the reduced pressure in blood vessels, it is easier to pump blood around the body and to supply the heart with sufficient oxygen and nutrients.
Accupril (quinapril) is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor used to treat heart failure and high blood pressure. The drug has obtained approval by the Food and Drug Administration in 2011. Accupril is a product of Pfizer Inc., a New-York-City-based pharmaceutical corporation.
Active ingredientsAt the same time, Accupril also reduces the secretion of aldosterone to induce the excretion of sodium and water.
Accupril is used to treat
- Heart failure (as an adjunctive therapy)
- Hypertension (in conjunction with thiazide diuretics, or as a monotherapy)
What is heart failure?
Heart failure occurs when the heart fails to pump sufficient blood to meet the needs of the body. As a result, fluid accumulates in the ankles, feet and legs, causing edema. This in turns lead to shortness of breath and fatigue. The condition may affect either or both sides of the heart. With the right medications and lifestyle changes, it is possible to keep the condition under control.
What is high blood pressure?
High blood pressure, or hypertension is defined as a blood pressure of more than 140/90mmHg. It is a highly prevalent condition, affecting over 29.1% of adults in the U.S. Despite having no obvious signs and symptoms, it may lead to a wide range of serious health complications if left untreated.
Each Accupril box contains 90 elliptical, film-coated tablets.
- For heart failure,
- Start with 5mg daily. Then gradually increase to 10 to 20mg daily. This medication can be taken once or twice daily.
- For hypertension,
- Start with 5 to 10mg daily. Your doctor may adjust your dose every 4 weeks. Typical the daily dose ranges from 10 to 40mg. It may be taken once daily or in two divided doses (in the morning and evening).
Headaches are the most common side effect of this medication.
Less common side effects:
- Dry cough
- Feeling lightheaded and dizzy
- Stomach pain
- Back pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Stomach pain
If you experience any adverse effects, contact your doctor.
Warnings and precautions
Contraindications related to Accupril are as follows:
- Patients who have hypersensitivity to any ingredients of Accupril;
- Patients who previously had angioedema as a result of ACE inhibitor.
- Do not drive if you experience dizziness or lightheadedness after taking the Accupril.
- Excessive diarrhea and vomiting may lead to dehydration, causing the blood pressure to drop significantly. Tell your doctor if you have diarrhea and vomiting while taking Accupril.
- Do not stop taking Accupril, even if you are feeling well. Do not alter the dose of the medication.
- To ensure that Accupril is working, monitor your blood pressure on a regular basis.
- The drug will be secreted in human milk. Use cautiously if you are breastfeeding.
- Accupril may cause a sudden drop in blood pressure. You may feel dizzy or lightheaded if you drink too little water. Keep hydrated while you are taking this medication.
- Monitor the renal function and potassium level on a regular basis while you are on this medication.
- If you feel light-headed or dizzy after the first dose, or after an increase in dosage, tell your doctor immediately (this is especially important if you have heart failure).
- If new medications are prescribed, remind your doctor that you are taking this medication.
- Alcohol may aggravate symptoms like lightheadedness and dizziness.
- Tell your doctor that you are on Accupril before carrying out any blood tests. Accupril may affect the accuracy of blood tests results.
- Tetracycline (or other drugs that are known to interact with magnesium)
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (or NSAIDs),
Frequently Asked Questions
How to store Accupril
As with all medicines, keep out of reach of children.
Do not take Accupril tablets out of the box. Keep them at room temperature 15 to 30°C (or 59 to 86°C). As the tablets are moisture-sensitive, do not store them in the bathroom, or near the sink. Protect from light. To prevent deterioration of the tablets, avoid exposure to extreme heat.
Is there an alternative generic brand to Accupril?
Accupril is available as the generic brand Quinapril.
How and when to take Accupril
- Swallow the tablet whole with a full glass of water. Do not crush or chew it.
- High-fat foods may hinder the absorption of the tablets. Take Accupril before meals.
- Do not stop taking the drug without consulting the doctor.
- To improve medication adherence, take Accupril at about the same time every day. This also helps the drug to work better.
What if I overdose on Accupril?
If you overdose on Accupril, you may experience lightheadedness or dizziness. Go to the hospital immediately or contact a poison center. Do so even if there are no overt signs of discomfort.
What if I miss a dose of Accupril?
Take Accupril as soon as you remember if you miss a dose. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose like you normally would. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have issues with medication adherence.