Quinapril brand name:
What is Quinapril?
Quinapril (pronunciation: kwi·nah·pril) is a medication used to treat high blood pressure and reduce the risk of stroke and heart failure. Quinapril belongs to the ACE inhibitor drug class. It blocks a substance in the body that constricts blood vessels, allowing them to relax and for blood to flow easier.
Your healthcare provider will most likely start you on a prescription of quinapril 10 mg or 20 mg per day. This may vary depending on your response to the medication. The maximum dose of quinapril is 80 mg once a day or two doses of 40 mg. This medication is available as a tablet. It can be taken at any time of day, with or without food.
This medication is also available in combination with another medication and is known as quinapril hydrochlorothiazide, or by its brand name diuretic and is prescribed to patients who may require more than one medication to reduce their blood pressure.. This medication combines quinapril with a
Common Side Effects
These side effects are not serious and affect fewer than 1 in 10 people. They usually only last a few days as the body adjusts to the medication. If these side effects irritate you or last longer than a few days, speak to your healthcare provider or pharmacist:
- Lightheaded or dizzy
- Dry cough
- Nausea or vomiting
Serious Side Effects
These symptoms are rare but may indicate serious health complications. If you experience any of the following speak to your healthcare provider or pharmacist right away:
- Severe skin rash
- Yellowing of the eyes or skin
There are a number of medications that have recorded interactions with quinapril. Some of those medications are:
- Potassium supplements
- Other blood pressure medications
Be sure to speak to your healthcare provider about what medications you are currently taking and notify them when there is a change to a current medication or a new medication. It is also a good idea to have a list of your medication and doses available in an emergency.
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