Pfizer | Accupril (Medication)


Accupril (quinapril hydrochloride) is the hydrochloride salt of quinapril, the ethyl ester of a non-sulfhydryl, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, quinaprilat. Quinapril hcl is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems

Accupril tablets contain 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, or 40 mg of quinapril for oral administration. Each tablet also contains candelilla wax, crospovidone, gelatin, lactose, magnesium carbonate, magnesium stearate, synthetic red iron oxide, and titanium dioxide. ...

Side Effect:

The most common side effects of Accupril seen include:headache, fatigue, cough, dizziness, extremely low blood pressure, and chest pain, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, shortness of breath, unexplained rash and diarrhea.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:feeling light-headed, fainting; urinating more or less than usual, or not at all; fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms; pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding; severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; tired feeling, muscle weakness, and pounding or uneven heartbeats; chest pain; swelling, rapid weight gain; or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Signs of an allergic reaction:hives; severe stomach pain; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. ...


This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.

Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have:a history of an allergic reaction that included swelling of the face/lips/tongue/throat (angioedema), an inability to make urine. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:kidney problems, liver disease, gout, untreated salt/mineral imbalance (e. g. , imbalance of sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium), loss of too much body water (dehydration), high levels of fats in the blood (high cholesterol/triglycerides), collagen vascular disease (e. g. , lupus, scleroderma), recent nerve surgery (e. g. , sympathectomy).

This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication. This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun, therefore avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps.

The safety and effectiveness of quinapril in children have not been established; therefore, use in this age group is not recommended.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...