Also known as: ACCUPRO
Active ingredient: Quinapril Hydrochloride
Product Code: PR10332
What is Generic Accupril 10 mg
it is a prescription drug that is used in treating hypertension as well as congestive heart failure.
Classification and Mechanism of Action
Generic Accupril is an ACE inhibitor (Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor) which reduces the production of angiotensin which ultimately leads to the relaxation of arteriolar muscles, thus causing the blood vessels to expand, ultimately causing the blood pressure to drop.
Looking after your medicine
You should keep your tablets away from heat, direct light and moisture. In addition, keep the tablets out of reach of children.
How to take Generic Accupril 10 mg
It has to be taken exactly as recommended by the doctor. You should take your Generic Accupril regularly and you should make sure that you do not change your regimen without talking to a doctor. Make sure to call your doctor if you feel that you are dehydrated. Your dosage may change as your doctor adjusts it and you should take the latest recommended dosage. Do not stop using Generic Accupril on your own. You might still have high blood pressure without any symptoms. If your doctor tells you to come in for blood checkups, come in for checkups.
Generic Accupril is usually taken once or two times a day, with daily dosages ranging from 10 mg to 80 mg per day in some cases. For most patients, this is somewhere between 20 mg and 60 mg. You will take only as much Generic Accupril as your doctor prescribes.
An overdose may be serious and you have to seek emergency medical help if you suspect an overdose. The symptoms may include fainting and extreme dizziness.
If you miss a dose, take it when you remember. If your next scheduled dose is near, take only that one. Do not double a dose to make up for the missed one.
Warnings and Precautions
Do not combine Generic Accupril with any other drugs or supplements unless you have cleared them with your doctor first. There are many drugs that might interact with Generic Accupril and some of them are quite common and can be bought over the counter. Avoid drinking alcohol when using Generic Accupril. BE careful when getting up from a sitting or lying position when using Generic Accupril. Contact your doctor if you experience any ongoing diarrhea or vomiting. Drink plenty of water when taking Generic Accupril. If you get pregnant while taking Generic Accupril, contact your doctor at once.
Possible Side Effects
Less serious side effects that may be caused by Generic Accupril include: cough, headaches, tiredness, dizziness, back pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mild itching and rash. More serious side effects of Generic Accupril have to be reported straight away: jaundice, rapid weight gain, urinating more or less than usual, chest pains, high potassium, dark urine, pale skin, confusion, fever, fainting feeling.
Hypertension is a very serious condition and it can lead to dramatic complications and developments that can be life-threatening. Generic Accupril controls hypertension by lowering your blood pressure and helping your cardiovascular system work more efficiently and healthy. Generic Accupril may also be used to treat congestive heart failure.
When should Generic Accupril 10 mg not be used?
Generic Accupril should not be used by pregnant women unless the doctor has specified that they have to use it. Generic Accupril should not be taken by persons who are allergic to any of the ACE inhibitors.
How long should you take it
You should take Generic Accupril for as long as the doctor has prescribed. You must not discontinue the drug on your own.