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If you are suffering from high blood pressure, Accupril (quinapril) can help. Get a new prescription or refill of Accupril from a board-certified doctor online.*

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About Accupril (quinapril)

Accupril is considered an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Angiotensin II is a hormone that raises blood pressure, and ACE inhibitors block these hormones to lower blood pressure. Accupril stops angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) from constricting your blood vessels. Without the extra constricting of the blood vessels, the blood vessels can relax, resulting in lower blood pressure.

Like any ACE inhibitor, this prescription-only medication is used to treat high blood pressure. The medication is available in a generic formulation called quinapril.

Some conditions that Accupril is known to treat include hypertension and heart failure. This medication is often prescribed as Accupril tablets. It is crucial to adhere to the precise instructions provided on your prescription. These instructions may differ depending on the dosage and formulation prescribed to you.

It is essential to complete the entire course of the ACE inhibitor unless instructed otherwise by your doctor. Failure to do so may result in incomplete treatment of your high blood pressure.

Accupril uses

Accupril has several FDA-approved uses, but it can also be prescribed off-label for various other conditions. Your online physician may recommend it for any of the following reasons, and there may be other reasons not mentioned here. If you have any concerns regarding why a medication is prescribed, feel free to ask your online doctor or pharmacist.

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

    Accupril is used to treat hypertension by lowering blood pressure to safe levels. It may be used in combination therapy with a different blood pressure medication.

  • Congestive heart failure

    Accupril may be prescribed for heart failure if other treatment options are contraindicated.

Accupril side effects

  • The side effects associated with taking Accupril are typically mild. While most people do not experience any side effects, some possible side effects include:

    • Dizziness

    • Nausea or vomiting

    • Headache

    • Loss of appetite

    • Tingling or numbness in feet or hands

    • Fast or pounding heartbeat

    • High potassium level, especially in patients with renal impairment

    • Low sodium level

    Other side effects, which are rare, but might be more severe, could include:

    • Cough

    • Fatigue

    • Fainting

    • Difficulty urinating or other kidney problems

    • Dehydration

    • Acute renal failure

    • Serious allergic reaction

    You should call your doctor if you notice any of these side effects or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms.

How to take Accupril

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your Accupril prescription.

Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Accupril can come in different forms and doses, so be sure to follow the specific instructions on your prescription. It is typically prescribed once or twice daily. Some specific instructions may include to call your doctor if your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse.

For people not taking diuretic therapy, the starting dosage of Accupril is typically 10 mg-20 mg taken once per day. Maintenance dosing ranges from 20 mg-80 mg taken once per day or divided into two smaller doses. Follow the prescription instructions for safe administration.

What to avoid while taking Accupril

Accupril has many drug interactions. Don’t change what you are taking without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications or supplements, as well as over-the-counter drugs. 

Be sure to mention any of the following:

  • Lithium

  • Bromperidol

  • Grass pollen extract

  • Sacubitril

  • Sparsentan

  • Aliskiren (Tekturna)

  • Amifostine

  • Lanthanum

  • Obinutuzumab

  • Urapidil

  • Potassium supplements

  • Salt substitutes

  • NSAIDs

It is important to monitor renal function periodically in patients taking this medication with NSAIDs, which may lower the antihypertensive effect of Accupril.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if it is acceptable to consume alcohol while taking Accupril. Some research shows that regular alcohol consumption may affect effectiveness of certain drugs.

Accupril prescription FAQs

  • How much does Accupril cost?

    The generic for Accupril, quinapril hydrochloride, costs around $13 for a 30-day supply of 40mg tablets. PlushCare members can find the lowest price at nearby pharmacies and save up to 80% on prescriptions with our in-app Rx Price Finder and prescription discount card.

  • How can I refill my Accupril prescription?

    Accupril is only available by prescription, so you can book an appointment with one of our board-certified doctors to get a refill on your prescription online. Your prescription will then be sent to your local pharmacy for pickup if you qualify.

  • Who should not take Accupril?

    Do not take Accupril if you are pregnant have liver disease, are allergic to ACE inhibitors, or have a history of angioedema. If you get pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breastfeeding, call your doctor immediately, as this medication can cause birth defects or loss of the unborn baby.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of Accupril?

    Take the missed dose as soon as you think about it. If the missed dose is close to the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your normal dosing schedule. Do not take double doses.

  • What happens if I take too much Accupril?

    An Accupril overdose can be fatal. If an overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or seek medical attention immediately.

  • What type of medication is Accupril?

    Accupril is an ACE inhibitor, a medication used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).

  • Is Accupril the same as lisinopril?

    Lisinopril is also an ACE inhibitor but is often used for other heart conditions as well as migraine prevention. Accupril is an ACE inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure.

  • How does Accupril lower blood pressure?

    Accupril blocks hormones that raise your blood pressure, effectively lowering your blood pressure.

  • Are quinapril and quinapril hydrochloride the same?

    Quinapril hydrochloride is a hydrochloride salt compound of quinapril.

  • Is quinapril hydrochloride a diuretic?

    Quinapril hydrochloride is the generic form of the medication Accupril, an ACE inhibitor that lowers blood pressure.

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