Drug: quinapril

Quinapril is generally well tolerated, and side effects are usually mild and transient. A dry, persistent cough has been reported with the use of quinapril and other ACE inhibitors. Coughing resolves after discontinuing the medication. Other side effects include:
  • abdominal pain,
  • constipation,
  • diarrhea,
  • rash,
  • dizziness,
  • fatigue,
  • headache,
  • loss of taste,
  • loss of appetite,
  • nausea, vomiting,
  • fainting, and
  • numbness or tingling in the hands or feet.
Quinapril and other ACE inhibitors may also cause kidney failure and increased levels of potassium in the blood. The most serious but very rare side effects are liver failure and angioedema (swelling of lips and throat).

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Yes

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Tablets: 5, 10, 20 and 40 mg

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Tablets and solutions should be stored at room temperature 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F).

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The recommended dose for treating high blood pressure is 10-80 mg a day as a single dose or in two doses every 12 hours. Start at 5 to 20 mg daily. The initial dose for heart failure is 5 mg every 12 hours and the maintenance dose is 20 to 40 mg a day as a single dose or in two divided doses every 12 hours. Quinapril should be taken on an empty stomach because food reduces its absorption.

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Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, including quinapril, are very harmful to the fetus and, therefore, should not be used during pregnancy.

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Quinapril is secreted into breast milk. Because of the risk of harm to the infant, quinapril should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

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