Accupril / Quinapril Hydrochloride: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:49 by admin
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Accupril, also known as Quinapril Hydrochloride, in 1991 for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart failure. Belonging to a group of medications known as ACE inhibitors, Accupril, made by Pfizer, allows the heart to pump blood more efficiently by reducing chemicals that restrict blood vessels. Side effects of Accupril use include, but may not be limited to, dizziness, sore throat, nausea, arrhythmia, headache, muscle pain, fatigue, respiratory problems and rash. A black box warning on the packaging label indicates that Accupril's class of drugs may cause harm or death to a developing fetus when used in pregnancy during the second and third trimesters. Women should discontinue use of Accupril as soon as pregnancy is detected.

See your doctor if you have experienced serious health problems after taking Accupril. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Blood Pressure Drugs: Overview
  2. Arrhythmia: Overview
  3. Balance Problems: Overview
  4. Birth Defects
  5. Fatigue: Overview
  6. Headaches
  7. Joints & Muscles: Overview
  8. Lung & Airway Disorders
  9. Nausea: Overview
  10. Skin Disorders: Overview
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