For people with high blood pressure, the recommended starting dose of Accupril is 10 mg or 20 mg once daily or divided into two smaller doses. People with congestive heart failure are recommended to take a starting dose of 5 mg twice a day. Factors that affect the amount prescribed include your age, the medical condition you are being treated for, and other medical conditions you may have.
The dose of Accupril® (quinapril hydrochloride) your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- The medical condition you are being treated for
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be currently taking.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
The recommended starting dosage of Accupril for most people with high blood pressure (hypertension) is Accupril 10 mg or 20 mg once daily or divided into two smaller doses (Accupril 5 mg to 10 mg twice a day). Based on the blood pressure response and/or Accupril side effects, the amount may be increased or decreased. With each change in dosage, it may take several weeks to see the full effects of Accupril on lowering blood pressure.
If you have high blood pressure and are already taking a diuretic (water pill), have kidney disease, or are older, your healthcare provider may choose to start you on a lower dose of Accupril, such as Accupril 5 mg.
The recommended starting dose of Accupril for most people with congestive heart failure is Accupril 5 mg twice a day. Based on the response and/or side effects, the amount may be increased or decreased. Most people take an average of 20 mg to 40 mg a day, divided into two equal doses (Accupril 10 mg to 20 mg twice a day).