Accupril Precautions and Warnings
A few Accupril precautions and warnings include possible serious side effects, as well as the safety of taking the drug if you're over 65 years old, pregnant, or nursing. Among the serious side effects that can occur in some people taking Accupril are swelling in the intestines, a cough, extreme low blood pressure, and swelling of the head and neck. Because Accupril can interact with a number of medicines, you should let your doctor know (prior to taking Accupril) about all medications you're currently taking.
Accupril: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Accupril® (quinapril hydrochloride) if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure, aortic stenosis, or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Liver disease, including cirrhosis
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE)
- A personal or family history of angioedema, which is swelling under the skin
- Any allergies, including allergies to ACE inhibitors, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant (see Accupril and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding
- Are on dialysis
- Will be undergoing surgery or anesthesia.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.