Available by prescription only, Accupril® (quinapril hydrochloride) is a medicine used to:
Accupril belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, or ACE inhibitors for short. By blocking the angiotensin-converting enzyme, Accupril causes blood vessels to relax, which can lower blood pressure and increase the efficiency of the heart.
The medicine comes in tablet form and is sold in four strengths. Your healthcare provider will select your dosage based on how old you are, whether you are taking other medications, and other factors.
(For more information on this medicine, click Accupril. This article offers a complete overview of this drug, including possible side effects, generic availability, and how it performed in clinical trials.)