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Many people wonder, "What is Accupril used for?" Accupril has been licensed to control high blood pressure and relieve the symptoms of congestive heart failure, among other things. By significantly lowering systolic and diastolic blood pressure, Accupril can help reduce the risks that occur with long-term high blood pressure. For people with congestive heart failure, Accupril can increase the efficiency of the heart, allowing it to pump more blood out to the rest of the body.

What Is Accupril Used For? -- An Overview

Accupril® (quinapril hydrochloride) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat a number of conditions. These Accupril uses include:
High Blood Pressure
A blood pressure reading consists of two numbers, for example 120/80. The top number is known as the systolic blood pressure and the bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure. High blood pressure is defined as an average blood pressure higher than 140/90 with multiple blood pressure readings.
In clinical studies, Accupril has been shown to significantly lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The higher the dose of Accupril, the greater the drop in blood pressure tended to be. By lowering blood pressure, Accupril can decrease the risks that occur with long-term high blood pressure (see Effects of High Blood Pressure). Accupril does not cure high blood pressure.
Congestive Heart Failure
Heart failure is a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood throughout the body. It does not mean that your heart has stopped or is about to stop working. It means that your heart is not able to pump blood the way that it should.
For people with congestive heart failure, Accupril decreases blood pressure, which makes the heart more efficient and allows more blood to be pumped from the heart. These effects of Accupril cause a decrease in the symptoms of congestive heart failure, including shortness of breath, fatigue, and swelling. These effects can also improve a person's exercise tolerance and decrease hospitalizations.
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