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Doctor insights on: Accupril Allergy In Children

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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How does accupril (quinapril) affect bp?

How does accupril (quinapril) affect bp?

Accupril (quinapril): Yes it is for high blood pressure used for lowering the blood pressure. ...Read more

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What happens if I snort 10 mg accupril (quinapril)?

What happens if I snort 10 mg accupril (quinapril)?

Accupril (quinapril): I doubt there is any experimental data to use to give you an accurate answer. Sane people usually do not blindly snort substances they don't know about. Scientists usually don't test snorting substances like accupril (quinapril) if we aren't planning on administering it by that route. ...Read more

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Can you take Valium while on accupril (quinapril)?

Can you take Valium while on accupril (quinapril)?

WHY: Why you need Valium to begin with. It will be ok to take it. This also could be habit forming consult with a physician to see if you really need the valium ...Read more

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Can mavik (trandolapril) (4 mg) be replaced with accupril (40 mg)?

Yes: Both are in the family of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ace) and deliver similar results. Accupril (quinapril) is generic and should be cheaper. ...Read more

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Is it possible that the hypertension drug mavik (trandolapril) (4 mg) be replaced with accupril (40 mg)?

Replace BP drugs?: Trandolapril (t) is an ace inhibitor (ace-i) used to treat high blood pressure. Accupril (quinapril) (a) is a a member of the same class of drugs and have similar actions. The most common side effect of ace-i's is a dry cough. If it occurs with one, it will likely occur with another ace-i. You should ask your physician why the change is being considered. ...Read more

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I take one 20mg tab of accupril (quinapril) each morning. I use home made marmalade of oranges, grapefruit and lemons. Is there any adverse affect from the jam?

I take one 20mg tab of accupril (quinapril) each morning. I use home made marmalade of oranges, grapefruit and lemons. Is there any adverse affect from the jam?

No, however: Need to check your BP regularly and keep you doctor's f/u appointments. Also, need to check kidney function tests at least once a year in your age group with HTN and Accupril (quinapril) due to risk of kidney disease. ...Read more

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Is taking accupril (quinapril) 10mg, Norvasc 5mg, and zocar 20mg too much?

Is taking accupril (quinapril) 10mg, Norvasc 5mg, and zocar 20mg too much?

No: The proper dose is enough. Enough to control your blood pressure and to lower your cholesterol.
And you are on fairly low doses of the medications. ...Read more

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Does accupril (quinapril) help with opiate withdrawal?

Does accupril (quinapril) help with opiate withdrawal?

Accupril (quinapril): This is used for high blood pressure. It will not address opioid withdrawal. ...Read more

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How long does it take before accupril (quinapril) lowers blood pressure?

How long does it take before accupril (quinapril) lowers blood pressure?

Few days: You will have some effect early on, but will have to wait at least 5-7 days to see the true effect of the medication. ...Read more

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Do people experience side effects of accupril (quinapril) when taken over a long period?

Perhaps: A side effect can happen at any time while taking a medication, but for something like accupril, (quinapril) the most common side effect of coughing should happen relatively early, within the first few months of being on the medication. Certain items like a rash, or swelling may occur after years on any medication. ...Read more

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Can I take accupril (quinapril) (5mg) with Neurontin & vistaril? Thanks in advance.

Can I take accupril (quinapril) (5mg) with Neurontin & vistaril? Thanks in advance.

Yep.: Accupril (quinapril) is a ACE-inhibitor for high blood pressure. Neurontin is a GABA analog use to treat nerve pain or seizures. Vistaril is an anti-histamine for allergies or sedation. ...Read more

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BP- right arm 144/94. Took few min later 110/81. took in left arm to compare: it read 110/91.Are those numbers ok? I take Dyazide-am and accupril-pm

BP: Your numbers are close to or normal on therapy. Your doctor with more information about you is better placed to decide whether for you those numbers are fine or to decide to increase your medication. ...Read more

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Can BP go up after taking BP Meds? Mine 142/94 after taking the Dyazide at 12:30. Is my body still adjusting? Or should I take the accupril (quinapril) -new med?

Probably need more: Doubtful BP going up because of Dyazide, but likely these data indicate you are simply not getting adequate BP treatment with the Dyazide alone and likely need something else, like accupril (quinapril) for example. If you begin accupril (quinapril) hten it would be prudent to get back to your doctor within one month's time so that you can get a serum potassium level checked to ensure your potassium level isn't high ...Read more

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Will accupril (quinapril) lower my rapid heart beat?

Not likely: If accupril (quinapril) (or any ACE inh) is given for blood pressure, the heart rate will not change. Only beta blockers and some calcium channel blockers will do that.
However: if accupril (quinapril) is given for heart failure, it is possible that when CHF is better compensated, the heart rate will be lower due to the better compensated CHF and not by direct effect of the medication. ...Read more

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Has anyone had any experience of side effects of accupril, Lipitor (atorvastatin) or somac when taken over a long period?

Accupril & Lipitor (atorvastatin): I have perscribed these two meds for over 10 years. Both of them are safe at the recommended doses. Side effects for Accupril include elevated potassium and creatinine. Similar effects for Lipitor (atorvastatin) are elevated liver enzymes and muscle aches or pains. Overall they are safe at the recommended doses. ...Read more

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Was prescribed Prevpac along with metronidazole for h.pylori, any concerns with this combo? I take Diltiazem, accupril, (quinapril) levothyroxin

Was prescribed Prevpac along with metronidazole for h.pylori, any concerns with this combo? I take Diltiazem, accupril, (quinapril) levothyroxin

Be aware: Prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) can decrease levothyroxin effectiveness & increase risk for hypothyroidism. Prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) can increase diltiazem effectiveness which would increase risk for hypotension. Probably mild effect, so no worries but be aware. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

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Accupril (Definition)

Accupril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood ...Read more