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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 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
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
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
Relatively quickly.: Effects are typically seen within 7-10 days in most people. ...Read more
I take one 20mg tab of accupril (quinapril) each morning. I use home made marmalade of oranges, grapefruit and lemons. Is there any adverse effect 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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: They are both ace inhibitors so they can be substituted as long as the doses are adjusted. ...Read more
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
I have developed a chronic dry cough, resulting from a tickle in my throat. I am stopping the 20mg accupril (quinapril). How long until I see an improvement in t?
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
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more