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

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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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)?

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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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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What can I do for a medicine allergy?

What can I do for a medicine allergy?

Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment of a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more

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Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Depends: It depends on the medication. Some medicines are over the counter and some are behind the counter requiring photo id and signature. ...Read more

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I had allergy today, was it due to any of my medicine?

I had allergy today, was it due to any of my medicine?

Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experienced a reaction, it could be due to allergy to the medication. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to cure allergy?

I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to cure allergy?

No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to exposure to allergens. It is "natural" and long lasting effects carry on after shots are stopped. It works for most, but not all people. Closest thing to a cure so far..... For more read my blog at: http://www. Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2013/03/its-no. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC allergy medicine?

What is the best OTC allergy medicine?

OTC Allergy: Not fair. Truly, it is trial-and-error. What works best for you might not work best for someone else. Loratadine is the weakest binding non-sedating antihistamine; Cetirizine is the strongest binding non-sedating antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works better than both but it makes people sleepy. ...Read more

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How are drug allergies treated usually?

How are drug allergies treated usually?

See below: It depends on the severity of the reaction. Certainly removal of the offending drug is the first step. Then medication to help with itching or hives, an antihistamine maybe needed. Also, steroids are some times used. And in severe cases, hospitalization maybe indicated. ...Read more

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Accupril (Definition)

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