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Quinapril Allergy In Children
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
Yes.: All meds have potential side effects. About 10% of patients get dry low level cough, some will get a dose related increase in serum potassium and creatinine levels. Less commonly some will get angioedema (painless swelling usually in the face). The real concern is precipitating renal failure if you become dehydrated - i.e. Taking nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medications, acei and diuretics. ...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
BP will go up: Your BP will return to its pre quinapril baseline. ...Read more
Should know your goal bp.
All "prils" may cause a persistent low level cough, may increase your creatinine and potassium level a bit, may cause angioedema (painless swelling) usually of the facial area. Taking "prils, " diuretics and non steroidal anti inflammatory meds at the same time is risky and I wouldn't do that. ...Read more
I was just prescribed quinapril and would like to know what OTC pain reliever is best when needed. What are the limits on alcohol?
Avoid potassium: It's a great time to take this precaution - the only thing better would have been to get info from the doctor but they can be so quickly in and out that it's not always easy. All the usual OTC choices are a concern w/ respect to kidney function so you should call to get their advice and/or ask your pharmacist. The risk is not high, but worth attention. Moderate alcohol intake is not a problem. ...Read more
After headaches and rise BP, GP changed dose Quinapril from 20mg AM and 20mg PM to 40mg AM and 20mg EVE surely maintenance dose should be equal?
Bp goal150/90 or les: So ur dr is adjusting up slowly till max 80mg /day either once a day or divided, so lifestyle is first; never smoke, limit alcohol, weight normal? Exersize is walking 20 min. Or more daily, no sleep apnea? [snore wake gagging? ] less salt [retains water, raises bood volume/pressure] ...Read more
No: No it won't.Get a more detailed answer ›
Well,: If your asking if the drug can be tested for, the answer is yes, but this is not an illegal drug--it is a drug for blood pressure and heart failure. So it would not make a drug screen for illegal drugs positive. It is a prodrug that is metabolized to its active form by the liver; an ACE inhibitor. BUT, if you are a person who is not supposed to be on any kind of drugs, a test can show it. ...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 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
Listen to your body: Quinapril is given for elevated blood pressure. Eating 6 equal meals followed each time by doing some relaxation training for 5 minutes and getting good exercise like pretend skipping rope are the life style changes that help blood pressure normalize. Correcting nutritional deficiencies with a mult vitamin and mineral can be helpful: vit d, vit k2, magnesium, potassium, and iron may be needed. ...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
Female 70+ Have CVD and a Stroke a year ago. My GP changed Blood pressure tablets from Quinapril 40mg morning and 20mg evening to Ramitril 5mg once a day (equivalent to 20mg of Quinapril)the max ramitril dose is 10mg =40mg Quinapril. Dose is too low?
Hypertension: Best way to determine appropriate dose and/or combination of blood pressure lowering medications is to monitor your BP regularly. Use bicep cuff, not wrist device. Rest 5-10min before measuring. Wait another 5min then measure again. Goal BP in elderly is usually <150/90. In some circumstances, goal <140/90. Chat w/your doc to determine your goal & adjust dose/regimen. Don't forget cholesterol too. ...Read more
No!: Quinapril can cause birth defects. Please tell your doctor if you are planning a pregnancy so that you can switch to another medication. None of the ace inhibitors are safe in pregnancy (many of them end in "-pril"). Only small amounts are in breastmilk, but I would consider another blood pressure medicine during nursing. ...Read more