quinapril, Accupril (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Quinapril is used alone or in combination with other drugs to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. As with other ACE inhibitors, quinapril also is used to delay the progression of kidney failure in patients with diabetes.

SIDE EFFECTS: Quinapril is generally well tolerated, and side effects are usually mild and transient. A dry, persistent cough has been reported with the use of quinapril and other ACE inhibitors. Coughing resolves after discontinuing the medication.

Other side effects include:

Quinapril and other ACE inhibitors may also cause kidney failure and increased levels of potassium in the blood. The most serious but very rare side effects are liver failure and angioedema (swelling of lips and throat).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/30/2014

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