Accupril belongs to a group of medicines known as angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.
Accupril is used to lower high blood pressure (hypertension) and in the treatment of heart failure.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take Accupril exactly as directed.
The usual starting dose is 5-10 mg taken once daily. Then the dose be increased up to 40 mg daily, depending on your condition.
Accupril can be taken as a single dose once daily or in 2 divided doses.
Accupril is best absorbed when taken before meals.
Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.
Do not store in the bathroom.
What side effects may I notice from this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
Before taking this drug tell your doctor your medical history especially a history of angioedema, high blood levels of potassium, kidney disease or kidney dialysis, salt restrictive diet, liver disease and of any allergies, especially of any drug allergies.
Consult your doctor before using salt substitutes or low salt milk.
To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly.
Limit your intake of alcohol and use caution when exercising or during hot weather as these can aggravate dizziness and lightheadedness.
This medication should be used only when clearly needed during the first three months of pregnancy.
It is not recommended for use during the last six months of the pregnancy.
Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
This drug is known to be excreted into breast milk.
Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Caution is advised when this medication is used in the elderly.
Caution is advised when this medication is used in children.
If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
Inform your doctor about all the medicine you use (both prescription and nonprescription) especially if you take lithium, potassium supplements, potassium sparing water pills or other water pills (diuretics), high blood pressure drugs NSAID (aspirin-like drugs), quinidine, azole antifungals (e.g., ketoconazole), quinolones (e.g., ciprofloxacin), tetracyclines or sodium polystyrene sulfonate (kayexalate) because you may need to be monitored more closely.
Avoid "stimulant" drugs that may increase your heart rate such as decongestants or caffeine.
Decongestants are commonly found in over-the-counter cough-and-cold medicine.
Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
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