Information about Quinapril
How quinapril works
Quinapril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It works by reducing stress on the heart and relaxing blood vessel so that blood flows more smoothly and the heart can pump blood more efficiently.
Common side effects of quinapril
Decreased blood pressure, Cough, Increased potassium level in blood, Fatigue, Weakness, Dizziness, Renal impairment
Available Medicine for Quinapril
- ₹140Indo Medix1 variant(s)
- ₹41 to ₹122Pfizer Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹20 to ₹153Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd2 variant(s)
Expert advice for Quinapril
- You have been prescribed Quinapril to improve blood pressure.
- Lowering blood pressure reduces the chance of future heart attack & strokes.
- It may also be used to treat chronic (long-standing) heart failure.
- It protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney diseases.
- Quinapril can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Take it preferably at bedtime and rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
- Let your doctor know about any dizziness, cough, or throat irritation that doesn't go away.
- Quinapril may cause the level of potassium in blood to go up. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
- Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Quinapril.
Frequently asked questions for Quinapril
Q. Does quinapril contain quinine/ diuretic?
Quinapril does not contain quinine or diuretic
Q. Does quinapril lower heart rate/ cause weight gain/ erectile dysfunction/ hair loss/ insomnia/ make you sleepy?
Quinapril does not lower rate or cause weight gain, erectile dysfunction, hair loss or sleepiness. However, it is known to cause insomnia. Please consult your doctor if you experience any such side effects
Q. Can I take ibuprofen with quinapril?
Do not take ibuprofen with quinapril as it is known to interact when taken together. Please consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.