What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking quinapril if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure, aortic stenosis, or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Liver disease, including cirrhosis
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE for short)
- A personal or family history of angioedema, which is swelling under the skin
- Any allergies, including allergies to ACE inhibitors, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant (see Accupril and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding
- Are on dialysis
- Will be undergoing surgery or anesthesia.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Do not take any salt substitutes containing potassium or potassium supplements without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
(Click Warnings and Precautions With Quinapril for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take this medication.)
What Is It Used For?Quinapril has been licensed to treat a number of conditions. These uses include:
Quinapril does not cure high blood pressure or congestive heart failure, and has not been approved for use in children.
(Click Quinapril Uses for more information on what the drug is used for, including possible off-label uses.)