Side Effects of Quinapril

Some common quinapril side effects for people with high blood pressure include dizziness, headache, and a cough. Among the common side effects for people with congestive heart failure are fatigue, chest pain, and extremely low blood pressure. Side effects that you should report to your doctor immediately include wheezing, unexplained blisters or peeling of the skin, and stomach pain with or without vomiting, among other things. Let your doctor know if you develop any side effects of quinapril, as well as anything that "just does not seem right."

Side Effects of Quinapril: An Introduction

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with quinapril hydrochloride (Accupril®); but not everyone who takes quinapril will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate quinapril well. When side effects do occur, in many cases they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
About 5 percent of people with high blood pressure and about 7 percent of people with congestive heart failure stop taking quinapril because of side effects.
(The side effects of quinapril discussed below are not a complete list of side effects reported with quinapril. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of side effects with you.)

Side Effects of Quinapril to Report

There are a number of side effects with quinapril that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
  • Unexplained swelling of the head or neck (including the face, lips, tongue, or throat)
  • Unexplained swelling of the hands and/or feet
  • Unexplained skin rash
  • Itching
  • Unexplained blisters or peeling of the skin
  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Dizziness, light-headedness, or fainting spells
  • Stomach pain with or without vomiting
  • Decreases in the amount of urine produced.
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