Warnings and Precautions With Quinapril
Among the people who should not take quinapril are those who are allergic to quinapril or any of the inactive components used in making it, as well as those with a history of angioedema related to previous ACE inhibitor treatment. Some other warnings and precautions with quinapril include potential drug interactions (such as with potassium supplements), serious side effects that can occur in some people taking the drug (like extreme low blood pressure and swelling in the intestines), and the safety of taking quinapril if you're over 65 years old, pregnant, or nursing.
Quinapril: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking quinapril hydrochloride (Accupril®) 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)
- 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.