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Quinapril

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Quinapril, sold under the brand name Accupril among others, is a medication used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, and diabetic kidney disease. It is a reasonable initial treatment for high blood pressure. It is taken by mouth.Common side effects include headaches, dizziness, feeling tired, and cough. Serious side effects may include liver problems, low blood pressure, angioedema, kidney problems, and high blood potassium. Use in pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended. It is an ACE inhibitor and works by decreasing renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system activity.Quinapril was patented in 1980 and came into medical use in 1989. It is available as a generic medication. A month supply in the United Kingdom costs the NHS about 4 £ as of 2019. In the United States the wholesale cost of this amount is about US$3.50. In 2016 it was the 208th most prescribed medication in the United States with more than 2 million prescriptions.

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