Accupril is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure to prevent stroke, heart attack and kidney disease.
It works by blocking an enzyme in your blood called angiotensin I from converting into a stronger enzyme that increases salt and water retention in your body and tightens blood vessels. Accupril loosens up blood vessels, so the blood pressure can be lowered and the blood supply can be increased to the heart.
This medicine may cause some side effects, such as headache, coughing, loss of taste, tiredness, irregular heartbeat, sweaty hands or feet, weakness of legs. Some patients may experience difficulty of breathing.
Accupril might be used to treat congestive heart disease or other conditions, as prescribed by your doctor.