Quinapril is a type of medication used alone or combined with other medications to treat high blood pressure. It may also be used in combination with other medicine to treat heart failure.
This type of drug is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which works by decreasing the chemicals which cause the blood vessels to constrict. Tightened blood vessels restrict the flow of blood and oxygen to the heart. Decreasing these chemicals allows blood to flow more easily to the heart so the heart can pump more efficiently.
Quinapril is taken orally in the form of tablets. It is usually taken once or twice a day, depending on the prescription outlined by your doctor. Only take the amount indicated on the prescription label.
Common side effects users may experience when taking Quinapril include dizziness, extreme fatigue, upset stomach, cough and vomiting. If you experience swelling in the face, difficulty breathing or chest pain, contact your doctor or other medical professional as soon as possible.
Quinapril will occasionally be prescribed for other uses, under the direction of your doctor or a qualified medical professional.