Best for High Blood Pressure?
Brand Name: Accupril
Why is it prescribed?
The accupril medication is used for the treatment of high blood
pressure, and is usually taken alone or in combination with a thiazide
type of water pill such as HydroDIURH.
The Accupril medication is from the family of medication known as "ACE
inhibitors". This medication works by helping to prevent a chemical in
your bloodstream called angiotensin I from converting into a form that
is actually more potent that increases water and salt retention in
your body. It also increases the blood flow throughout your blood
vessels and along with other drugs the Accupril medication is
sometimes prescribed in the treatment of congestive heart failure.
What are some
important facts about the Accupril medication?
You must take this high blood pressure medication consistently to be
effective. Since blood pressure is known to be reduced gradually, it
may take several weeks before you begin to notice the full effects of
this medication. Also, you will need to continue accupril well after
you begin feeling well. The Accupril medication does not cure high
blood pressure, but merely helps to control.it.
How should you take
this medication for high blood pressure?
You may take the Accupril medication with or without meals. Alcohol
may increase the effect of accupril and could cause fainting or
dizziness. You should always avoid alcoholic beverages until you have
checked with your physician.
You need to take this high blood pressure medication exactly as it is
prescribed and visit your doctor regularly to make sure that it is
working effectively without unnecessary side effects. You should never
quit taking this medication without first consulting with your
If you miss a dose of
the Accupril medication...
You should take the forgotten dose as soon as you remember, although,
if it's almost time for your next dose, you should skip the missed one
and go back your regular routine schedule. You should never try to
play "catch up" by doubling the dose of this or most other
Your Accupril medication can be stored room temperature and should be
protected from the light.
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