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   Accupril  Side Effects: What Should I Expect?


What are the accupril side effects that may occur? 

While the Accupril side effects cannot be anticipated, if any develop or change in intensity you should notify your doctor immediately.  Only your doctor can determine if it is safe to continue taking this high blood pressure medication in spite of the side effects. 

More common accupril side effects: 

Headache and dizziness 

Less common accupril side effects: 

Abdominal pain, coughing, fatigue, nausea, vomiting 

Rare side effects: 

Although rare, some of the following accupril side effects may occur: angina (severe chest pain), back pain, bleeding in the stomach or intestines, bronchitis, changes in heart rhythm, constipation, depression, dimmed vision, dizziness when first standing up, dry mouth or throat, extremely high blood pressure, fainting, hair loss, heart attack, heart failure, hepatitis, high potassium, impotence, increased blood pressure, increased sweating, inflammation of the pancreas, inflammation of the sinuses, insomnia, itching, kidney failure, nervousness, numbness/tingling, palpitations, rapid heartbeat, sensitivity to light, severe allergic reactions, skin peeling, sleepiness, sore throat, stroke, swelling of the mouth and throat, vague feeling of illness, vertigo 

In addition to the accupril side effects mentioned above, this medication should not be prescribed under the following conditions: 

If you're sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to accupril or similar drugs such as Vasotec or Capoten, you should not take this medication for high blood pressure.  You should always make sure your doctor's well aware of any drug reactions that you've experienced in addition to the previously mentioned accupril side effects.

Adapted from The PDR Family Guide to Prescription Drugs



Additional Information and webpage by Paul Susic MA Licensed Psychologist Ph.D. Candidate                                      

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