Accupril is available as white, coated biconvex tablets. You can buy Accupril in the dosage of 20 mg.
What is Accupril?
Accupril generic is used to treat arterial hypertension and heart failure. Prolonged use of the drug reduces platelet aggregation, increases renal and coronary blood flow, and improves blood flow to the ischemic myocardium.
Accupril: Drug Class
This is an antihypertensive medication. The clinical and pharmacological group of the drug Accupril generic is an ACE inhibitor. Pharmacotherapeutic group – ACE-blocker.
What is Accupril used for?
Your doctor may prescribe Accupril medicine for chronic heart failure and hypertension. In the first case, Accupril is taken together with cardiac glycosides and (or) diuretics. In the second case, the drug has often been combine with beta-adrenoblockers and thiazide diuretics. Its use against a background of monotherapy is also allowed.
The optimal daily dosage of Accupril in chronic heart failure is 5 mg, 1-2 times/24 hours. If well tolerated, the dosage is increased to 10-40 mg/24 h.
The optimal dosage for hypertension (as monotherapy) is 10 mg/1 times/24 h. If the drug is well tolerated by the body, the dosage is doubled (it should be changed at 30-day intervals). The maximum 24-hour dosage is 80 mg.
If diuretics are additionally prescribed, the optimal dosage is 5 mg/1 time/24 h. If necessary, it is increased until a therapeutic effect occurs.
For elderly patients, the drug is prescribed in a dosage of 10 mg/1 time/24 h. If necessary, double the dosage after 4 weeks.
Accupril generic is taken once or twice a day without meals. You can either swallow the tablets in whole or if they are hard to swallow, crush and take them as powder.
Accupril: side effects
Negative reactions from the nervous system usually appear. Patients complain of excruciating headache, which is sometimes accompanied by severe dizziness.
Young people complain of vertigo (a symptom characterized by a feeling of disorientation in space. There is a feeling that either the body is rotating around objects, or objects are rotating around the body). Patients over 45 years of age exhibit sleep disorders (decreased nighttime sleep, decreased quality of sleep, frequent awakening, episodes of sleep paralysis, daytime sleepiness), increased excitability, fatigue, decreased capacity for work, and sometimes paresthesias (characteristic tingling or burning sensations). Sometimes depression develops.
Some patients complain of painful sensations in the back – they are not forceful, but sometimes resemble the pain of osteochondrosis.
One frequent adverse reaction is an excruciating dry cough, which is sometimes combined with pain in the chest.
Against the background of taking Accupril medicine, a person may vomit. Sporadically, the stool abnormalities are disturbed (diarrhea is combined with severe flatulence and painful sensations in the abdomen). Gastrointestinal bleeding and angioedema of the gastrointestinal tract are quite rare.
Adverse reactions from the heart and blood vessels appear frequently. Most often, patients complain about a sharp decrease in blood pressure. HR increases to critical values, and some patients are in a semi-fainting or unconscious state. Some have signs of vasodilation (relaxation of smooth muscles in the walls of blood vessels).
Generalized or peripheral edema sometimes occurs when taking the drug. If sodium aurothiomalate or other gold drugs are used at the same time, blood pressure spikes and hyperemia may occur.
Accupril: generic name
Inexpensive analogs of Accupril:
Atenolol (a selective beta1-adrenoblocker. Main effects: antianginal, antihypertensive and antiarrhythmic);
Lopressor (main effects: hypotensive, antihypertensive, antiarrhythmic, antianginal);
Capoten (a highly specific competitive first-generation ACE inhibitor. The main effect is antihypertensive);
Cardizem (calcium channel blocker that promotes relaxation of the heart muscles);
Inderal (Beta-adrenoblocker. The main effect is antihypertensive);
Propafenone (IC class antiarrhythmic drug, sodium channel blocker).
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