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When should I call my doctor if I am taking Accupril?

There are a number of reasons you may need to call your doctor while you're on the blood pressure medication Accupril (quinapril). If you become pregnant, contact him or her immediately (and stop taking the drug). Accupril comes with a boxed warning about use during pregnancy because it can be harmful, and even fatal, to a developing fetus.

Taking Accupril can be dangerous if you're losing a lot of body fluid, so let your doctor know if you sweat a lot or if you have an attack of severe diarrhea or vomiting. Also let your doctor know if you experience any of these uncommon but dangerous side effects:
  • swelling of any part of your face or head, your hands, lower legs or feet
  • hoarseness
  • trouble swallowing or breathing
  • lightheadedness
  • fever, sore throat, chills
  • irregular or rapid heartbeat
  • yellowing of your eyes or skin
Call your doctor if any of the following common side effects become severe or don’t go away:
  • dry cough
  • headache
  • weakness
  • dizziness
  • stomach pain
Finally, check your blood pressure regularly and let your doctor know if your readings differ from what he or she says your blood pressure should be.

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