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ACCUPRIL TAB 10MG 30 - PBS Safety-Net Price
$4.07
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$9.67
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$19.52
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Category: Prescription Drug

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Product Information

What ACCUPRIL is used for

ACCUPRIL is used to lower high blood pressure (hypertension). It is also used to treat heart failure.

Hypertension

ACCUPRIL is used to lower high blood pressure (hypertension). Everyone has blood pressure. This pressure helps get your blood all around your body. Your blood pressure may be different at different times of the day, depending on how busy or worried you are. You have hypertension (high blood pressure) when your blood pressure stays higher than is needed, even when you are calm and relaxed.

There are usually no symptoms of hypertension. The only way of knowing that you have hypertension is to have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis. If high blood pressure is not treated it can lead to serious health problems, including stroke, heart disease and kidney failure.

Heart Failure

Heart failure means that the heart muscle is weak and cannot pump blood strongly enough to supply all the blood needed throughout the body. Heart failure is not the same as heart attack and does not mean that the heart stops. Heart failure may start off with no symptoms, but as the condition progresses, patients may feel short of breath or may get tired easily after light physical activity such as walking. Some patients may wake up short of breath at night. Fluid may collect in different parts of the body, often first noticed as swollen ankles and feet.

How ACCUPRIL works

ACCUPRIL works by widening your blood vessels, which reduces pressure in the vessels, making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This helps increase the supply of oxygen to your heart, so that when you place extra demands on your heart, such as during exercise, your heart may cope better and you may not get short of breath as easily.

ACCUPRIL belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.

  • Your doctor may have prescribed ACCUPRIL for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why ACCUPRIL has been prescribed for you.

ACCUPRIL is not addictive.

This medicine is available only with a doctor`s prescription.

Dosage Information

How to take ACCUPRIL

Follow all directions given to you by your doctor or pharmacist carefully.

They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.

Your doctor or pharmacist will tell you how many tablets you will need to take each day. This depends on your condition and whether or not you are taking any other medicines.

If you do not understand the instructions on the box, ask your doctor or pharmacist for help.

How much to take

For high blood pressure

For most patients, not on diuretics, the usual starting dose is 5 to 10 mg taken once a day. The dose may need to be increased depending on your blood pressure at an interval of 4 weeks. Most patients take between 10 and 40 mg each day.

This dose may be taken once a day or divided into two equal doses per day.

For heart failure

The usual starting dose is 5 mg taken once a day. In most patients, effective doses are between 10 and 20 mg a day. Your doctor will advise whether the dose is to be taken as a single dose or as two separate doses.

How to take it

Swallow ACCUPRIL whole with a full glass of water.

Do not chew the tablets.

When to take it

Take ACCUPRIL at about the same time each day.

Taking your tablets at the same time each day will have the best effect. It will also help you remember when to take the tablets.

Take ACCUPRIL before meals.

Food with a high fat content may interfere with the absorption of ACCUPRIL.

How long to take it

ACCUPRIL helps control your condition, but does not cure it. Therefore you must take ACCUPRIL every day. Continue taking your medicine for as long as your doctor tells you.

If you forget to take it

If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose when you are meant to.
Otherwise, take it as soon as you remember and then go back to taking your medicine as you would normally.
Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose that you missed.

This may increase the chance of you getting an unwanted side effect.

If you are not sure what to do, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
If you have trouble remembering to take your medicine, ask your pharmacist for some hints.

If you take too much (overdose)

Immediately telephone your doctor or the Australian Poisons Information Centre (telephone 13 11 26), or the New Zealand National Poisons Information Centre (telephone 0800 POISON or 0800 764 766), or go to Accident and Emergency at the nearest hospital, if you think that you or anyone else may have taken too much ACCUPRIL. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.

If you take too much ACCUPRIL, you may feel light-headed, dizzy or you may faint.

Ingredient List

Active ingredient

  • ACCUPRIL 5 mg – 5 mg quinapril (as the hydrochloride)
  • ACCUPRIL 10 mg – 10 mg quinapril (as the hydrochloride)
  • ACCUPRIL 20 mg – 20 mg quinapril (as the hydrochloride)

Other ingredients:

  • magnesium carbonate
  • lactose
  • gelatin
  • crospovidone
  • magnesium stearate
  • candelilla wax
  • iron oxide red
  • titanium dioxide

ACCUPRIL does not contain sucrose, gluten, tartrazine or any other azo dyes.

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