Quinapril Alcohol Interaction

Quinapril Alcohol

Quinapril is the generic name of a drugand known as an ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitor which is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).

It is best not to consume alcohol when taking accupril as it can lower your blood pressure even lower than the drug by itself. It is also important to not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while using accupril.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

Side effects can be diarrhea, excess sweating and vomiting may lead to extreme dehydration. It is suggested that you drink a lot of water while taking accupril. Dehydration may lead to low blood pressure, electrolyte disorders or worse yet kidney failure.

Do not take Quinapril if you are pregnant as it can cause birth defects.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects of Quinapril

Cough, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, muscle pain, cough, itching or rash, frequent urinating, fever, chills, chest pain, swelling, rapid weight gain or jaundice are less serious side effects. Call your Physician immediately.

More serious side effects

Hives, severe stomach pain, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, tongue, throat or lips more serious side effects. Get emergency medical aid.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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