Quinapril Side Effects
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Applies to quinapril: oral tablet.
Oral route (Tablet)
When pregnancy is detected, discontinue quinapril hydrochloride as soon as possible. Drugs that act directly on the renin-angiotensin system can cause injury and death to the developing fetus.
Serious side effects of Quinapril
Along with its needed effects, quinapril may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking quinapril:
- Blurred vision
- chest pain
- difficult or labored breathing
- dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
- stomach pain
- tightness in the chest
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- Bleeding gums
- cold, clammy skin
- enlarged pupils
- fast or slow heartbeat
- increased sensitivity of the skin or eyes to sunlight
- stiff or sore neck
Other side effects of Quinapril
Some side effects of quinapril may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.
Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
- Back pain
- difficulty with moving
- joint pain
- muscle aching or cramping
- muscle pains or stiffness
- swollen joints
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to quinapril: oral tablet.
The most commonly reported side effects were dizziness, increased serum creatinine, increased blood urea nitrogen, cough, dyspnea, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Chest pain, hypotension, palpitations, vasodilation, tachycardia, heart failure, myocardial infarction, hypertensive crisis, angina pectoris, orthostatic hypotension, cardiac rhythm disturbances, cardiogenic shock[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Increased serum creatinine, increased blood urea nitrogen
Frequency not reported: Increases in blood urea nitrogen and serum creatinine[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Neutropenia, decreased hemoglobin, decreased hematocrit[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Angioedema of the head, neck, face, extremities, lips, tongue, glottis and/or larynx, intestines; anaphylactoid reactions[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Abnormal liver function tests, hepatitis
Rare (less than 0.1%): Hepatic failure (characterized by cholestatic jaundice with progression to fulminant hepatic necrosis and sometimes death)
Frequency not reported: Cholestatic icterus[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Dizziness
Common (1% to 10%): Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dyspepsia, abdominal pain
Rare (less than 0.1%): Glossitis
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Ileus[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Cough, pharyngitis, dyspnea, rhinitis
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Eosinophilic pneumonitis, sinusitis, upper respiratory tract infection, bronchitis
Frequency not reported: Bronchospasm[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Myalgia, back pain, arthralgia
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Impotence[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Depression, insomnia, confusion[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Fatigue, asthenia
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Fever, malaise, generalized/peripheral edema[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Viral infection[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Rash, alopecia, increased sweating, pemphigus, pruritus, exfoliative dermatitis, photosensitivity reaction, dermatopolymyositis
Rare (less than 0.1%): Urticaria, erythema multiforme, pemphigus
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Psoriasis-like efflorescence
Frequency not reported: Stevens Johnson syndrome, epidermal necrolysis[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1): Amblyopia
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Blurred vision[Ref]
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