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Accuretic (Quinapril Hydrochloride) - Summary

 
 



USE IN PREGNANCY

When used in pregnancy during the second and third trimesters, ACE inhibitors can cause injury and even death to the developing fetus. When pregnancy is detected, ACCURETIC should be discontinued as soon as possible. See WARNINGS: Fetal/Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality.

 

ACCURETIC SUMMARY

ACCURETIC™
(quinapril HCl/hydrochlorothiazide) Tablets

ACCURETIC is a fixed-combination tablet that combines an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, quinapril hydrochloride, and a thiazide diuretic, hydrochlorothiazide.

When used in pregnancy during the second and third trimesters, ACE inhibitors can cause injury and even death to the developing fetus. When pregnancy is detected, ACCURETIC should be discontinued as soon as possible. See WARNINGS: Fetal/Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality.

INDICATIONS AND USAGE

ACCURETIC is indicated for the treatment of hyperten-sion. This fixed combination is not indicated for the initial therapy of hypertension (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION).

In using ACCURETIC, consideration should be given to the fact that another angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, captopril, has caused agranulocytosis, particularly in patients with renal impairment or collagen-vascular disease. Available data are insufficient to show that quinapril does not have a similar risk (see WARNINGS: Neutropenia/Agranulocytosis).

Angioedema in Black Patients: Black patients receiving ACE inhibitor monotherapy have been reported to have a higher incidence of angioedema compared to non-blacks. It should also be noted that in controlled clinical trials, ACE inhibitors have an effect on blood pressure that is less in black patients than in non-blacks.
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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Media Articles Related to Accuretic (Quinapril)

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"Danger" molecule may be new therapeutic target for male hypertension
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2015.02.17]
Higher levels of a "danger" molecule may be one reason males tend to become hypertensive earlier and more severely than females, scientists say.

Pregnancy associated hypertension linked to an increased frequency of subsequent hypertension and metabolic syndrome
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2015.02.04]
In a study to be presented on Feb. 5 in an oral concurrent session at 2:45 p.m.

New hypertension guidelines could save lives and money
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2015.01.30]
Increased treatment of severe hypertension particularly cost-effectiveFull implementation of new hypertension guidelines could prevent 56,000 cardiovascular disease events (mostly heart attacks...

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Published Studies Related to Accuretic (Quinapril)

Effect of quinapril on in-stent restenosis and relation to plasma apoptosis signaling molecules. [2010.01.01]
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors have been reported to inhibit in-stent restenosis. To assess the effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition on in-stent restenosis and its relation to apoptosis, 86 patients with chronic coronary artery disease who required stent implantation in the left anterior descending coronary artery or a major diagonal branch were studied...

LC-MS/MS assay of quinapril and its metabolite quinaprilat for drug bioequivalence evaluation: prospective, concurrential and retrospective method validation. [2009.04]
CONCLUSION: The method was found to be selective, precise, accurate and robust when applied to a large number of unknown samples.

Lack of efficacy of quinapril on vascular damage in limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis. [2008.06]
Gliddon et al... There were no detectable differences between patients treated with quinapril and those receiving placebo; however, although no severe adverse effects were observed, patients taking quinapril experienced significantly more adverse effects.

Prevention of vascular damage in scleroderma and autoimmune Raynaud's phenomenon: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor quinapril. [2007.11]
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of prolonged administration of quinapril, a long-acting angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, in the management of the peripheral vascular manifestations of limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis (lcSSc) and in the prevention of the progression of visceral organ involvement in the disease... CONCLUSION: Administration of quinapril for up to 3 years had no demonstrable effects on the occurrence of upper limb digital ulcers or on other vascular manifestations of lcSSc in this patient population.

The role of quinapril in the presence of a weight loss regimen: endothelial function and markers of obesity in patients with the metabolic syndrome. [2007.09]
Forty-four patients with the metabolic syndrome were placed on a reduced-calorie and reduced-fat regimen to lose weight throughout a 56-week period. The patients were treated in a crossover fashion with placebo and the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor quinapril for 24 weeks each... These results are potentiated with quinapril and are independent of changes in metabolic parameters.

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Clinical Trials Related to Accuretic (Quinapril)

Food Study of Quinapril HCl and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets 20 mg/25 mg to Accuretic™ Tablets 20 mg/25 mg [Completed]
The objective of this study was to investigate the bioequivalence of Mylan's quinapril HCl and hydrochlorothiazide 20 mg/25 mg tablets to Parke-Davis' Accuretic™ 20mg/ 25 mg tablets following a single, oral 20/25 mg (1 x 20/25 mg) dose administration under fed conditions.

Fasting Study of Quinapril HCl and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets 20 mg/25 mg to Accuretic™ Tablets 20 mg/25 mg [Completed]
The objective of this study was to investigate the bioequivalence of Mylan's quinapril HCl and hydrochlorothiazide 20 mg/25 mg tablets to Parke-Davis' Accuretic™ 20 mg/25 mg tablets following a single, oral 20 mg/25 mg (1 x 20 mg/25 mg) dose administered under fasting conditions.

Atrial Substrate Modification With Aggressive Blood Pressure Lowering to Prevent AF [Recruiting]
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a very common arrhythmia causing many symptoms resulting in numerous hospitalizations. Catheter ablation is a technique that has evolved significantly to improve symptomatic recurrences, but does not offer a 100% cure rate. We hypothesize that the use of aggressive BP lowering will reduce the rate of recurrent AF after catheter ablation for AF. We plan a randomized clinical trial of aggressive BP lowering versus standard BP control to investigate this. The primary outcome will be time to recurrent AF.

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Reports of Suspected Accuretic (Quinapril) Side Effects

Hypertension (10)Haemorrhage (6)Fall (6)Dyspepsia (6)Pain (5)Nausea (5)Blood Potassium Decreased (5)Weight Decreased (4)Drug Ineffective (4)Constipation (4)more >>


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