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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)

Hypertension self-management program helps reduce blood pressure for high-risk patients
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2014.08.26]
Among patients with hypertension at high risk of cardiovascular disease, a program that consisted of patients measuring their blood pressure and adjusting their antihypertensive medication...

Increased stroke risk associated with low education, smoking and hypertension
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2014.08.19]
Adults smokers with limited education face a greater risk of stroke than those with a higher education, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke.

The risk of resistant hypertension increases with the severity of sleep apnea
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2014.08.19]
A new study shows a strong association between severe, untreated obstructive sleep apnea and the risk of elevated blood pressure despite the use of high blood pressure medications.

Resistant hypertension: a review for physicians
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2014.08.18]
A new review article on resistant hypertension, which affects about 1 in 10 people with high blood pressure, is aimed at helping physicians assess and manage patients with the condition.

CDC study shows higher rates of hypertension among adults with disabilities
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2014.08.15]
CDC researchers report that adults with disabilities had higher rates of hypertension compared to adults without disabilities.

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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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