Last update: July 6, 2018

Quinapril Hydrochloride

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Quinapril, via its active metabolite, quinaprilat, is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) used in the treatment of high blood pressure and heart failure.
Oral administration every 12-24 hours.

It is excreted in breastmilk in clinically insignificant amounts (Anderson 2018, Begg 2001).
No problems have been observed in infants whose mothers were taking other ACEIs (Anderson 2018).

Due to its possible renal toxicity in preterm infants, it is preferable to avoid its use during the neonatal period in case of prematurity. (Serrano 2015).

The protective role of breastfeeding against maternal hypertension has been proven (Park 2018).

Alternatives

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

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Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 60 %
Molecular weight 475 daltons
Protein Binding 97 %
pKa 3,7 -
Tmax 2 hours
T1/2 3 hours
M/P ratio 0,12 -
Relative Dose 1,6 %

References

  1. Park S, Choi NK. Breastfeeding and Maternal Hypertension. Am J Hypertens. 2018 Abstract
  2. Anderson PO. Treating Hypertension During Breastfeeding. Breastfeed Med. 2018 Abstract
  3. AEMPS. Quinapril. Ficha técnica. 2017 Full text (in our servers)
  4. Serrano Aguayo P, García de Quirós Muñoz JM, Bretón Lesmes I, Cózar León MV. Tratamiento de enfermedades endocrinológicas durante la lactancia. [Endocrinologic diseases management during breastfeeding.] Med Clin (Barc). 2015 Abstract
  5. FDA. Quinapril. Drug Summary. 2013 Full text (in our servers)
  6. Begg EJ, Robson RA, Gardiner SJ, Hudson LJ, Reece PA, Olson SC, Posvar EL, Sedman AJ. Quinapril and its metabolite quinaprilat in human milk. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2001 Abstract

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