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What is Accuretic /Quinapril/HCTZ used for?

Accuretic is a medication used in the treatment of high blood pressure. Accuretic causes the blood vessels to relax, resulting in the increased excretion of excess fluid.

How should Accuretic /Quinapril/HCTZ be stored?

Keep at room temperature and protect from moisture, heat, and light.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Accuretic/Quinapril/HCTZ ?

Always follow your doctor’s directions when taking Accuretic. Take Accuretic by mouth, with or without food. Accuretic may cause you to urinate more often when you are first taking it. To prevent this from disturbing your sleep, try to take your medication before 6pm. If you are taking a tetracycline antibiotic, a quinolone antibiotic, or colestipol or cholestyramine for high cholesterol, take those medications at least 3 hours apart from Accuretic. Maintain a regular schedule to get the most benefit from the medication.

When should Accuretic /Quinapril/HCTZ not be taken?

Avoid the use of Accuretic if: you are allergic to any ingredient in the medication; you are allergic to “sulfa” medications; you are in your second or third trimester of pregnancy; you have severe kidney problems or a history of angioedema caused by treatment with an ACE inhibitor; or you are taking dextran sulfate, dofetilide, or ketanserin.

What precautions should I follow when taking Accuretic /Quinapril/HCTZ ?

Let your doctor know if you have any medical conditions, especially if: you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding, or of child bearing age;

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Accuretic /Quinapril/HCTZ ?

Accuretic may cause drowsiness, lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting. Use caution when driving or participating in any potentially dangerous activities. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may increases these side effects. Hot weather, exercise, or fever may also increase these side effects. Those taking high blood pressure medications often feel tired or run down for a few weeks after starting treatment. Because Accuretic contains magnesium, make sure to check any other medications for magnesium. If you find any medications with magnesium or you are unsure, ask your doctor. Accuretic may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Dehydration, excessive sweating, vomiting, or diarrhea may result in a drop in blood pressure; contact your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms. Ask your doctor before using a salt substitute or a product that has potassium in it. Accuretic may lower your body’s ability to fight off infection; let your doctor know if you develop any fever, sore throat, rash, or chills. Accuretic may not work as well in black patients, who may also be at greater risk of side effects. Let your dentist or surgeon know that you are taking Accuretic well before any dental procedure or surgery. Patients with diabetes must check blood sugar levels closely, as Accuretic may affect your blood sugar. Use Accuretic with caution in the elderly as they may be more sensitive to its effects. Accuretic should be used with extreme caution in children as its safety and effectiveness have not been confirmed for this age group. Accuretic may cause birth defects and fetal or newborn death if taken while pregnant. Use appropriate forms of birth control while on Accuretic. If you do happen to become pregnant, contact your doctor immediately. Accuretic can pass into the breast milk. Talk to your doctor about the possible risks

When should Accuretic /Quinapril/HCTZ not be taken?

Serious side effects may include: severe allergic reaction; chest pain; darkening of urine; decrease in the amount of urine; drowsiness; dry mouth; fainting; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; numbness of arm or leg; prolonged nausea, vomiting, or diarrh

Less severe side effects may include: cough; diarrhea; dizziness or lightheadedness when sitting up or standing; fatigue; headache; nausea; persistent dry cough; or tiredness.

Others: None.

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