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Accuretic Medication - Uses & Side Effects

hydrochlorothiazide and quinapril
Pronunciation: hye droe klor oh THYE a zide and KWIH nah pril
Brand: Accuretic

Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic or you can say water pill. It increases the amount of salt and water you lose in your urine. Hydrochlorothiazide is used to lower blood pressure and also decrease edema such as include swelling. Quinapril is in a class of drugs known as angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors. Quinapril is used to treat symptoms of congestive heart failure, including shortness of breath and swelling of the legs.

Accuretic Dosage

Accuretic is usually taken once a day. Your doctor will adjust the dosage and it depend on how your blood pressure responds.

Uses of Accuretic

  • Quinapril HCl/hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat high blood pressure such as hypertension.
  • Hydrochlorothiazide and quinapril may also be used for other conditions those listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Accuretic

Before taken Accuretic medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Accuretic. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Back pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Chest pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Stomach pain
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Vertigo (loss of balance)
  • Viral infection
  • Weakness

Warnings and precautions before taking Accuretic

  • If you develop swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, or of your arms and legs, stop taking the medication and contact your doctor immediately.
  • Before taking quinapril/hydrochlorothiazide, you should tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other ACE inhibitors such as lisinopril, captopril or "sulfa" drugs such as sulfamethoxazole.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
  • Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor.
  • This drug may also make you dizzy; so you should use caution engaging in activities that requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Accuretic with certain other drugs, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of medicine. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Accuretic with the following:

  • Barbiturates such as phenobarbital
  • Cholestyramine (Questran)
  • Colestipol (Colestid)
  • Corticosteroids such as prednisone or ACTH
  • Diabetes medications such as insulin or Micronase
  • Digoxin (Lanoxin)
  • Diuretics such as HydroDIURIL and Lasix
  • Other high blood pressure medications such as Aldomet
  • Potassium-sparing diuretics such as Aldactone, Dyazide, and Moduretic

After taken Accuretic if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Accuretic overdose may include:

  • A severe drop in blood pressure
  • Dry mouth
  • Excessive thirst
  • Muscle pain or cramps
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Weak or irregular heartbeat
  • Weakness

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