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DRUG INTERACTIONS: See also How to Use section.

Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

This drug should not be used with the following medication because a very serious interaction may occur: dofetilide.

If you are currently using the medication listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting quinapril with hydrochlorothiazide.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: aliskiren, cisapride, drugs affecting the bone marrow (e.g., azathioprine), drugs that can increase dizziness (e.g., phenobarbital, narcotic pain relievers such as codeine), diazoxide, lithium, probenecid, products that may increase your potassium level (e.g., potassium supplements, salt substitutes, drospirenone), drugs that may decrease your potassium level (e.g., amphotericin B, corticotropin, corticosteroids including prednisone), other "water pills" (diuretics such as amiloride, furosemide, triamterene), drugs whose removal from the body is affected by the acid level of urine (e.g., amphetamine, methenamine, quinidine), gold injections.

This product contains magnesium which can interfere with the absorption of some medications. For example, if you are taking a tetracycline antibiotic, take it at least 2 hours apart from quinapril/hydrochlorothiazide. If you are taking a quinolone antibiotic (e.g., ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin) or a bisphosphonate (e.g., risedronate), consult your pharmacist for the proper times to take those medications apart from quinapril/hydrochlorothiazide. This is not a complete list.

A very serious reaction may occur if you are getting injections for bee/wasp sting allergy (desensitization) and are also taking quinapril with hydrochlorothiazide. Make sure all your doctors know which medicines you are using.

Cholestyramine and colestipol can decrease the absorption of this medication by your body. If you are taking either of these drugs, separate them from quinapril/hydrochlorothiazide by at least 4 hours.

Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products, diet aids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-NSAIDs for pain/fever reduction) because they may contain ingredients that could increase your blood pressure (e.g., pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine) or reduce the effect of this medication (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen). Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of those products.

This product can affect the results of certain lab tests. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include severe dizziness, weakness, fainting.

NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.

Lifestyle changes such as stress reduction programs, exercise, and dietary changes may increase the effectiveness of this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about lifestyle changes that might benefit you.

Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., sodium and potassium blood levels, kidney function) should be performed from time to time to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.

Check your blood pressure regularly while taking this medication, especially when you first start this drug or when your dose is changed. Learn how to monitor your own blood pressure at home, and share the results with your doctor.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA) or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).

Information last revised April 2012. Copyright(c) 2012 First Databank, Inc.

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