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Accuretic Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Accuretic

Generic Name: hydrochlorothiazide and quinapril (Pronunciation: HYE droe klor oh THY a zide and KWIN a pril)

What is hydrochlorothiazide and quinapril (Accuretic)?

Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention.

Quinapril is in a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme. Quinapril lowers blood pressure and also relieves symptoms of fluid retention.

The combination of hydrochlorothiazide and quinapril is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).

Hydrochlorothiazide and quinapril may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Accuretic 12.5-10 mg

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Accuretic 12.5-20 mg

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Accuretic 25-20 mg

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HCTZ-Quinapril 10 mg-12.5 mg-MYL

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HCTZ-Quinapril 12.5 mg-10 mg-GRE

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HCTZ-Quinapril 12.5 mg-20 mg-GRE

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HCTZ-Quinapril 20 mg-12.5 mg-MYL

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HCTZ-Quinapril 20 mg-25 mg-MYL

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HCTZ-Quinapril 25 mg-20 mg-GRE

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Quinaretic 12.5-10 mg

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Quinaretic 12.5-20 mg

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Quinaretic 25-20 mg

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What are the possible side effects of hydrochlorothiazide and quinapril (Accuretic)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; severe stomach pain; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • eye pain, vision problems;
  • high potassium (slow heart rate, weak pulse, muscle weakness, tingly feeling);
  • low potassium (confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling);
  • dry mouth, thirst, nausea, vomiting;
  • feeling weak, drowsy, restless, or light-headed;
  • a red, blistering, peeling skin rash;
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • swelling, weight gain, feeling short of breath; or
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • cough;
  • dizziness, headache, tired feeling;
  • muscle or back pain;
  • runny nose;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach; or
  • mild skin rash, increased sweating.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Accuretic (quinapril hcl/hydrochlorothiazide) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about hydrochlorothiazide and quinapril (Accuretic)?

Do not use this medication if you are unable to urinate.

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to any other ACE inhibitor, such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), fosinopril (Monopril), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), moexipril (Univasc), perindopril (Aceon), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), or trandolapril (Mavik).

Before taking hydrochlorothiazide and quinapril, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease (or are on dialysis), liver disease, glaucoma, congestive heart failure, gout, lupus, diabetes, or an allergy to sulfa drugs or penicillin.

Do not use this medication if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby.

Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes while you are taking hydrochlorothiazide and quinapril, unless your doctor has told you to.

Conditions that may cause very low blood pressure include: vomiting, diarrhea, heavy sweating, heart disease, dialysis, a low-salt diet, or taking diuretics (water pills). Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink while taking hydrochlorothiazide and quinapril. Tell your doctor if you have a prolonged illness that causes diarrhea or vomiting.

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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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