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About Accuretic

Accuretic is most commonly used help control high blood pressure. To accomplish that, Accuretic contains a combination of Quinapril, an ACE inhibitor used to lower blood pressure, and Hydrochlorothiazide which is a diuretic. When you use Accuretic you are lowering your chances of having damage to your heart, kidneys or other organs from having constant pressure to your blood vessels which Accuretic helps to relax.



Your Prescribing Doctor Must Know

Tell your physician if you have experienced any of these conditions for Accuretic:
  • Bone marrow disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Are on a special diet including a low-salt diet
  • An unusual or abnormal reaction to quinapril, hydrochlorothiazide, other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
  • Gout
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Heart or blood vessel disease
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Recent heart attack or stroke
  • Sulfonamide or thiazide allergy
  • Autoimmune disease such as lupus or having a suppressed immune function
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Previous swelling of the tongue, lips or face with difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness or tightening of the throat
  • Pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • Breastfeeding

If you are pregnant, breast feeding or currently trying to become pregnant, make sure your doctor is aware of your maternal condition; as Accuretic may not be recommended for certain situations.

Administering Accuretic

It is important that you leave regular intervals between every dose of medication. Doing so will help the efficiency of this drug. Every prescription comes with instructions on the reverse side of each bottle or packaging. It is important that you follow the written instructions carefully as not all of them are identical.

Accuretic tablets should be taken orally with a glass of water. To prevent an upset stomach you may take with food. Remember, when taking Accuretic or any prescription drug to always follow the label closely. Be sure to space your doses evenly and do not take more than directed.

Accuretic should only be taken as instructed by a professional physician. Be sure to remember not to stop taking this medicine without consulting your physician first about how to stop safely. If you are researching this medication for your child, keep in mind that children often have special dosage instructions. Ask your physician about these differences prior to starting this medication if this is the case.

What if I Miss a Dose of Accuretic

In the event that a dose of Accuretic was missed, take one as soon as you can. But if your next scheduled dose is near, wait until that next dose is due and just skip the one you’ve already missed.

Caution: You should NEVER take double or extra doses of Accuretic. Always ask your physician further about missed doses, as he may have special instructions.

Conflicting Medications

Always consult the doctor who prescribed Accuretic to you; as this is only a partial interacting medicines list:
  • Aspirin
  • Allopurinol
  • Blood pressure medicines
  • Lithium
  • Hawthorn
  • Porfimer
  • Tetracycline
  • Water pills
  • Dofetilide
  • Aminolevulinic acid
  • Azathioprine
  • Methoxsalen
  • Antiinflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen
  • Diabetic medications
  • Cholesterol lowering medications
  • Potassium salts or potassium supplements
It is important that your physician knows if you are currently taking any medications along with Accuretic; as there may be conflicting interaction. Let your physician know if you:
  • Are a smoker
  • Use any other legal or illegal drugs or substances
  • Consume alcohol or caffeine on a regular basis

All of the activities listed above could affect the results you see from taking Accuretic.

Accuretic Common side effects

The following are side effects known to be common of Accuretic and they are experienced by users. These are common, side effects but if you feel uneasy or they persist do not hesitate to contact your physician.

  • Nausea
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Increased sensitivity to the sun

None of the above listed side effects require immediate medical attention. If you continue to experience these Common side effects for a few days, consult your prescribing physician for more advice. It is very important that you do not try to treat these symptoms on your own. Note: that elderly patients have a higher likelihood of experiencing side effects.

Accuretic Least Common side effects

The following side effects are rare and should not be taken lightly. If you experience any of these less common side effects from taking Accuretic consult your healthcare professional immediately. The following are less common side effects associated with Accuretic:

  • Redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • Decreased sexual function
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing, tightening of the throat or hoarseness
  • Unusual rash, bruising, bleeding or pinpoint red spots on the skin
  • Muscle cramps
  • Vomiting
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • Fever or chills
  • Fast or uneven heartbeat, palpitations or chest pain
  • Swelling of the feet, tongue, lips or hands
  • Decreased amount of urine passed
  • Stomach pain
  • Confusion, dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting spells
  • Worsened gout pain
  • Unusual weakness or fatigue
  • Irregular heartbeat

It is important that you contact your physician right away if you've experienced any of the Less Common side effects listed above.

Accuretic Precautions

You should receive physical checkups on a regular basis; especially while taking prescription medicines. This is an easy way to monitor your progress and ensure your physical health as well. Your body may build up a dependency on Accuretic and you may experience dizziness or drowsiness up to a few days after you stop taking this medication.

Patients are advised not to operate heavy machinery or automobiles until the full effect of Accuretic is known. Do not consume alcohol while taking Accuretic. Make sure your doctor is aware of upcoming surgeries you may have scheduled; or will be scheduling while taking this medication.

Contact your doctor for professional advice if you experience a cold, coughs or allergies. You should not try to treat yourself for such symptoms. Some ingredients found in other medications may have conflicting affects while taking Accuretic and may affect desired results. Accuretic cannot be given to any person without a prescription. Sharing Accuretic is against the law.

How To Store Accuretic

The following is general storage information for Accuretic:

  • It is important that you store Accuretic at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Make sure Accuretic is kept away from direct sunlight and moisture.
  • Be sure to store Accuretic out of reach of any pets or small children; in a small childproof container.
  • Dispose of any expired or unused Accuretic properly.


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Conditions of USE: The prescription drug information on this database is to be used for instructional purposes only; it is not intended to substitute for the knowledge of a healthcare professional. Please consult a physician before and while you are taking Accuretic. If you experience any other side effects while taking Accuretic please consult an experienced professional. This database does not contain all the information regarding Accuretic nor is it intended to cover all possible directions, side effects, and uses. If you need more information regarding Accuretic, contact your physician or any other healthcare provider.

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