Prior to taking Accuretic, you should talk with your healthcare provider if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure, aortic stenosis, or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Liver disease, including cirrhosis
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- A personal or family history of angioedema (swelling under the skin)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE for short)
- High cholesterol
- Fluid or electrolyte problems
- Any allergies, including allergies to Accuretic, ACE inhibitors, sulfa drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant (see Accuretic and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding
- Are on dialysis
- Drink alcohol regularly
- Will be undergoing surgery or anesthesia.
Tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may currently be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Do not take any potassium supplements or salt substitutes containing potassium without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
(Click Accuretic Precautions and Warnings for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take this drug.)
People who take too much Accuretic may have overdose symptoms that could include extremely low blood pressure.
If you happen to overdose on this medication, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Accuretic Overdose for more information.)