Accuretic Precautions and Warnings
Before beginning treatment with Accuretic, precautions and warnings for the drug should be reviewed and fully understood. There are many medical conditions that should be reported to your doctor prior to starting Accuretic, including high cholesterol, kidney or liver disease, and heart disease. Also, there are several potential side effects of Accuretic, such as allergic reactions, swelling of the head or neck, and extremely low blood pressure.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Accuretic® (quinapril HCl-hydrochlorothiazide) if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure, aortic stenosis, or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Liver disease, including cirrhosis
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE)
- A personal or family history of angioedema (swelling under the skin)
- 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.