Accuretic Side Effects
It is possible to develop certain side effects while taking Accuretic. Side effects that are most commonly seen include headache, dizziness, cough, and fatigue. There are also a number of rare but possible side effects that are documented in less than 1 percent of patients, including dry mouth, weight loss, and anemia. Seek medical attention immediately if you experience side effects such as nausea or vomiting, seizures, or unexplained skin rash.
As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with Accuretic® (quinapril HCL-hydrochlorothiazide). However, not everyone who takes the medicine will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate Accuretic well. When side effects do occur, in many cases they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(The Accuretic side effects discussed below are not a complete list of side effects reported with this drug. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of side effects with you.)
Accuretic has been studied extensively in clinical trials, with thousands of people having been evaluated. In these studies, side effects are always documented and compared to side effects that occur in a similar group of people not taking the medicine.
Based on these studies, the most common Accuretic side effects include:
- Headache -- up to 6.7 percent of people
- Dizziness -- up to 4.8 percent
- Cough -- up to 3.2 percent (see Accupril Cough)
- Fatigue -- up to 2.9 percent
- Muscle pain -- up to 2.4 percent
- High potassium levels in the blood -- up to 2 percent.
Other side effects with Accuretic (occurring in more than 1 percent of people) include, but are not limited to:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Upper respiratory tract infection, such as the flu or common cold
- Heartburn or indigestion
- Spinning sensation (vertigo).