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Some warnings and precautions to be aware of with Quinaretic involve potentially serious side effects of the medication that may occur, such as swelling of the head, neck, or intestines. Other warnings and precautions with Quinaretic have to do with taking the medication while pregnant or nursing -- the drug may affect the developing fetus and it passes through breast milk.
Before taking Quinaretic™ (quinapril HCL-hydrochlorothiazide), let your healthcare provider know 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 Quinaretic, ACE inhibitors, sulfonamide-derived drugs (also referred to as 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 be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.