Accuretic is a combination medicine containing hydrochlorothiazide and quinapril. Hydrochlorothiazide is a waterpill that works by preventing the body from absorbing a lot of salt, which can cause a fluid retention problem. Quinapril is an ACE inhibitor—angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor.
It works by reducing the blood pressure and improving signs of fluid retention. Accuretic is therefore given to people who have high blood pressure.
How To Use
Make sure you take Accuretic as advised by your doctor. Take the right dose for the advised duration only. If you experience unending vomiting or diarrhea, call the doctor right away. The same is the case if you start to sweat abnormally to avoid dehydration and low blood pressure, kidney failure or electrolyte disorders.
Your doctor will monitor your blood pressure often and test your blood and urine if you can’t stop vomiting or having diarrhea. If you skip your dose, take it the soonest you can think of it unless the time to take your next dose is near. If you are going to have a surgery soon, inform your surgeon so they can stop you from taking Accuretic.
The side effects of Accuretic include the following:
- Muscle aches.
If you notice signs of an allergy, high or low potassium levels, sudden weakness or low sodium levels, call the doctor.
Prior to taking Accuretic, tell your doctor if you have:
- A history of angioedema
- An allergy to an ACE inhibitor
- Difficulty urinating
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease, including cirrhosis
- Congestive heart failure
- A penicillin allergy
- Pregnancy or a child who is breastfeeding