Accuretic (Quinapril Hydrochloride)
What is Accuretic (Quinapril Hydrochloride) used for?
Accuretic (Quinapril Hydrochloride) is an oral ACE inhibitor prescribed to treat patients with high blood pressure (hypertension). The medication relaxes blood vessels in the body to allow easier circulation and reduce the amount of work required by the heart. This function may also make it useful for treating heart failure. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Accuretic (Quinapril Hydrochloride)?
Always follow your physician's instructions when using Accuretic (Quinapril Hydrochloride) to get the best results from treatment. One tablet is typically taken once daily, but your particular dosage will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. The tablets should be swallowed whole and unaltered with a large glass of water. They may be taken with or without food, but a snack or meal is recommended if you experience an upset stomach. Do not change the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Always ask your physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Accuretic (Quinapril Hydrochloride)?
Some patients using Accuretic (Quinapril Hydrochloride) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
More serious side effects that may occur include flu symptoms, faintness, chest pain, high potassium levels, unusual swelling, urinary retention, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Inform your physician immediately if you experience any severe or worrying symptoms to make sure the correct alterations are made to your regimen to prevent further complications. These may include lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases.
Do not begin using Accuretic (Quinapril Hydrochloride) if you are pregnant, allergic to ACE inhibitors, if the patient being treated is a child, if you have hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, angioneurotic edema, or aortic stenosis. It is also important to disclose if you are elderly, taking other medications to treat hypertension, undergoing therapy to reduce allergic reactions, if you have severe heart failure, low fluid volume, low sodium levels in the blood, diabetes, hardening of the arteries, renal artery stenosis, connective tissue diseases, decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected complications requiring special adjustments to your dosage.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Accuretic (Quinapril Hydrochloride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.