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Effects of Quinapril-Hydrochlorothiazide

A blood pressure reading consists of two numbers -- for example: 120/80. The top number is known as the systolic blood pressure, and the bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure. During clinical studies in people taking quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide, both systolic and diastolic blood pressure decreased significantly.
By lowering blood pressure, quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide can decrease the risk of developing health problems, such as a heart attack or stroke, that can occur as a result of long-term high blood pressure (see Effects of High Blood Pressure).

Quinapril-Hydrochlorothiazide: When and How Do I Take It?

Some general considerations for when and how to take quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide include:
  • Quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide comes in tablet form. It is taken once a day.
  • Quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide may be taken with or without food.
  • Quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of medicine in your blood.
  • For quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide will not work if you stop taking it.

Dosing With Quinapril-Hydrochlorothiazide

The dose of this drug that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may currently be taking
  • How you respond to quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide.
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Quinapril-Hydrochlorothiazide Dosing for more information about dosing guidelines for quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide.)
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