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You can help ensure a safe treatment process by being aware of all the warnings and precautions with quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide before starting the medication. For example, it's possible to develop side effects while using the drug, including swelling of the head and neck, allergic reactions, liver failure, and electrolyte imbalances. Certain people should not take this drug, including those who are allergic to ACE inhibitors, have severe kidney disease, or are allergic to sulfonamide-derived drugs.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide (sold under the brand name Accuretic® and also sold generically as Quinaretic™) 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 quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide, ACE inhibitors, 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 currently be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.