Detailed Information on Products That Interfere With Quinapril-Hydrochlorothiazide
Bile Acid Sequestrants
Bile acid sequestrants can bind to quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide in the digestive tract and decrease its absorption into the body. To avoid this drug interaction, quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide should be taken at least one hour before or four to six hours after a bile acid sequestrant has been given.
Taking corticosteroids with quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide may cause an electrolyte imbalance, especially with the levels of potassium in the blood. If you are taking a corticosteroid with quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide, your healthcare provider may monitor you more closely and/or adjust your dose of medicine as needed.
Taking a diabetes medication with quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide may increase blood sugar levels. For your particular situation, your healthcare provider may monitor you more closely and/or adjust your dose of diabetes medications as needed.
When taking quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide with a diuretic, your blood pressure may decrease too much. This is more likely to occur when quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide is first started. In order to decrease the chances of this interaction, your healthcare provider may change the dose of either medicine, start you on a lower dose of quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide, and/or monitor you more closely.
Reactions have been reported in people taking quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide who received gold injections. These reactions included symptoms such as facial flushing, nausea, vomiting, and low blood pressure.