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The name of your medicine is Accuretic. It comes as pink film coated tablets containing 20 mg of quinapril and 12.5 mg OR 25 mg of hydrochlorothiazide in each oval tablet. Accuretic tablets are available in blister packs of 28 tablets.
The active ingredients in Accuretic are quinapril and hydrochlorothiazide. Quinapril belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. ACE inhibitors work by widening blood vessels in the body, which can reduce the pressure in the vessels. Hydrochlorothiazide belongs to a group of medicines called diuretics. Diuretics help the body to get rid of extra fluid and are used in patients with high blood pressure. Because they get rid of fluid diuretics are sometimes called 'water tablets'.
The usual dose of Accuretic is one tablet each day. Your doctor may increase the dose to two tablets which may be taken together once a day or may be taken separately, one tablet in the morning and one in the evening.
Always take Accuretic exactly as your doctor has told you to. If you are not sure how to take your tablets ask your doctor or pharmacist. Never take more tablets than the doctor has told you to.
Try to take the tablets at the same time(s) every day, either with or without food.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember unless it is time for your next dose. Do not take a double dose.
If you accidentally take too many Accuretic tablets tell your doctor at once. If you can't do this, go to the nearest hospital accident and emergency department. Take along the medicine container even if there are not any tablets left, this helps the hospital staff tell what medicine you have taken.
Accuretic is not recommended for use in children.
Accuretic side effects that may occur include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, dry cough, dizziness or lightheadedness when sitting up or standing, loss of appetite, or fatigue. If Accuretic 20 side effects continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience rash or itching, muscle pain or cramps, vomiting, restlessness, dry mouth, unusual thirst, unusual tiredness or weakness, fast heartbeat, yellowing of the skin or eyes, sore throat or fever, or drowsiness.