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Accuretic is the brand version of Quinapril-Hydrochlorothiazide. This 2-in-1 medication combines Quinapril (an ACE inhibitor) and Hydrochlorothiazide (a water pill) to treat medical conditions like high blood pressure (hypertension). It can also reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack.
Please note: At this time, this medication is only prescribed as a refill at Dr. B.
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About Accuretic (Quinapril-Hydrochlorothiazide)
How does it work?
Accuretic contains two drugs, Quinapril and Hydrochlorothiazide. Quinapril is an ACE inhibitor that relaxes blood vessels. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic (water pill) that helps the body remove excess salt and water. Together, they effectively lower blood pressure levels.
What does it treat?
Accuretic is primarily used to treat high blood pressure, which happens when the force of blood against the artery walls is too high. By lowering blood pressure, it can also help reduce the risk of other health problems like heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular conditions.
What forms does it come in?
This hypertension medicine comes as tablets you take by mouth. The tablets contain Quinapril and Hydrochlorothiazide, combined to provide a convenient way to manage high blood pressure.
Accuretic vs. Quinapril-Hydrochlorothiazide
Both hypertension treatments contain Quinapril and Hydrochlorothiazide, so they treat high blood pressure in the same way. Accuretic is a brand-name version of Quinapril-Hydrochlorothiazide, its generic counterpart. So it may cost more.
How much will it cost?
Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a high blood pressure prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Quinapril 10 mg-Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg (30 tablets) start at $14.17.
* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.
Quinapril 10 mg-Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg (30 tablets)*
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Accuretic (Quinapril-Hydrochlorothiazide) prescription FAQ
What are the benefits of taking Accuretic (Quinapril-Hydrochlorothiazide)?
- Lowers blood pressure
- Prevents stroke and heart attack
- Prevents kidney damage
- Improves heart function
Who should not take this medication?
- Those who are allergic to Quinapril or Hydrochlorothiazide
- People with a known allergy or severe reaction to ACE inhibitors, diuretics or sulfonamide-derived drugs
- Pregnant women, breastfeeding or those planning to become pregnant
- Those with specific heart valve conditions
- People with a history of gout
- Those who have low blood pressure (hypotension)
- People with a history of angioedema (swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat)
- People with a rare genetic condition called hereditary angioedema
- Those with severe kidney disease or a history of kidney problems
- People who have high levels of potassium in the blood (hyperkalemia)
- Those who are taking Neprilysin Inhibitors like Entresto (Sacubitril/Valsartan)
- People who are taking Aliskiren, another type of blood pressure medication
- People with a history of electrolyte imbalances, as diuretics can cause imbalances in potassium, sodium, magnesium, and chloride levels in the blood
If you have any of these conditions—or a history of dehydration, Marfan's disease or Ehler's Danlos disease, heart failure, diabetes, liver problems, adrenal gland problems, primary aldosteronism (a condition that causes the adrenal glands to produce too much aldosterone, a hormone that helps regulate blood pressure), or collagen vascular disease (such as lupus or scleroderma)—speak with your healthcare provider before starting this medication.
Taking this medication when you have these conditions should be carefully and closely monitored by a healthcare provider.
Also tell your medical provider about any other medications you’re using before you start this hypertension treatment.
How do you take this medication?
You take Accuretic by mouth with or without food. Since it contains a diuretic that increases urination, it’s often advised to take it in the morning and not before bed. Follow your health provider’s instructions carefully to avoid potential side effects.
High blood pressure is a long-term (chronic) condition that can harm your organs. Medications for blood pressure are not a one-time cure. This medicine doesn't provide a complete cure for high blood pressure, so it's important to continue taking it, even if you start feeling better. If you stop taking it suddenly, this could cause dangerous problems, like heart attack or stroke. Follow your medical provider's instructions carefully.
Also, please keep in mind that it may take some time for this medication to achieve its full effect in managing your blood pressure. Don't be discouraged if you don't notice immediate changes. Continue taking your medication as prescribed, and consult with your healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. But if it’s close to the time of your next scheduled dose, skip the dose you missed and continue with your regular medication schedule. Don’t take extra medicine or double up to make up for your missed dose.
What happens if I take too much?
Taking too much Accuretic can lower blood pressure too much, leading to dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting. If you’ve taken too much, call your licensed medical provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222) immediately.
Can I get Accuretic (Quinapril-Hydrochlorothiazide) online?
If you’ve already been diagnosed with hypertension and prescribed treatment, Dr. B can help you keep your prescription filled with a convenient $15 online consultation. (Right now, we can’t help you get an initial prescription.) Our consultations don’t require an appointment or video call. So they’re a hassle-free option for long-term hypertension care.
Medical information reviewed by Dr. Sudip Bose
Sudip Bose, MD is a world-leading emergency medicine physician, combat veteran, professor, and entrepreneur. With a wide variety of experience, Dr. Bose is focused on endeavors with large-scale health and educational impact. He founded The Battle Continues, a nonprofit assisting veterans with healthcare needs. Dr. Bose is also a clinical professor at Texas Tech and University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is a graduate of the honors program at Northwestern University, where he continued his medical school education at The Feinberg School of Medicine.
Not everyone will experience side effects when taking this medication. Common side effects that do happen are usually mild and often go away as your body adjusts to the medication. These include:
- Sun sensitivity
- Muscle cramps
- Dry cough
To reduce the risk of sunburn and dehydration, limit your time in the sun and drink plenty of fluids while on this medication.
If you experience severe side effects, immediately contact your health provider or seek emergency help. These include severe swelling that occurs beneath the skin–most commonly in the face, lips, tongue, or throat (angioedema), eye pain, a change in your vision or memory, signs of kidney problems (like a change in urine), signs of an electrolyte imbalance or symptoms of high blood potassium levels like muscle weakness or an irregular heartbeat. Liver damage is a rare but severe side effect that includes constant vomiting or nausea, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, yellowing skin or eyes and dark urine.
This medication, along with its component hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), can potentially alter serum potassium levels, so it’s important to keep an eye on your potassium levels when taking this medication. It's best to consult a healthcare provider for routine checks. It's a simple step that can help ensure your treatment's effectiveness and safety.
Getting your blood tested regularly is important to monitor your overall health. It's a good idea to have your bloodwork checked, which may include tests for renal function, glucose levels or potassium levels in your blood. These routine checks help ensure you are in good health and catch any potential issues early.