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What should I know about quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide before taking it?

Before taking quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide, you should know that there are a number of medical conditions which may preclude you from taking it. If you have diabetes; heart problems; blood vessel or blood flow problems; bone marrow problems; kidney or liver problems; an autoimmune disease; high potassium levels; low blood sodium levels; have had a stroke, heart attack or kidney transplant; are dehydrated; or have low blood volume, you should talk to your doctor before taking quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide. If you are on dialysis or are scheduled to have major surgery while taking this drug, talk to your doctor. If you are allergic to anything, tell your doctor.

If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, breast-feeding, or are of childbearing age and able to become pregnant, talk to your doctor before taking quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide; using this medication can cause harm to a fetus, including death. If you become pregnant while on quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide, you need to notify your doctor immediately.

In addition, interactions with quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide can result from taking it with medicines containing gold, barbiturates, corticosteroids, diazoxide, narcotic pain pills, high blood pressure medications, certain diuretics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), salicylates, dextran sulfate, digoxin, dofetilide, ketanserin, lithium, potassium supplements, sulfonylureas, thiopurines, insulin, and hypoglycemics. Talk to your doctor about all medicines, vitamins, and supplements you are taking, before starting quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide.

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