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||BRAND NAME : Capoten
CHEMICAL CONTENTS : Captopril
Capoten is used in the treatment of blood hypertension and congestive heart failure. When prescribed for blood hypertension, it is effective used alone or combined with diuretics. If it is prescribed for congestive heart failure, it is used in combination with digitalis and diuretics. Capoten is in a family of drugs known as "ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitors." It works by preventing a chemical in your blood called angiotensin I from converting into a more potent form that increases salt and water retention in your body. Capoten also enhances blood flow throughout your blood vessels.
In addition, Capoten is used to improve survival in certain people who have suffered heart attacks and to treat kidney disease in diabetics.
Some doctors also prescribe Capoten for angina pectoris (crushing chest pain), Raynaud's phenomenon (a disorder of the blood vessels that causes the fingers to turn white when exposed to cold), and rheumatoid arthritis.
Adults :The usual starting dose is 25 mg taken 2 or 3 times a day. If you have any problems with your kidneys or suffer from other major health problems, your starting dose may be lower. Depending on how your blood pressure responds, your doctor may increase your dose later, up to a total of 150 mg 2 or 3 times a day. The maximum recommended daily dose is 450 mg.
Capoten Contraindications :
If you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to Capoten or similar drugs such as Vasotec, you should not take this medication. Make sure that your doctor is aware of any drug reactions that you have experienced.
Capoten Side Effects:
More common side effects of Capoten may include : Itching, loss of taste, low blood pressure, rash
Light-headedness or dizziness due to a sudden drop in blood pressure is the primary effect of a Capoten overdose.
Capoten Missed dose:
Take Capoten as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Never take two doses at the same time.
Store Capoten at room temperature, away from moisture, in a tightly closed container.
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