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Consuming alcohol with Captopril does not cause any harmful side effects.
Captopril is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in... View More
Captopril is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not ... View More
Captopril may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Captopril should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Captopril may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Regular b... View More
Captopril should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Captopril may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Inform you... View More
Captopril belongs to a group of medicines known as angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It is widely used to treat high blood pressure and he... View More
Uses of Captopril
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Prevention of heart attack and stroke
- Heart failure
Side effects of Captopril
- Decreased blood pressure
- Increased potassium level in blood
How to use Captopril
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Captopril may be taken wit... View More
How Captopril works
Captopril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It works by reducing stress on the heart and relaxing blood vessel so that blood flows mo... View More
What if you forget to take Captopril?
If you miss a dose of Captopril, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
- Captopril can make you feel dizzy for the first few days, so rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. You can also prefer taking it at bedtim... View More
- Let your doctor know about any cough, or throat irritation that does not go away.
- It may increase the level of potassium in blood. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Hypertension, Congestive heart failure, Post Myocardial infarction, Diabetic nephropathy
Should be taken on an empty stomach. Take on an empty stomach 1 hr before or 2 hr after meals.
Adult: PO HTN Initial: 12.5 mg twice daily. Maintenance: 25-50 mg twice daily. Max: 50 mg 3 times/day. Elderly: Initially, 6.25 mg bid. Heart failu... View More
Oral Hypertension Child: Neonates and infants: 0.15 mg/kg. Max: 6 mg/kg in 2 or 3 divided doses according to response. Childn and adolescents: 0.3 mg/... View More
Renal impairment: CrCl (ml/min) <10 Initially, 6.25 mg/day. Max: 37.5 mg/day. 10-20 Initially, 12.5 mg/day. Max: 75 mg/day. 21-40 Initially, 25 mg/... View More
Known hypersensitivity to the drug. Bilateral renal artery stenosis, hereditary angioedema; renal impairment; pregnancy.
Mode of Action
Captopril competitively inhibits the conversion of angiotensin I (ATI) to angiotensin II (ATII), thus resulting in reduced ATII levels and aldosterone s... View More
Patients on diuretics or with sodium depletion should discontinue diuretics or increase sodium intake prior to initiation of therapy. Renal impairment, ... View More
>10% Hyperkalemia (1-11%) 1-10% Hypersensitivity rxns (4-7%),Skin rash (4-7%),Dysgeusia (2-4%),Hypotension (1-2.5%),Pruritus (2%),Cough (0.5-2%),Ch... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy Category: C; D in 2nd & 3rd trimesters Discontinue as soon as pregnancy detected; during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, drug... View More
Concurrent treatment w/ NSAIDs reduces hypotensive action and increases the risk of nephrotoxicity. Additive hyperkalaemic effect w/ K supplements, K-sp... View More
Alternative brand for Captopril
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More