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What is Capoten?
Capoten (Captopril) is a drug in the group of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. The active component Сaptopril was first developed by the American pharmaceutical company Squibb and Sons Pharmaceuticals. Capoten is used in treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and prevention of strokes and certain heart issues.
What are the indications for using Capoten?
Capoten is known for the following uses:
- Hypertension – a state of having high blood pressure. Treatment of hypertension is an important step in prevention of heart failures and strokes.
- Congestive heart failure – a serious condition characterized by weakness of the heart, when it isn’t able to pump enough blood and bring the right amount of oxygen to the tissues of the body. Capoten, belonging to the group of ACE inhibitors, works as a relaxing agent for blood vessels and allows blood to flow easier. It is used both in treatment and prevention of various heart issues.
The dosage of Capoten should be prescribed according to your medical history and severity of the condition. Any adjustments of the dosage should be approved by your health care specialist. The standard starting dose for ordinary patients is 25-50 mg daily, while the maximum dose is 150 mg. Capoten should be taken with plenty of water before or after meals.
What are the contraindications for using Capoten?
You should avoid taking Capoten along with Aliskiren, Lithium and medicine that is intended to increase the levels of potassium in the blood, because it can interact dangerously with these drugs. Your medical advisor should be aware of your medical history, especially any allergies, higher levels of potassium in the blood and collagen vascular diseases. It is recommended to avoid Capoten during pregnancy, because of harmful effects that it can have on the unborn baby.
What are the adverse effects of Capoten?
Dizziness, cough, mild itching or skin rash, flushing, numbness or tingling of limbs, are among common adverse effects of Capoten. Severe stomach pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing or pounding heartbeats are all signs of serious adverse effects and if you suffer from any of these reactions, you should seek professional medical help immediately.