Trade name: Capotril
Strength: 12.5 mg
Active ingredient: Captopril
Category: Captopril is an ACE inhibitor (angiotensin converting enzyme).
Pregnancy category: Captopril belongs to US FDA pregnancy category D (Positive evidence of risk).
Uses: Capotril 12.5 mg tablet is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), heart failure, diabetic nephropathy, and to improve survival after a heart attack.
How to use: Take Capotril 12.5 mg tablet orally 1 hour before meals. You need to drink plenty of water while taking this medication. Your blood pressure need to be checked often while taking this medication. High blood pressure has no symptoms, keep using this medicine even you feel better for full course of treatment.
Side Effects: Dizziness, lightheadedness, loss of taste, dry cough, low blood pressure, skin rashes, impotence.
Dosage: Usual adult dose for hypertension, congestive heart failure, diabetic nephropathy, hypertensive emergency: Initial dose: 25 mg orally three times a day. Maintenance dose: 50 mg orally three times a day.
Written by: : healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: August 6th, 2016
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