Capoten 25mg use, dosage and side effect information
Capoten is a medication containing captopril, a chemical agent classified as an angiotensin-1-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor.
Capoten is used in treating symptoms of high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, left ventricular dysfunction, after myocardial infarction, and diabetic neuropathy.
What variants does Capoten come in?
Capoten is available in 12.5 mg, 25 mg, 50mg, and 100mg tablets for oral use only.
What are the side effects of Capoten?
Serious side effects of Capoten include:
· Little or no urination
· More than usual urination
· shortness of breath
· rapid weight gain
· chest pain or pressure
· pounding heartbeat
· Fluttering in the chest
· Slow or unusual heart rate
· sudden weakness
· Cold or flu symptoms
· sore throat
· Skin sore
Other side effects include:
· Numbness of the hands and feet
· loss of taste
Can pregnant women use Capoten?
Capoten is known to cause fetal toxicity. Use of this medication should be discontinued once you discover you’re pregnant.
How do I use Capoten?
· For blood pressure reduction, the recommended starting dosage is 25 milligrams two to three times daily and maybe increase to 50 milligrams 2 – 3 times daily, with a maximum daily dosage of 450 milligrams.
· In case of heart failure, this medication should only be used as directed by your doctor.
any dosage change should only be approved by your doctor.