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Captopril is used for the control, treatment and prevention of conditions such as heart failure, high blood pressure, kidney disease related to type 1 diabetes, heart attack, congestive heart failure, and scleroderma crisis. Captopril works by preventing the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II, thus inhibiting production of the angiotensin converting enzyme.

Do not use Captopril if you are allergic to any of the ingredients present in it. Before using Captopril tell your doctor if you are using any prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, or other herbal and dietary pills and supplements, if you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding, if you suffer from bilateral renal artery stenosis, or if you have any upcoming surgeries. Also let your doctor know your history of medical problems, pre-existing diseases and current health conditions.

Captopril is available as a tablet to be taken orally, with or without food, as instructed by the doctor. Dosage depends on conditions such as medical condition, diet, age, and counteraction with other medicines.

Captopril has side effects such as anemia, jaundice, hypotension, glossitis, pancreatitis, and dyspepsia. If you experience side effects other than the ones listed above, you need to contact your doctor for immediate medical assistance.

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Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Cardiologist before using this medicine.
  • Decreased Blood Pressure

  • Cough

  • Increased Potassium Level In Blood

  • Fatigue

  • Weakness

  • Dizziness

  • Renal Impairment

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Aceten 25mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Aceten 25mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution should be advised in patients with severe renal impairment.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Captopril, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Captopril as ingredient

Captopril is a competitive inhibitor. The angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) and is used to treat hypertension. By inhibiting ACE, it decreases the levels of angiotensin II, increases plasma renin activity and decreases aldosterone production. This controls the blood pressure of the body.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Heplock 10Iu Injection

    Silybon 35Mg Suspension

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About Captopril
What are the uses of Captopril
What are the side effects of Captopril ?
Key highlights of Captopril
What are the dosage instructions?
Medicines containing Captopril
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Captopril ?