Capoten (Captopril) Customer Reviews


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Captopril is prescribed as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with other medications for the management of elevated blood pressure and heart failure. It is additionally utilized to enhance survival rates and mitigate the risk of heart failure following a myocardial infarction in patients with left ventricular hypertrophy. Captopril is further employed in the treatment of kidney disease resulting from type 1 diabetes and retinopathy (an eye disease).

Belonging to the class of drugs known as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, captopril functions by reducing the activity of specific chemicals that cause constriction of blood vessels, resulting in smoother blood flow and improved efficiency of blood pumping by the heart.

Uses and Dosage

Adhere to the following guidelines provided by your doctor for the administration of this medication. Take it orally, preferably on an empty stomach, at least one hour prior to meals. The frequency of dosing typically ranges from two to three times per day.

The prescribed dosage is determined based on your medical condition and your response to the treatment.

To maximize the effectiveness of this medication, you must use it regularly. Establish a consistent routine by taking it at the same times each day.

Continue taking this medication even if you feel well, as individuals with high blood pressure often do not experience noticeable symptoms.

For the treatment of high blood pressure, it may take up to two weeks before you observe the full benefits of this medication. In the case of heart failure, it may require weeks to months before the full benefits are realized.

Should your condition fail to improve or worsen, such as persistent or increased blood pressure readings, inform your doctor promptly.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • salty or metallic taste, or decreased ability to taste
  • cough
  • fast heartbeat
  • excessive tiredness

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • chest pain
  • swelling of the face, eyes, lips, tongue, arms, or legs
  • hives
  • hoarseness
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • stomach pain
  • fainting
  • rash
  • itching
  • mouth sores
  • fever, sore throat, chills, and other signs of infection


Prior to initiating treatment with captopril, inform your doctor or pharmacist about any known allergies you have, particularly if you are allergic to captopril, other ACE inhibitors, or if you have any other allergies. This medication may contain inactive ingredients that can potentially trigger allergic reactions or other complications.

Before using this medication, disclose your medical history to your doctor or pharmacist, especially if you have a history of allergic reactions involving swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, undergone blood filtering procedures (such as LDL apheresis or dialysis), have collagen vascular disease (such as lupus or scleroderma), or have elevated levels of potassium in your blood.

This drug may cause dizziness. Consumption of alcohol or marijuana can intensify this dizziness. Refrain from driving, operating machinery, or engaging in activities requiring alertness until you can safely do so.

To minimize the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, rise slowly from a seated or lying position.

Excessive sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting can lead to dehydration and increase the likelihood of lightheadedness. Report prolonged diarrhea or vomiting to your doctor. Unless directed otherwise by your doctor, ensure you drink enough fluids to prevent dehydration.

This product may raise your potassium levels. Before using potassium supplements or salt substitutes containing potassium, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Older adults may be more susceptible to the side effects of this medication, including dizziness and elevated potassium levels.

Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. You should avoid becoming pregnant while using captopril, as it may harm an unborn baby. If you become pregnant, promptly consult your doctor regarding the risks and benefits associated with this medication.

This medication passes into breast milk but is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Prior to breastfeeding, consult your doctor for guidance.

Form and Strength

Capoten is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • captopril tablet:

    • 12.5mg
    • 25mg
    • 50mg
    • 100mg


How much Capoten should I take?

A maximum daily dose of 450 mg Capoten should not be exceeded.

Can I feel the effect of Capoten on my blood pressure?

Many people do not feel it when their blood pressure changes a little. But if your blood pressure goes very low, you can feel dizzy or pass out.



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12.5mg, 25mg, 50mg, 100mg

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56, 100, 112

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