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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Capoten (Overview)

Capoten is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Can capoten (captopril) be administered sublingual?

Can capoten (captopril) be administered sublingual?

Don't: In general, unless your doc specifically prescribed it that way, avoid sublingual administration of oral medicines. This route can bypass the pill's time-release formulation, releasing too much medicine all at once, or can result in higher/faster absorption than the pill-in-stomach route as carefully tested by the drug company. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
23 doctors shared insights

Capoten (Overview)

Capoten is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Is captopril safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is captopril safe for  women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Ace inhibitors are not advised for use in treatment of hypertension during pregnancy due to their association with significant birth defects. Alternative medications that are safe in pregnancy should be used for treatment of preexisting hypertension during pregnancy. All treatment plans should be individualized between a woman, her ob/gyn, and possibly cardiologist and/or perinatologist. ...Read more

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Son is going on this (captopril) drug next week as he hascan advise me on it and its side effects especially in children?

Rash,itch,coug: Depending on age, if sun worshipped photo sensitivity may be a problem in addition to more common reaction listed above. As with any drug an untoward reaction must always be assumed to be the drug until proven otherwise. Stop the med and call the prescriber. ...Read more

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How can capoten (captopril) be given in children?

How can capoten (captopril) be given in children?

Depends: This is a specific medication primarily used for significant hypertension. It is available in liquid suspension and pill form. Its use is generally limited to well studied patients under supervision by specialists in the fields of neonatology, nephrology or cardiology but may extend to generalists after patient status is stable. ...Read more

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Can capoten (captopril) be administered sublingual?

Don't: In general, unless your doc specifically prescribed it that way, avoid sublingual administration of oral medicines. This route can bypass the pill's time-release formulation, releasing too much medicine all at once, or can result in higher/faster absorption than the pill-in-stomach route as carefully tested by the drug company. ...Read more

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Can capoten (captopril) be given sub-lingual?

Can capoten (captopril) be given sub-lingual?

No: This oral medication should be ingested in the dosage your physcian prescribed for you high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Why does the medication capoten (captopril) cause cough in patients?

Why does the medication capoten (captopril) cause cough in patients?

Increase bradykinin?: When Capoten (captopril) (one of the ace-angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor) drugs causes a persistent dry cough it is best to stop and use another antihypertensive medication such as an angiotensin ii receptor antagonists (arb such as losartan). Capoten (captopril)/ace inhibitors increase bradykinin levels by reducing the breakdown of the bradykinin. Best to switch to another medication in presence of cough. ...Read more

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Why does the medication capoten (captopril) cause a dry, hacking cough?

Why does the medication capoten (captopril) cause a dry, hacking cough?

ACE cough: Capoten (captopril) is one of a class of blood pressure medicines called ace inhibitors, which can sometimes cause a dry, persistent cough as a side effect. If you are having trouble with this, talk to your doctor about changing to a different medication. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: captopril?

ACE inhibitor: It is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor which lowers blood pressure, unloads the heart and can protect the kidneys in diabetes. ...Read more

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Why can't you take antiacids when you are taking captopril?

Why can't you take antiacids when you are taking captopril?

See Below: Antacids may decrease Captopril levels therefore decreasing its effectiveness.Captopril should be given 1 hour before or 4 hours after an antacid to avoid these issues. ...Read more

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Does studies exist that will support the use of captopril as sublingual in BP lowering?

Don't think so : Captopril is an old ace inhibitor, it is short acting thus should be taken every 8hrs. Personally, i don't see a reason for a sl ace inhibitor and actually don't use Captopril much. Rather, long acting Lisinopril or ramipril once a day for ease of use and better compliance. ...Read more

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Son is going on this (captopril) drug next week as he hascan advise me on it and its side effects especially in children?

Rash,itch,coug: Depending on age, if sun worshipped photo sensitivity may be a problem in addition to more common reaction listed above. As with any drug an untoward reaction must always be assumed to be the drug until proven otherwise. Stop the med and call the prescriber. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if it's dangerous to combine rulide, glibencamide, captopril and Lipitor (atorvastatin) together?

Can you tell me if it's dangerous to combine rulide, glibencamide, captopril and Lipitor (atorvastatin) together?

Possibly: There are 2 interactions possible with these 4 medications. Captopril combined with glibencamide may result in low blood sugars. Rulide Combined with Lipitor (atorvastatin) may increase the blood levels of Lipitor (atorvastatin) resulting in muscle damage. ...Read more

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Hi.I told my nephrologist that i was taking 2 captopril instead of one.My GFR went from 47 to 22 in 3 mos. She said i "did this to myself" did i?

Hi.I told my nephrologist that i was taking 2 captopril instead of one.My GFR went  from 47 to 22 in 3 mos. She said i "did this to myself" did i?

Rx directions: Not sure of your exact question here..If you were prescribed a medication and the instructions were to take 1 daily, then it is important to take 1 daily and be compliant. If you take 2 instead of one, you certainly can put yourself at risk for an adverse event/side effect, and with an ace inhibitor, the most likely adverse event would include kidney/renal issues. Hopefully any can be reversible. ...Read more

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Is captopril safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Ace inhibitors are not advised for use in treatment of hypertension during pregnancy due to their association with significant birth defects. Alternative medications that are safe in pregnancy should be used for treatment of preexisting hypertension during pregnancy. All treatment plans should be individualized between a woman, her ob/gyn, and possibly cardiologist and/or perinatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. L Hartley
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Captopril (Definition)

It is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor which lowers blood pressure, unloads the heart and can protect ...Read more