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Dr. L Hartley
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Captopril (Overview)

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


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Please describe the medication: captopril?

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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Dr. L Hartley
160 doctors shared insights

Captopril (Overview)

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


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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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Capoten (Definition)

Capoten is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood ...Read more