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Captopril And Hydrocholorthiazide (Overview)

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


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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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Captopril And Hydrocholorthiazide (Overview)

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


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Out of fosinopril, felodipine, oxenoprolol,telmisartan, amiloride,hydrochlorothiazide, which is most effective?

Out of fosinopril, felodipine, oxenoprolol,telmisartan, amiloride,hydrochlorothiazide, which is most effective?

Depends: Physicians will choose different medicines for BP depending on the clinical situation and other accompanying problems: Fosinopril is an ACE inhibitor Felodipine is a Calcium channel blocker Amiloride and HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) are mild diuretics Telmisartan is an ARB ....prolol is a beta blocker All of them are good depending on the circumstances ...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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I took promethezine HCl 25 mg instead of lisinopril/ hydrochlorothiazide tab 20/25mg for 1 week by accident. Should i be worried i usually take lisinopril but when i cleaned out my medicine cabinet i must've pulled out the promethezine and started acciden

I took promethezine HCl 25 mg instead of lisinopril/ hydrochlorothiazide tab 20/25mg for 1 week by accident. Should i be worried i usually take lisinopril but when i cleaned out my medicine cabinet i must've pulled out the promethezine and started acciden

Promethazine : Promethazine is a drug that is used to manage common cold, allergic reactions and is sometimes combined with other drugs, such as dextromethorphan, to suppress cough (see the link below). It belongs to a class of drugs known as antihistaminics. Promethazine has many side effects and several important drug-drug interactions. One important side effect is drowsiness, which can become significant at higher doses. Operating machinery or driving may become dangerous while taking promethazine. Overdose of Promethazine could result in respiratory arrest and death. Other sedatives such as alcohol, narcotics, tricyclic antidepressants enhance the sedating properties of promethazine. Administration of Promethazine has been associated with reported cholestatic jaundice. Edema (swelling) has also been associated with promethazine. From your description it appears that you may be having potentially serious side effects of this medication. You should stop taking it and see a doctor. ...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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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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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

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Hydrochlorothiazide (Definition)

This is a diuretic often used to treat high blood pressure. It can be used alone or often in combination with ...Read more


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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