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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

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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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?

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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Please describe the medication: hydrochlorothiazide?

Please describe the medication: hydrochlorothiazide?

Diuretic: This is a diuretic often used to treat high blood pressure. It can be used alone or often in combination with other blood pressure medications. ...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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What could be the HTN medication with the least amount of many common side effects, with the exception of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?

Depends: See your doc to go over which drug medication profile fits you best. All drugs have side effects, but not every side effect occurs to any given person. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan)?

Please describe the medication: avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan)?

Blood pressure med: Treats high blood pressure. This medicine is a combination of an angiotensin receptor blocker (arb) and a diuretic (water pill). ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide)?

Please describe the medication: hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide)?

Blood pressure combo: A combination drug including a diuretic (hydrochlorothiazide) and and angiotensin ii receptor blocker (losartan.). ...Read more

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What is prinzide (lisinopril and hydrocholorthiazide) medication?

What is prinzide (lisinopril and hydrocholorthiazide) medication?

BP lowering med: Prinzide (lisinopril and hydrocholorthiazide) contains 2 drugs, an ace inhibitor Prinivil and a diuretic hydrochlorothiazide. This combination can be very effective in lowering blood pressure. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: zestoretic (lisinopril and hydrocholorthiazide)?

Please describe the medication: zestoretic (lisinopril and hydrocholorthiazide)?

HTN: Zestoretic (lisinopril and hydrocholorthiazide) contains a combination of hydrochlorothiazide and lisinopril. Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention. Lisinopril belongs to a group of drugs called ace inhibitors. Ace stands for angiotensin converting enzyme. Lisinopril lowers blood pressure and also relieves symptoms of fluid re. ...Read more

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What would happen if you take a 1000mg each of the heart medications hydrochlorothiazide and metoprolol is?

What would happen if you take a 1000mg each of the heart medications hydrochlorothiazide and metoprolol is?

Overdose: That is an overdose of both medications. If that were to happen medical attention should be sought immediately. I am concerned by the nature if your question. ...Read more

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I'm worried because I took my Hydrochlorothiazide/losartan 25/100 at about 6 pm yesterday and mistakenly took it again just now at 5 am. It's the only medication I take. I'm at work and have no way to measure my blood pressure. I don't have any other medi

I'm worried because I took my Hydrochlorothiazide/losartan 25/100 at about 6 pm yesterday and mistakenly took it again just now at 5 am. It's the only medication I take. I'm at work and have no way to measure my blood pressure. I don't have any other medi

HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) may make: You tired or light headed from low blood pressure. I would make sure to drink plenty of water, double the normal amount, and eat some salty foods right now until you can get your blood pressure checked. The Losartan is what will most likely drive your blood pressure down. Make sure you do not take that again for another 24 hours. ...Read more

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What are the high blood pressure medication licinopril and hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) the same?

What are the high blood pressure medication licinopril and hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) the same?

They are different: Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is a mild diuretic that removes sodium from the body causing an increased volume of urine and lowers blood pressure by reducing the volume of 'salt water' in our circulatory system. Lisinopril inhibits a certain specialized chemical reaction in our bodies that leads to a reduced retention of sodium in our bodies but also a reduced tension on our blood vessels, thus lowering blood pressure. ...Read more

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Hi, with my current medical conditions i.e hypertension & on simvastatin, HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) & losartan medications, is it safe for me to try Garcinia Cambogia?

Hi, with my current medical conditions i.e hypertension & on simvastatin, HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) & losartan medications, is it safe for me to try Garcinia Cambogia?

Not really because: Alternative medications have no safety profile and are not rigorously tested for safety by any agency. It has nothing to do with your blood pressure meds. If your goal is weight loss (usual reason why people want to take garcinia), there is no better method than a proper diet and regular exercise. Try cutting your food portions in half and see how that goes for a month. I'm sure you'll see results ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed diabetes insipidus. Dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) prescribed but still urinating constantly. Doctor says to give medication more time? How long?

Recently diagnosed diabetes insipidus. Dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) prescribed but still urinating constantly. Doctor says to give medication more time? How long?

Depends: Dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) can be useful in treating nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, a rare genetic disorder, but also can occur in the presence of other kidney disease, or long term lithium usage. It is important to be on a low salt diet as well. However, many people who are compulsive water drinkers can be missdiagnosed as having diabetes insipidus. Make sure the diagnosis is correct. ...Read more

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What are some brand names for the following generic drugs: tri-sprintec, methyldopa, and hydrochlorothiazide?

What are some brand names for the following generic drugs: tri-sprintec, methyldopa, and hydrochlorothiazide?

As follows: Methyldopa is aldomet, (methyldopate) tri-sprintec is brand name for norgestimate/ethinyl Estradiol combination, hydrochlorothiazide is esidrix or microzide. ...Read more

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Hydrochlorothiazide is1st line drug. What are the benefits if any of adding it if your BP is controlled without it. Any Heart/cardiac benefits? Any risk

Hydrochlorothiazide is1st line drug. What are the benefits if any of adding it if your BP is controlled without it. Any Heart/cardiac benefits? Any risk

Danger: One would never take a diuretic without a specific medical reason. It is not in any way going to assist with weight loss. Thinking that it could be of some weight loss benefit is incorrect thinking and a dangerous assumption. ...Read more

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How long before hydrochlorothiazide works? My blood pressure was just a little high, so my doctor put me on just hydrochlorothiazide to see if it will work without other blood pressure drugs. How long before my blood pressure will go down?

How long before hydrochlorothiazide works? My blood pressure was just a little high, so my doctor put me on just hydrochlorothiazide to see if it will work without other blood pressure drugs. How long before my blood pressure will go down?

Usually within days: Within a few days you should start to see an effect -- but, hctz, hydrochlorothiazide, is not a strong drug. Your best way to lower BP is to not exceed 1500 mg of salt per day and to exercise 30 minutes daily assuming your doctor is ok with these recommendations. ...Read more

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Can the drug hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) cause heart palputations?

Can the drug hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) cause heart palputations?

Yes from diuretic: Yes, the Hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) has a diuretic which can effect postassium and other metabolic perameters in the blood. This can cause palpitations sometimes. ...Read more

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Any side effects to the drugs tribenzor (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and olmesartan) 40-5-12.5mg or biastolic 10mg? I have been getting lightheaded and have fallen a few times. Could it be this?

Any side effects to the drugs tribenzor (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and olmesartan) 40-5-12.5mg or biastolic 10mg? I have been getting lightheaded and have fallen a few times. Could it be this?

Possible.: Any blood pressure medicine can cause it. Your lightheadedness could be from low blood pressure, or slow heart rate, and or abnormal circulation. Please have yourself checked asap. Its important to have your blood pressure under control, but make sure you do not have an underlying other cardiovascular issues. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for hypertension which drug out of fosinopril, telmisartan, oxenoprolol, felodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, amilord?

Can you tell me for hypertension which drug out of fosinopril, telmisartan, oxenoprolol, felodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, amilord?

BP med?: If the patient has angina, a beta-blocker may be the agent of choice, not necessarily oxenoprolol. If the patient has proteinuria, then either fosinopril (F) or telmisartan (T) would be excellent choices to reduce both the blood pressure. Felodipine and amlodopine can be used and may cause some leg swelling. Hydrochlorthiazide can be effective and causes loss of potassium and magnesium. Go for F. ...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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Hello sir How are you? We can use capoten (captopril) use sub lingual

Not studied.: I am unaware of any study on SL capoten. However if you have trouble swallowing it, you will have to try it on your own by monitoring your BP responses. ...Read more

Captopril And Hydrocholorthiazide (Definition)

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


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