What is Generic for Capoten used for?
Generic for Capoten is an ACE inhibitor prescribed to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), congestive heart failure, and diabetic nephropathy. This medicine relaxes the blood vessels, which in turn lowers the blood pressure. Also, it is used to improve survival as well as reduce the risk of developing congestive heart failure following a heart attack. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Capoten?
The dosage of Generic for Capoten prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Generic for Capoten. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.
The recommended dose of Generic for Capoten is between 25 and 150 mg, two or three times a day. It should be taken on an empty stomach one hour before meals. Take each dose with a full glass of water.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Capoten?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Capoten medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Capoten?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Capoten, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are severe dizziness, fainting, and unusually fast or slow heartbeat.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Capoten?
- Potassium chloride
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Capoten.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Capoten, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Capoten can interact with potassium supplements, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and diuretics.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Capoten?
Like other medicines, Generic for Capoten can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Capoten are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Capoten cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Capoten develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Capoten can cause side effects such as dizziness, loss of taste, drowsiness, headache, insomnia, dry mouth, mouth sores, nausea, diarrhea, constipation and cough. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are decreased sexual ability, fast/pounding heartbeat, chest pain, rapid weight gain, and urinating more or less than usual. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Capoten.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Capoten?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Capoten with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Capoten?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Capoten?
How will Generic for Capoten work in my body?
How should Generic for Capoten be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Capoten drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before taking Generic for Capoten, tell your doctor if you are allergic to ACE inhibitors, and also if you have diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, and high blood levels of potassium. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, or if you are breast-feeding. While using this medication, avoid drinking alcohol.