What is Aceten (Captopril) used for?
Aceten (Captopril) is used to treat a variety of conditions, including kidney problems and high blood pressure. It is a type of ACE inhibitor, which helps to make the blood flow more easily thorough the body by relaxing the blood vessels. It may also be used to treat heart failure, and to help improve a patient;s chances of survival after suffering from a heart attack.
How should I use Aceten (Captopril)?
Patients who are taking Aceten (Captopril) tablets to treat their symptoms should take these tablets at least one hour prior to eating, or as advised by the prescribing physician. This drug is usually taken 2 to 3 times per day. Patients who are using this drug to treat high blood pressure should note that it may take up to 2 weeks before the full benefits of this drug are noticed.
What are the side effects of Aceten (Captopril)?
When Aceten (Captopril) tablets are taken, some side effects may occur, such as:
You should immediately consult your physician if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if you experience other more serious side effects, including muscular weakness, fainting, fever or symptoms of liver problems.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Aceten (Captopril). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.