What is Apo-Captopril (Captopril) used for?
Apo-Captopril (Captopril) is a type of ACE inhibitor (angiotensin converting enzyme), which is used to treat a variety of conditions, such as congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, kidney problems occurring as a result of diabetes. It may also be given to patients to help improve survival after the occurrence of a heart attack.
How should I use Apo-Captopril (Captopril)?
Apo-Captopril (Captopril) tablets should be taken orally, usually 2 to 3 times per day. Be sure to take this medication on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before eating or else 2 hours after meals. Follow the instructions provided to you by your physician, and never exceed the daily recommended dosage.
What are the side effects of Apo-Captopril (Captopril)?
Some patients taking Apo-Captopril (Captopril) have reported side effects, such as:
You should immediately consult your physician if you experience other more serious side effects.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Apo-Captopril (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.