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Capoten Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is captopril (Capoten)?
- What are the possible side effects of captopril (Capoten)?
- What is the most important information I should know about captopril (Capoten)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking captopril (Capoten)?
- How should I take captopril (Capoten)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Capoten)?
- What happens if I overdose (Capoten)?
- What should I avoid while taking captopril (Capoten)?
- What other drugs will affect captopril (Capoten)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Capoten)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Capoten)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include feeling extremely dizzy or light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking captopril (Capoten)?
Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of captopril.
Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking captopril, unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect captopril (Capoten)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- gold injections to treat arthritis;
- lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith);
- a potassium supplement such as K-Dur, Klor-Con;
- salt substitutes that contain potassium;
- drugs that can dilate blood vessels, such as alprostadil (Caverject, Edex), nitroglycerin (Nitro Dur, Nitrolingual, Nitrostat, Transderm Nitro, and others), nitroprusside (Nitropress), nesiritide (Natrecor), minoxidil (Loniten), or isosorbide dinitrate (Imdur, Isordil);
- aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others; or
- a diuretic (water pill).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with captopril. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about captopril.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Capoten Information
- Capoten Drug Interactions Center: captopril oral
- Capoten Side Effects Center
- Capoten Overview including Precautions
- Capoten FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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