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Capoten vs. Altace

Are Capoten and Altace the Same Thing?

Capoten (captopril) and Altace (ramipril) are angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.

Capoten is also used to prevent kidney failure due to high blood pressure and diabetes.

Altace is also used to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Capoten?

Common side effects of Capoten include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Altace?

Common side effects of Altace include:

What Is Capoten?

Capoten (captopril) is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor prescribed for treating high blood pressure, heart failure, and for preventing kidney failure due to high blood pressure and diabetes. Capoten is available as a generic drug.

What Is Altace?

Altace (ramipril) is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor that reduces high blood pressure by reducing or relaxing blood vessels. Altace is used to lower blood pressure and to reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack, and increase survival in heart failure patients after a heart attack.

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What Drugs Interact With Capoten?

Capoten may interact with gold injections, lithium, potassium supplements, salt substitutes that contain potassium, drugs that can dilate blood vessels, aspirin or other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) or diuretics (water pills). Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

What Drugs Interact With Altace?

Altace may interact with diuretics (water pills), gold injections, lithium, potassium supplements, salt substitutes that contain potassium, or aspirin or other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

How Should Capoten Be Taken?

Capoten dose ranges from 25-150 mg two or three times daily.

How Should Altace Be Taken?

Altace is available in 1.5, 2.5, 5 and 10 mg strength tablets.

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Reviewed on 12/21/2018
References

FDA. Capoten Product Information.
https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2012/018343s084lbl.pdf
FDA. Altace Product Information.
https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/022021s007lbl.pdf
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