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Capoten vs. Prinivil, Qbrelis, Zestril

Are Capoten and Prinivil, Qbrelis, Zestril the Same Thing?

Capoten (captopril) and Prinivil, Qbrelis, and Zestril (lisinopril) are angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart failure.

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

Prinivil, Qbrelis, and Zestril are also used for supportive treatment in patients that suffer a myocardial infarction (heart attack).

Side effects of Capoten and Prinivil, Qbrelis, and Zestril that are similar include cough, stomach/abdominal pain or upset, diarrhea, skin itching or rash, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, nausea, or vomiting.

Side effects of Capoten that are different from Prinivil, Qbrelis, and Zestril include constipation, lightheadedness, fatigue, sleep problems (insomnia), loss of taste, loss of appetite, dry mouth, sores inside your mouth or on your lips, numbness in the hands or feet, kidney failure, and increased levels of potassium in the blood.

Side effects of Prinivil, Qbrelis, and Zestril that are different from Capoten include depressed mood.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Capoten?

Capoten may cause serious side effects, including:

  • a dry and persistent cough,
  • abdominal pain,
  • constipation,
  • diarrhea,
  • skin itching or rash,
  • dizziness,
  • lightheadedness,
  • drowsiness,
  • fatigue,
  • headache,
  • sleep problems (insomnia),
  • loss of taste,
  • loss of appetite,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • dry mouth,
  • sores inside your mouth or on your lips,
  • numbness in the hands or feet,
  • kidney failure and
  • increased levels of potassium in the blood.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Prinivil, Qbrelis, Zestril?

Common side effects of Prinivil, Qbrelis, Zestril include:

  • Cough,
  • Headache,
  • Dizziness,
  • Depressed mood,
  • Drowsiness,
  • Nausea,
  • Upset stomach,
  • Vomiting,
  • Diarrhea, and
  • Mild itching or skin rash.

What Is 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 Is Prinivil, Qbrelis, Zestril?

Prinivil, Qbrelis, Zestril (lisinopril) is a long-acting angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor used to treat hypertension, heart failure, and supportive treatment in patients that suffer a myocardial infarction (heart attack). Prinivil is available in generic form.

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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 Prinivil, Qbrelis, Zestril?

Prinivil, Qbrelis, Zestril may interact with other blood pressure medications.

They may also interact with gold injections, lithium, potassium supplements, salt substitutes that contain potassium, oral insulin or diabetes medications, aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), or diuretics (water pills).

How Should Capoten Be Taken?

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

How Should Prinivil, Qbrelis, Zestril Be Taken?

Prinivil is available in doses of 5, 10, and 20 mg tablets for oral use. Hypertensive patients usually start with 10 mg once a day and are often increased to 20 mg. Patients with renal failure or are on diuretics start at lower doses such as 2.5 to 5 mg.

Heart attack and heart failure patients also start out with low doses of 5 mg one per day.

Prinivil is not recommended for use in children <6 years old or those that have a glomerular filtration rate <30 mL per min; pediatric doses are determined by weight.

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Reviewed on 1/25/2019
References
SOURCE:

FDA. Capoten Product Information.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2014/018343s085lbl.pdf

DailyMed. Prinivil Product Information.

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=f6f3c339-2c9d-4d07-14a1-6d6c7daf26c6
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