Capoten is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor indicated for treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension) and congestive heart failure.
Common use Capoten inhibits angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) which transforms of angiotensin I into angiotensin II. Role of the latter is to contracts muscles surrounding blood vessels, thereby narrowing the vessels and hereby causing high blood pressure. Thus intake of Capoten causes blood vessels to enlarge or dilate, and blood pressure is reduced. Arterial hypertension, chronic congestive heart failure, functional disorders of left ventricle after myocardial infarction and clinically stable condition, diabetic nephropathy caused by type I diabetes.
Dosage and direction Dosage depends on your condition, age and should be administered by your doctor. The medication should be taken on an empty stomach one hour before or two hours after meals two or three times daily.
Missed dose If you forgot to take a dose take it as soon as you remember, but not if it is almost time of the next intake by your schedule. In case it occurred skip the missed dose. Do not try to compensate a missed dose by taking an extra one.
Overdose If you suspect that you took too much of the medication and experience extremely dizzy or light-headed, or fainting seek for immediate medical attention.
Storage Store at room temperature, 15-30 C (59-86 F) in a dry place.
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