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General Information on Captopril and Hydrochlorothiazide

Generic Name : Captopril and Hydrochlorothiazide

Pronunciation : hye droe klor oh THY a zide and KAP toe pril

Latest prescription information about Captopril and Hydrochlorothiazide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Hypertensives

Trade Names/Brand Names of Captopril and Hydrochlorothiazide

International- Capozide 25/15, Capozide 25/25, Capozide 50/15, Capozide 50/25.

Why is Captopril and Hydrochlorothiazide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication belongs to a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors, prescribed for hypertention. It helps the kidney to get rid of unneeded water and salt from the body into the urine.

When should Captopril and Hydrochlorothiazide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Captopril and Hydrochlorothiazide?

Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 25 mg/15 mg taken once daily.

How should Captopril and Hydrochlorothiazide be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, should be taken one hour before meals.

What are the warnings and precautions for Captopril and Hydrochlorothiazide?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma, urinary problem, kidney disease, liver disease, increased eye pressure, congestive heart failure, gout, lupus, diabetes, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness, get up slowly from bed.

Avoid dehydration; drink adequate fluid to avoid this problem.

It may cause drowsiness or light-headedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Captopril and Hydrochlorothiazide?

   Eye : Eye pain and vision problems.
   Metabolic : High and low potassium levels, dry mouth and increased thirst.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea and vomiting.
   Central Nervous System : Drowsiness, restlessness, weakness and light-headedness.
   Skin : Redness, blistering and peeling skin rash.
   Miscellaneous : Jaundice, urinating problem, swelling, weight gain, fever, chills, body pain and flu-like syndromes.

What are the other precautions for Captopril and Hydrochlorothiazide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Captopril and Hydrochlorothiazide?

Store it at room temperature (25C).

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