Captopril (Acezide) is an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE inhibitor), prescribed for high blood pressure (hypertension), congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction and kidney problems caused by diabetes.
It decreases certain chemicals actions that tighten the blood vessels.
The recommended dose is 25-150 mg two or three times daily. The maximum dose is 450 mg daily.
Side effects of Acezide
Fast heart rate, chest pain, heart attack, congestive heart failure, stroke, low blood pressure and fainting.
Body as a whole : Allergic reactions.
General : Weakness and breast enlargement in males, taste disturbances.
Skin : Rash, itching, redness, skin disorders and scaling.
Gastrointestinal : Inflammation of pancreas/tongue and difficulty in swallowing.
Blood : Anemia.
Liver : Jaundice and liver inflammation.
Metabolic : Electrolyte disturbances.
Musculoskeletal : Muscle pain and weakness.
Central Nervous System : In coordination, confusion, depression, nervousness and drowsiness.
Respiratory : Asthma, nose inflammation and lung disorder.
Eye : Blurred vision.
Genitourinary : Impotence.
How to use Acezide?
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
When Should Acezide not be taken? (Contraindications)
♦Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity.
Warnings and Precautions for Acezide
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of swelling of the lips, eyes or tongue, poor blood circulation, diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breast feeding.
It may cause dizziness or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.
Monitor blood pressure, blood potassium or other electrolyte levels and urine tests regularly while taking this medication.
Other Precautions for Acezide
It may not work as well in black patients.
Storage Conditions for Acezide
Store it at room temperature 15 o to 30° C.
Schedule : H Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.
A: Acezide is not recommended during pregnancy. Consult a healthcare professional before taking Acezide if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant because it may harm the fetus (1✔✔Trusted Source Captopril
A: Acezide, an ACE inhibitor, is used to treat diabetes-related kidney problems. It has been shown to protect against diabetic and non-diabetic renal injuries (2✔✔Trusted Source Captopril alleviates hypertension-induced renal damage, inflammation, and NF-ÎºB activation
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