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Captopril : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Captopril with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Captopril 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.

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Captopril Interactions with Food and Herbs

Potassium Rich Foods: Captopril has the capacity to increase potassium level in the blood. High levels of potassium can lead to irregular heartbeat. It is better to avoid potassium-rich foods like bananas, oranges and green leafy vegetables when you are on captopril.

Captopril Interactions with Alcohol

Intake of alcohol with captopril may result in unwanted side effects.
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How to Take the Medication -

Captopril comes as a tablet. It is usually taken two to three times a day on an empty stomach preferably 1 hour before meal. Follow the instructions carefully as directed. Even if you feel better, do not stop taking medicine without talking to your doctor.
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