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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.


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.

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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