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Capozide Medication - Uses & Side Effects

hydrochlorothiazide and captopril
Pronunciation: hye droe klor oh THYE a zide and KAP toe prill
Brand: Capozide 25/15, Capozide 25/25, Capozide 50/15, Capozide 50/25

Captopril is an angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitor) that is used to treat high blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels. Because high blood pressure can damage the blood vessels of the brain, heart, and kidneys, and resulting in a stroke, heart failure, or kidney failure. By lowering blood pressure, captopril; It help to reduce your risk of having damage to your kidneys, heart, or other organs. It is in a class of medications known as diuretics ('water pills').

Capozide Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is one 25 milligram tablet, once a day. If this is not effective, then your doctor may also increase dosage every 6 weeks.
  • The maximum recommended daily dose of hydrochlorothiazide is 50 milligrams.

Uses of Capozide

  • Capozide is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • It may also be used for other medical conditions those are listed in the medication guide.

Side Effects of Capozide

Before taken Capozide medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Capozide. Side effects may include:

  • Itching
  • Loss of taste
  • Low blood pressure
  • Rash

Warnings and precautions before taking Capozide:

  • You should not be used capozide medicine during pregnancy, because it may be harmful to the unborn baby.
  • If you develop a sore throat or fever, then you should contact your doctor immediately. Because it could indicate a more serious illness.
  • If you are taking capozide, then your doctor will make a complete assessment of your kidney function and will also continue to monitor it.
  • If you have impaired kidney function, then capozide medicine should be used only if you have taken other blood pressure medications.
  • After taken this medicine, you may feel some dizziness or lightheadedness. So you should not participate in any activities that require full mental alertness such as operating machinery or drive.

Drug Interaction :- If Capozide is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Capozide with the following:

  • Antigout drugs such as Zyloprim
  • Barbiturates such as phenobarbital or Seconal
  • Calcium
  • Colestipol (Colestid)
Overdose

After taken Capozide if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of Capozide overdose may include:

  • Coma
  • Lethargy
  • Sluggishness
  • Intestinal irritation
  • Hyperactivity.


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