Drug Class: What is Capozide and why is it prescribed?
Drug Mechanism: How does it work?
Dosage: How should you take this medication?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking this medication
Special information on Capozide
Capozide side effects
|Drug Class: What is Capozide and why is it prescribed?|
| Capozide is used in the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension) . It combines an ACE inhibitor with a thiazide diuretic. Captopril, the ACE inhibitor, works by preventing a chemical in your blood called angiotensin I from converting into a more potent form that increases salt and water retention in your body. Captopril also enhances blood flow throughout your blood vessels. Hydrochlorothiazide, the diuretic, helps your body produce and eliminate more urine, which helps in lowering blood pressure.
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|Drug Mechanism: How does it work?|
| Capozide is a combination of captopril (Capoten) and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor and a diuretic (water pill) used in the treatment of high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.
|Dosage: How should you take this medication?|
| Capozide should be taken 1 hour before meals. Take it exactly as prescribed. Stopping Capozide suddenly could cause your blood pressure to increase.
If you miss a Capozide dose:
Capozide Storage instructions:
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking this medication|
| Capozide may intensify the effects of alcohol. Do not drink alcohol while taking Capozide.
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:
|Special information on Capozide|
|ACE inhibitors such as Capozide have been shown to cause injury and even death to the developing baby when used in pregnancy during the second or third trimesters. If you are pregnant your doctor should discontinue your use of Capozide as soon as possible. If you plan to become pregnant and are taking Capozide, contact your doctor immediately to discuss the potential hazard to your unborn child. Capozide appears in breast milk and could affect a nursing infant. If Capozide is essential to your health, your doctor|
|Capozide side effects|
| Side effects of Capozide cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Capozide.
More common side effects of Capozide may include:
Less common or rare side effects of Capozide may include:
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