Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking captopril tablets.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Driving or operating machinery should be avoided because it can affect your ability to drive especially if you are taking it for the first time or if your doctor changes the dose.
If you feel dizzy, do not drive or use machinery or do any risky tasks.
Do NOT use captopril tablet if you:
- Are pregnant;
- Have diabetes and you use any medication that contains aliskiren (Amturnide, Tekturna, Tekamlo, Valturna).
Use of captopril tablet during pregnancy or breast feeding should be avoided and you should inform your doctor if you think you are pregnant or if you are planning to become pregnant. Captopril must not be taken when you are pregnant for more than 3 months as it may have serious effects on your baby.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise. Usual dose for adults is:
- For high blood pressure: 12.5mg-25mg twice a day;
- In Heart failure: The usual starting dose is 6.25mg -12.5mg two or three times per day;
- After a heart attack: The usual starting dose is 6.25mg;
- For the treatment of diabetic patients with kidney disease: The usual dose is 75-100mg per day.
Usual does for children is: The usual dosage for children is worked out on the basis of childs weight in kilograms. The starting dose is 0.3mg per kg body weight per day.
There are 80 major drugs that are known to interact with captopril like all types of medications containing aliskiren. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with captopril tablets.