Other common side effects include:
- loss of taste,
- weight loss,
- low blood pressure, and
- sexual dysfunction.
Increased blood glucose and potassium levels also may occur.
Capozide may reduce kidney function in some patients and should not be used by patients who have bilateral renal artery stenosis (narrowing of both arteries going to the kidneys).
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
PREPARATIONS: Tablets (captopril/HCTZ): 25/15, 25/25, 50/15, and 50/25 mg.
STORAGE: Tablets should be stored at room temperature, 15 C - 30 C (59 F - 86 F).
DOSING: The starting dose is 25/15 mg once daily. The dose may be increased every 6 weeks.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Captopril may increase potassium levels (hyperkalemia) in blood. Therefore, there is an increased risk of hyperkalemia when captopril is given with potassium supplements or drugs that increase potassium levels (for example, spironolactone [Aldactone]).
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