captopril and hydrochlorothiazide, Capozide (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Capozide is used to treat high blood pressure. It may be used as initial treatment or substituted for the individual component drugs.

SIDE EFFECTS: A dry, persistent cough has been reported commonly with the use of ACE inhibitors. Coughing resolves after discontinuing the drug.

Other common side effects include:

Increased blood glucose and potassium levels also may occur.

Serious but, fortunately, very rare side effects are liver failure angioedema (swelling of lips and throat that can obstruct breathing).

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).

Rare cases of rhabdomyolysis (muscle breakdown), reduced number of platelets, and pancreatitis have been reported.



PREPARATIONS: Tablets (captopril/HCTZ): 25/15, 25/25, 50/15, and 50/25 mg.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/17/2015

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