Lowers blood pressure. Captopril is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function, but you have to take it on an empty stomach. Lowers blood pressure. Removes extra water from your body. Microzide (Hydrochlorothiazide (Hctz)) is a well-tolerated water pill that's often the first-choice treatment for mild high blood pressure. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 3.84 Captopril
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Side effects Captopril Hydrochlorothiazide
The Captopril FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
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More about Hydrochlorothiazide side effects » How it works Captopril Hydrochlorothiazide Captopril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It blocks a chemical that tightens blood vessels. This makes blood vessels relax, which lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs. Microzide (Hydrochlorothiazide (Hctz)) is a thiazide diuretic (water pill). It works in the kidneys to make you urinate more, which removes extra water and certain electrolytes. This lowers blood pressure and swelling. Type of medication Captopril Hydrochlorothiazide Antihypertensive
› ACE inhibitor
Prescription only Antihypertensive
Prescription only Available as Captopril Hydrochlorothiazide Used for (click to learn more) Captopril Hydrochlorothiazide Risk factors for serious side effects Captopril Hydrochlorothiazide › Women of childbearing age › African descent › Current kidney problems › Medicine that increase potassium › Use of salt substitute Detailed risks & warnings » › Current electrolyte imbalance › History of sulfa allergies › History of gout › Current kidney problems Detailed risks & warnings »
Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.
Kidneys and liver Captopril Hydrochlorothiazide › Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease. › Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function. › Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function. Upsides and benefits Captopril Hydrochlorothiazide › A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people. › Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease. › Recommended for anyone with heart failure since it lowers the risk of death and further damage to your heart. › Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke. › Works well to get rid of extra fluids in your body through urination. › A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people. Works especially well for African Americans. › Good option if you have both high blood pressure and heart failure. › Raises calcium levels in the body, so it can be good for people with osteoporosis to slow down bone loss and even help with new bone formation. › Most people have very few side effects. › Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke. Downsides and risks Captopril Hydrochlorothiazide › Up to 1 in 10 people can get a dry cough with this medicine. It ranges from a mild tickle in the throat to a persistent hacking cough. › Compared to other ACE inhibitors, less flexible on when and how you take it. Captopril needs to be taken multiple times a day on an empty stomach. › Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body. › Not safe to use if you're pregnant. › Makes you urinate more often. › Doesn't work well in people with severe kidney problems. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Captopril Hydrochlorothiazide › Take 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating. › Tell your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, cough, or change in taste sensation that doesn't go away. › Don't take it if you're pregnant. › Can cause dizziness in the first few days. › Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved. › Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function. › Starts working in about 2 hours. › Makes you urinate more often, so avoid taking it at bedtime. › Tell your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, or muscle weakness that doesn't go away. › Can cause dizziness in the first few days. › Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved. › Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function. Learn more More about Captopril Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Hydrochlorothiazide Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert