Capoten is used for treating high blood pressure, heart failure, or certain diabetic kidney problems. It is used to improve survival and decrease heart failure in certain patients after a heart attack. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. Capoten is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It works by helping to relax blood vessels. This helps to lower blood pressure.
Use Capoten as directed by your doctor.
- Take Capoten by mouth on an empty stomach 1 hour before meals.
- Capoten works best if it is taken at the same time each day.
- Continue to take Capoten even if you feel well. Do not miss any dose.
- If you miss a dose of Capoten, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Capoten.
Store Capoten at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Capoten out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Active Ingredient: Captopril.