Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S

Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S is prescribed for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure)

Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S contains captopril (an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor)

Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S is to be taken orally (via mouth)

Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S is prescribed to adults only 

A strip of 50mg of Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S containing 10 tablets can be sold separately or patients may purchase the entire box containing 20 tablets.

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Type

Tablet

Feature

12.5mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Captopril

Composition

Captopril 12.5 mg

Brand

Maple Pharma

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

This drug is prescribed to patients with high blood pressure (normal blood pressure for adult’s is usually 120/80 mmHg) and to patients with kidney diseases because of diabetes,who are suffering from hypertension.Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S is also prescribed to patients with history of heart diseases and stroke as Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S is very efficient in decreasing risk of future heart illnesses.Hypertension left untreated can cause severe damage to the brain, heart, kidney,blood vessels and other body organs.High blood pressure is caused by narrowing of the arteries (blood vessels that take blood to the organs) thus Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S helps prevent the decrease in diameter of the vessels keeping them healthy and working efficiently.

Two to three tablets per day are commonly prescribed to patients to be taken a minimum of an hour before ingesting any meal.Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S is to be taken regularly, preferably at the same time each day to help the patient remember their daily dose.The patient ought to discuss with their physician before ceasing intake of the medicine even if the patient is no longer suffering from common symptoms of the hypertension as ceasing the intake of the medicine has reported in cases of rebound hypertension (the re-emergence of high blood pressure),therefore, physicians taper of the product’s dosage before completely stopping it.

Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S might show mild side effects such as dry cough,dizziness and skin rash which resolve on their own in a few days’ time.Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S is not safe to be prescribed to pregnant or lactating mothers nor to individuals under the age of 18 years.While undergoing treatment with Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S,the physician may ask the patient to get certain lab work done periodically to monitor the effects of the drug on the patient’s body and monitor the patient’s blood pressure and potassium levels regularly.Accordingly the physician may change the dosage of the drug prescribed.

Indications

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  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Congestive Heart Failure (A type of heart disease)
  • Myocardial Infarction (A type of heart disease)
  • Diabetic Nephropathy 

How Does Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S Work

This drug belongs to a group of drugs known as Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors. Angiotensin is a natural hormone found in the body that works by narrowing the blood vessels in the human body.Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S works by inhibiting the formation of angiotensin II and thereby preventing the narrowing of blood vessels and aiding the free and proper flow of blood to the organs and through the blood vessels.

How To Use Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S

Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S is prescribed to be taken 2-3 times daily;orally (by mouth) at a minimum of one hour before meal (it is imperative that the tablet be ingested on an empty stomach).Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S’s dosage may differ for each patient as the treatment regime for each patient depends upon their weight,stage of illness,each patient’s response to Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S and any pre-existing medical condition a patient might have.Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S is not prescribed to patients under the age of 18 years nor is it prescribed to expecting,lactating mothers nor to women who are planning to start a family.

It is advised to not stop treatment abruptly without consulting a doctor as the risk of heart failure and stroke is significantly increased without the drug.It is normal to experience the changes of the drug on your body after a minimum of 2 weeks in cases of treatment for high blood pressure.For heart disease,the changes in the body and blood pressure brought about by Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S may take weeks or maybe months to experience.During the course of the treatment,the doctor may alter the dosage (either increase or decrease) after a grace period of a few weeks depending on the patient’s response to treatment and any adverse effects felt by the patient.

It is advised that the drug is taken at the same time each day,an alarm can be placed to remind patients to take Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S at the proper time and at least an hour before having any meal.If patient misses a dose of Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S,they should take it immediately but if the time for the next dose of the drug is near then its beneficial for patients to skip the missed dose and take the tablets as per schedule,doubling of doses has proven to cause severe side effects.

Dosage

Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S is prescribed to be taken 2-3 times daily.After a few weeks,the doctor may alter the dosage depending upon the patient’s response to treatment and any adverse effects felt by the patient.

Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S is not prescribed to patients under the age of 18 years.For patients over the age of 75 years, the drug’s dosage may be lower than usual.If after a few weeks the patient’s blood pressure levels do not decrease the physician may increase the patient’s dosage.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

This drug is not to be taken or prescribed to expecting and lactating mothers as it may have fatal consequences for the unborn child.If you are taking the drug and become pregnant,inform your doctor immediately.Small amounts of this drug can be transferred to the child through breast milk and therefore cause low blood pressure in the child thus this Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S isn’t recommended to lactating mothers.If you are planning to conceive and are taking Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S as treatment, then refer to the doctor.The physician is likely to change your medicine and dosage.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S:

Allergic reaction to Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S or any other drug or ingredient

  • Pregnancy
  • Lupus (an autoimmune disorder)
  • Angioedema (swelling of hands and face)
  • Liver impairment
  • Cholestasis (decreased bile flow)
  • Organ transplant
  • Hyperkalemia (High levels of potassium in the body)

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S

  • Mild to moderate hepatic (liver) impairment
  • Biliary obstruction (blockage of bile ducts)
  • Renal impairment (kidney damage) and kidney transplantation
  • Aortic or mitral stenosis (heart valve narrowing) or obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (abnormal thickening of heart muscle)
  • Diabetes
  • Hypotension

Please monitor serum potassium in the elderly and in renal impairment (kidney damage) before taking the Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S.

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S:

  • K+ supplements
  • Other hypertensive medicines
  • Aliskiren
  • K+ -sparing diuretics (Spironolactone,Amiloride)
  • Lithium  (Prescribed for bipolar and/or depression)
  • NSAIDs (Aspirin, Ibuprofen,Naproxen)
  • Allopurinol (immunosuppressant drug)
  • Gold
  • Antidepressants 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Dry Cough (Tends to disappear once patient stops taking Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S)
  • Skin Rash
  • Dizziness
  • Hyperkalemia (excessive amounts of protein in the body)
  • Change in taste

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Change in color of urine
  • Chest pain
  • Heart palpitations
  • Weight gain
  • Swelling of hands and feet/ankle
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Swelling of the chest 
  • Difficulty with vision (eye pain)

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak -If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Skin Rash- can be eased by applying soothing and healing lotions or creams such as calamine lotion/cream.Apply a cold compress to the rash helps reduce itchiness and redness caused by rash.An antihistamine (prescribed by a doctor) is also recommended as an effective way to combat any skin rash.
  • Dry Cough – Can be eased by adding honey to warm drinks and having oral lozenges,to provide soothing relief to an irritated throat.Ginger tea has been known to decrease inflammation of an irritated throat thus,providing relief.
  • Change in taste – this tends to go away as soon as the patient stops taking the medicine but while treatment;salt water with baking soda (half a teaspoon of salt and baking soda in water) rinses and chewing on sugar free gum can help dissipate the change in taste.
  • Blurred vision- this side effect tends to go away on its own if a few days;patients are advised to not operate heavy machinery or drive any motorized vehicles in the meantime.If blurred vision persists,please contact your doctor.

 Key Facts About Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S

  • Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S works by preventing the narrowing of blood vessels thereby allowing easy flow of blood to various body organs and through the blood vessels.
  • Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S is not safe to be given to pregnant or lactating mothers.
  • 2-3 tablets per day of Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S are prescribed,dosage may change after two weeks.
  • Dry cough,skin rash and dizziness are common adverse effects of Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S
  • Serum potassium levels along with kidney and liver function tests are done periodically while treatment with Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S
  • Product is primarily used for the treatment of high blood pressure.

FAQ

#1.CAN LIFESTYLE CHANGES HELP ME WITH MY CONDITION?

Yes. you can adopt certain healthy lifestyle changes in order to help with high blood pressure. These include quitting smoking, avoiding alcohol, eating a wholesome diet consisting of fresh vegetables and fruits with the cut down of salt, and incorporating physical activity in your daily routine.

#2.WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S?

In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital straight away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#3.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE ‘PRODUCT’ BEFORE UNDERGOING ANY SURGICAL PROCEDURE?

If the surgical procedure involves general anesthesia, the surgeon may ask the patient to stop their intake of the drug for 24 hours as general anesthesia also tends to lower blood pressure levels in a few patients.

#4.HOW IS Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S is to be ingested orally two to three times daily or as per doctor’s prescription.Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S is to be taken a minimum of an hour before having any meal.

#5.HOW DOES Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S WORK?

This drug belongs to a group of drugs known as Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors. Angiotensin is a natural hormone found in the body that works by narrowing the blood vessels in the human body.Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S works by inhibiting the formation of angiotensin II and thereby preventing the narrowing of blood vessels and aiding the free and proper flow of blood to the organs and through the blood vessels.

#6.CAN I TAKE Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S DURING MY PREGNANCY?

No. Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S has been known to cause harm to the fetus and cause complications during pregnancy. Hence, it is advised to consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or may think you are pregnant.Small amounts of this drug can be transferred to the child through breast milk and therefore cause low blood pressure in the child thus Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S isn’t recommended to lactating mothers.If you are planning to conceive and are taking Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S as treatment, then refer to the doctor.The physician is likely to change your medicine and dosage.

#7.HOW TO STORE Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S?

Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#8.DOES Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S CAUSE ADDICTION?

No.This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

#9.WHAT LAB TESTS WILL BE PRESCRIBED WHILE TREATMENT WITH Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S AND HOW OFTEN?

Kidney and liver function tests along with blood tests to keep a check on serum potassium levels are advised to be done periodically.It is also advised that patients learn to monitor their own blood pressure levels daily from the comfort of their homes and inform their doctor of any changes seen.

#10.CAN I CONSUME ALCOHOL WITH Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S?

Alcohol is also known to lower your blood pressure which if taken with the medication may lead to extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during the course of your treatment.

#11.HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO CONTINUE TAKING THE MEDICATION?

It is a long-term treatment and you might have to continue taking the medication even for the rest of your life.

#12.WHAT IF I FORGET TO TAKE THE Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S?

It is advised that the drug is taken at the same time each day,an alarm can be placed to remind patients to take Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S at the proper time and at least an hour before having any meal.If patient misses a dose of Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S,they should take it immediately but if the time for the next dose of the drug is near then its beneficial for patients to skip the missed dose and take the tablets as per schedule,doubling of doses has proven to cause severe side effects.

#13.IS Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S SAFE TO GIVE TO ELDERLY PATIENTS?

Yes.This drug can be easily and safely prescribed to patients above 18 years of age.For eldery patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function,’product’ may not be effectively removed from the body and so,in such cases the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S.

#14.CAN Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S INTERFERE WITH FERTILITY?

There is not evidence to support the above statement.If a patient does become pregnant it is imperative that they inform their doctor immediately as Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S can have fatal effects on the developing fetus.

#15.CAN I DRIVE AFTER TAKING THIS MEDICATION?

This medication is known to make you dizzy hence, if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.

#16.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S?

  • Dry Cough (Tends to disappear once patient stops taking Capril 12.5mg Tablet 30 ‘S)
  • Skin Rash
  • Dizziness
  • Hyperkalemia (excessive amounts of protein in the body)
  • Change in taste