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Capoten and Alcohol speaks to Capoten alcohol interaction, what is Capoten and Capoten side effects.
Capoten generic name captopril belongs to a family of drugs known as angiotension converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor and is used to treat high blood pressure, congestive heart failure or kidney problems caused by diabetes. It is also used to improve a patients survival after a heart attack as well as used for other purposes.
Capoten should not be used if you are pregnant as birth defects in the baby could occur.
Do not consume alcohol while using this drug as it may increase the side effects that occur with this drug.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements when using this drug for the same reason.
Before starting this drug advise your physician if you have kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease or congestive heart failure, diabetes or a connective tissue disease such as Marfan syndrome or Sjogren’s syndrome, lupus, scleroderma or rheumatoid arthritis.
Less serious side effects of Capoten and alcohol are cough, loss of taste, loss of appetite, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, sleep problems, dry mouth, sores in the mouth or on the lips, nausea, diarrhea, constipation or itching or rash. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects of Capoten and alcohol are feeling faint, changes in frequency of urination, fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, uneven heartbeats, chest pain, swelling or rapid weight gain. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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