Can Capoten interact with other medications or foods?

The blood pressure medication Capoten (captopril) may interact with alcohol and increase the light-headedness and drowsiness that are potential side effects of the drug, so it's wise not to drink while taking it. If your doctor puts you on a low-salt or low-sodium diet, follow it carefully, and talk to him or her before using salt substitutes containing potassium.

Capoten may interact with diuretics (water pills), lithium (Lithobid), other medications for high blood pressure and potassium supplements.

For some people, such as those with decreased kidney function, taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including prescription medications like Celebrex (celecoxib), while also on Capoten, may lead to kidney problems. Your doctor will need to evaluate your particular case.

To reduce the risk of Capoten interacting with other medications, tell your doctor about all prescription and over-the-counter medications, supplements and vitamins you take.

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