Captopril

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  • Don't worry, Mr. Jones, your doctor is going to be prescribing you captopril for your high blood pressure. It should help bring it down.
  • When you have hypertension, the blood vessels are constricted, creating more resistance to the flow of blood. The heart has to work harder to push blood through them, increasing blood pressure.
  • How does it work?
  •  This medication is going to allow your blood vessels to open up more, easing the work of the heart and the flow of blood; thus, lowering your blood pressure. Your doctor would like you to take it 3 times a day. 
  • Okay, that doesn't seem too bad. Is there anything else I need to know?
  • It's possible that you may experience fatigue, dizziness, headaches, or a dry, nonproductive cough. If you experience any of these, or anything else out of the ordinary, call the doctor. 
  • Thank you so much!
  • You're welcome! Please don't hesitate to call if you have any more questions.
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