Captopril vs Perindopril

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Captopril is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It is also used to treat heart failure, protect the kidneys from harm due to diabetes, and to improve survival after a heart attack. Captopril is an ACE inhibitor and works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily.Perindopril is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This medication is also used to prevent heart attacks in patients with a certain type of heart disease (stable coronary artery disease). Perindopril belongs to a class of drugs known as ACE inhibitors. It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.
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James | 27.01.12
I was prescribed this medicine 20 years ago and used the name brand Capoten . I also take Thyroid replacement meds . Thyroid Gland regulates blood pressure. In the past the pharmacy has filled with generic form Captopril by mistake so I tried it and 1st I noticed the side effects (red face and red eyes were missing, when I took it) at first I liked that, but after few days noticed my pressure was high ! Found out it was not working, so went back and got Capoten ,problem solved . Well solved until Capoten became unavailable few years ago. I had to have the dose doubled 25 mg to make the Captopril effective but did not do as good as Capoten despite what the pharmacist tells you . Have had some high pressure readings of 160/105 so dosage prescribed went up 50 mg , now 100mg a day . Most times pressure stays the same after taking it , and at the most it will bring it down 10 points . Possible that i've become resistant to it or need additional meds . Captopril is the active ingredient in Capoten but my personal experience is why I don't like Captopril . I like the low cost but would gladly pay the 60 bucks for the name brand based on what i've seen . Everybody is differant but wanted to share my experience .
linmeyer | 09.06.11
Ive been on captopril for 6 months along with nadolol for for blood pressure and migraines I was on diovan before but made me gain to much weight 45 lbs,after i started taking captopril I lost weight like crazy a pound a day,now I can eat anything I want and dont gain anything,something in the pill works on the fat cell receptors ,androgen2 is what the chemical is that causes the fat cells not to just for that Ill take this nmed but not everyone has the results I I take captopril and nadolol,and im happy :)
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guest | 20.08.13
2mg/day kept my BP less than 140/90. After few years I have some side effects: tendon pain/inflamation (Achile, plantar fascitis, tennis elbow). When I stop taking it the pain goes away, but the BP goes up.
guest | 01.07.13
My BP is just fine with this...BUT...I am calling the doctor to switch away from this due to the nagging cough I have. (About 6 months now...)
Joseph Lim | 28.07.12
After taking perinopril erbumine 1 pill a day, my heart beat is becoming faster and faster. I have irritating throat and cough. sometimes I have some headache too. I was told that the drug would cause some trouble to my kidney. I would like to know how does it affect my kidney?