Captopril is the name of the medication. It comes in the form of a tablet, and should be taken by mouth. It belongs to a class of medications called ACE Inhibitor.
This medication is usually used for reducing High blood pressure (also called hypertension) and/or helping the heart. Ask your physician why he or she gave you this medication.
Captopril belongs to a group of medications called ACE inhibitors. It keeps your body from producing a hormone that normally causes blood vessels to narrow. It relaxes the blood vessels, and make them wider. As a result, your blood pressure goes down and it helps your heart.
This medication comes as a tablet. You should put it in your mouth and swallow it with a glass of water.
Tell your physician if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Studies show that when pregnant women use the medication, some babies are born with problems related to the medication. However, in some serious situations, the medication may still help the mother and the baby more than it might harm. Talk with your physician about it.
Read more about Captopril 12.5mg on the FDA website.