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Captopril Information

Captopril Benefits & Uses

Captopril is used to treat the following -

Captopril Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Captopril


Captopril Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Captopril is used -

  1. Decreased blood pressure
  2. Cough Mild
  3. Increased Potassium level in Blood
  4. Fatigue Mild
  5. Weakness
  6. Dizziness Mild
  7. Renal Impairment
  8. Nausea or vomiting
  9. Hair Loss Mild
  10. Constipation Moderate
  11. Shortness of Breath Moderate

Captopril Related Warnings

Is the use of Captopril safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Captopril. If you are pregnant, do not take Captopril without a doctor's advice.


Is the use of Captopril safe during breastfeeding?

Side effects of Captopril on breastfeeding women are very mild.


What is the effect of Captopril on the Kidneys?

Very few cases of side effects of Captopril on kidney have been reported.


What is the effect of Captopril on the Liver?

Captopril may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.


What is the effect of Captopril on the Heart?

Very few cases of side effects of Captopril on the heart have been reported.


Severe Interaction of Captopril with Other Drugs

Captopril should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Captopril Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Captopril unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Angioedema
  2. Allergy
  3. Jaundice
  4. Heart Disease
  5. Kidney Disease
  6. Hyperkalemia

Frequently asked Questions about Captopril

Is this Captopril habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Captopril has not been reported.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Captopril. So it is best to avoid driving.


Is it safe?

Captopril should be used only after doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Captopril cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.


Captopril Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Captopril

There isn't any research available on the side effects of taking Captopril with food.


Interaction between Alcohol and Captopril

It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Captopril and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience


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