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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?

Those pregnant women want to take Captopril, before that take doctor advice regarding how to use. If you don't do same then it will cause harmful effects on your health.


Is the use of Captopril safe during breastfeeding?

Captopril may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women. Harmful effects, if any, go away on their own.


What is the effect of Captopril on the Kidneys?

Side effects of Captopril rarely affect the kidney.


What is the effect of Captopril on the Liver?

Side effects of Captopril rarely affect the liver.


What is the effect of Captopril on the Heart?

Side effects of Captopril rarely affect the heart.


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?

No, you do not get addicted to Captopril.


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

No, you should do not do anything that requires the brain to be active and alert after taking Captopril.


Is it safe?

Yes, but it is important to consult a doctor before taking Captopril.

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

information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Captopril, due to a lack of research on this.


Interaction between Alcohol and Captopril

No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Captopril with alcohol will be.

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