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    Information about Captopril

    Captopril uses

    Captopril is used in the treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure), prevention of heart attack and stroke and Heart failure. It lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.

    How captopril works

    Captopril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It works by reducing stress on the heart and relaxing blood vessel so that blood flows more smoothly and the heart can pump blood more efficiently.

    Common side effects of captopril

    Cough, Decreased blood pressure, Dizziness, Fatigue, Increased potassium level in blood, Weakness
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    Written By
    Dr. Betina Chandolia
    MDS, BDS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    27 Dec 2019 | 01:08 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Captopril

    • Captopril can make you feel dizzy for the first few days, so rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. You can also prefer taking it at bedtime to avoid dizziness throughout the day.
    • Let your doctor know about any cough, or throat irritation that does not go away.
    • It may increase the level of potassium in blood. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Captopril


    Q. Is Captopril a controlled substance/betablocker/an ACE inhibitor?

    Captopril belongs to a class of medication called as angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It is not a controlled substance or betablocker

    Q. Does Captopril contain sulfa?

    No, it does not contain sulfa

    Q. Does Captopril interact with anesthesia?

    No it is not known to interact with anesthesia

    Q. Does Captopril lower heart rate?

    Captopril lowers blood pressure and it does not lower the heart rate. However, increase in potassium levels due to Captopril treatment (a known side effect) can cause lowering of heart rate.

    Content on this page was last updated on 27 December, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)