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    Captopril

    Information about Captopril

    Captopril uses

    Captopril is used in the treatment of Heart failure and hypertension.
    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

    Decreased blood pressure, Cough, Increased potassium level in blood, Fatigue, Weakness, Dizziness, Renal impairment

    Available Medicine for Captopril

    • ₹25
      Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹26 to ₹38
      Wockhardt Ltd
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Captopril

    • You may get a dry cough while using Captopril. Report to your doctor if there is a persistent cough.
    • Captopril may cause the level of potassium in blood to go up. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
    • Inform your doctor immediately if you have rapid swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat that may affect breathing.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
    • You shouldn’t take Captopril if you’re pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Captopril may cause birth defects or be fatal to your unborn baby.

    Frequently asked questions for Captopril

    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
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    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 18 August, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)