captopril - oral, Capoten
GENERIC NAME: CAPTOPRIL - ORAL (KAP-toe-pril)
BRAND NAME(S): Capoten
WARNING: This drug can cause serious (possibly fatal) harm to an unborn baby if used during pregnancy. Therefore, it is important to prevent pregnancy while taking this medication. Consult your doctor for more details and to discuss the use of reliable forms of birth control while taking this medication. If you are planning pregnancy, become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor immediately.
USES: Captopril is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It is also used to treat heart failure, protect the kidneys from harm due to diabetes, and to improve survival after a heart attack.Captopril is an ACE inhibitor and works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily.
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