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Captopril (Capoten) is an ACE inhibitor prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure, heart failure, and prevention of kidney failure due to high blood pressure and diabetes. Side effects, drug interactions, warnings and precautions, and efficacy during pregnancy information should be reviewed prior to taking this medication.

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    • Pregnancy and Drugs (Prescription and OTC) Taking prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs or supplements should be discussed with your doctor. There are some...learn more »
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      Pregnancy and Drugs (Prescription and OTC) Article
      • Is it safe to use medicine while I am pregnant?
      • How should I decide whether to use a medicine while I am pregnant?
      • Where do doctors and nurses find out about using medicines during pregnancy?
      • How do prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine labels help my doctor choose the right medicine for me when I am pregnant?
      • What if I'm thinking about getting pregnant?
      • Is it safe to use medicine while I am trying to become pregnant?
      • What if I get sick and need to use medicine while I am pregnant?
      • I have a health problem. Should I stop using my medicine while I am pregnant?
      • Are vitamins safe for me while I am pregnant?
      • Are herbal remedies or natural products safe for me when I am pregnant?
      • In the future, will there be better ways to know if medicines are safe to use during pregnancy?
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    • Heart Attack Prevention Overview Heart attacks are the major causes of unexpected, sudden death among men and women. A heart attack is also a significant cause of...learn more »
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      Heart Attack Prevention Overview Article
      • Introduction
      • What is atherosclerosis?
      • What are coronary heart diseases (CHD)?
      • What is angina pectoris?
      • What is a heart attack?
      • Ventricular fibrillation
      • Heart failure
      • What is cerebral vascular disease?
      • Ischemic stroke
      • Hemorrhagic stroke
      • Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
      • When does the coronary atherosclerosis process begin?
      • Have most people done enough to prevent atherosclerosis and heart attacks?
      • What are the risk factors for coronary atherosclerosis and heart disease?
      • How can coronary atherosclerosis and heart attacks be prevented?
    • Kidney Failure Kidney failure can occur from an acute event or a chronic condition or disease. Prerenal kidney failure is caused by blood loss,...learn more »
    • Renal Artery Stenosis Renal artery stenosis is a narrowing of the diameter of the renal arteries. When the renal arteries narrow, the result is...learn more »
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      Renal Artery Stenosis Article
      • Renal artery stenosis facts
      • What are the renal arteries?
      • What is renal artery stenosis?
      • What are the causes of renal artery stenosis?
      • How common is renal artery stenosis?
      • What are the symptoms of renal artery stenosis?
      • What problems does renal artery stenosis cause?
      • Who should be screened for renal artery stenosis?
      • How is renal artery stenosis diagnosed?
      • What are the common imaging tests to evaluate renal artery stenosis?
      • What functional tests are used for the diagnosis of renal artery stenosis?
      • What are medical treatments for renal artery stenosis?
      • What surgical procedures are available for renal artery stenosis?
      • Which patients can benefit from surgical procedures for renal artery stenosis?
    • Hypertensive Kidney Disease High blood pressure can damage the kidneys and is one of the leading causes of kidney failure (end-stage renal kidney disease)....learn more »
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      Hypertensive Kidney Disease Article
      • High blood pressure and kidney disease facts*
      • Introduction to high blood pressure (hypertension) and kidney disease
      • What is high blood pressure?
      • How does high blood pressure hurt the kidneys?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of high blood pressure?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of chronic kidney disease? (CKD)?
      • How can kidney damage from high blood pressure be prevented?
      • How can high blood pressure be controlled?
      • Can medicines help control blood pressure?
      • Who is at risk for kidney failure related to high blood pressure?
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    • Heart Failure Heart failure is caused by many conditions including coronary artery disease, heart attack, cardiomyopathy, and conditions that...learn more »
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      Heart Failure Article
      • What is Heart Failure?
      • What Causes Heart Failure?
      • What are the Symptoms of Heart Failure?
      • What are the Types of Heart Failure?
      • How is Heart Failure Diagnosed?
      • How is Heart Failure Treated?
      • Stages of Heart Failure
      • How Can I Prevent Heart Failure From Worsening?
      • How Can I Prevent Further Heart Damage?
      • What Medications Should I Avoid?
      • How Can I Improve My Quality of Life?
      • What Surgical Procedures are Used to Treat Heart Failure?
      • Treatment is a Team Effort
      • What is the Outlook for People with Heart Failure?

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