Side Effects of Captopril
Some side effects of captopril should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
- Unexplained swelling of the head or neck (including the face, lips, tongue, or throat)
- Unexplained swelling of the hands and/or feet
- Unexplained skin rash
- Unexplained blisters or peeling of the skin
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting spells
- Stomach pain, with or without vomiting
- Any symptoms that might suggest an infection, such as a fever or sore throat
- Decrease in the amount of urine produced.
Rare side effects of captopril occur in less than 2 percent of people. Given how uncommon they occur, however, it can be difficult to determine whether these side effects are actually caused by the medication or by something else.
Some of these rare but possible side effects include but are not limited to:
- Increased levels of potassium in the blood
- Increase in liver enzymes
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
- Stomach pain
- Ulcer in the stomach or intestines (peptic ulcer)
- Hair loss (see Captopril and Hair Loss)
- Allergic reaction
- Depression (see Depression and Captopril)
- Erectile dysfunction, also known as ED or impotence (see Captopril and Erectile Dysfunction).