Warnings and Precautions With Captopril
Warnings and precautions with captopril that you should be aware of include potential side effects, such as infections, intestinal swelling, and extreme low blood pressure. In addition, women who are pregnant or nursing and people who are allergic to components of the medicine should not take captopril. Warnings and precautions with captopril also extend to medications that may negatively interact with the drug, decreasing its effectiveness.
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure, aortic stenosis, or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Liver disease, including cirrhosis
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE)
- A personal or family history of angioedema (swelling under the skin)
- Any allergies, including allergies to ACE inhibitors, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant (see Captopril and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding
- Are on dialysis
- Will be undergoing surgery or anesthesia.
Tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.