Captopril (Capoten®) is often prescribed to treat diabetic nephropathy, congestive heart failure (CHF), and high blood pressure (hypertension). In addition, taking this drug after a heart attack may help improve survival and reduce the risk of developing congestive heart failure. This medicine comes in tablet form and is typically taken two or three times a day.
It is important to review information on captopril's possible side effects before beginning treatment. This will help ensure your safety during treatment. Possible adverse reactions to this medication include cough, unexplained rash, decreased or loss of taste, and impotence.
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