Capoten (Captopril) for Heart Disease | MyHeartDiseaseTeam

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Capoten is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension, heart failure, and left ventricular dysfunction. Capoten is also known by its drug name, Captopril.

Capoten is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. ACE inhibitors are believed to work by relaxing the blood vessels.

How do I take it?
Capoten is generally taken two or three times a day.

Capoten comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Capoten lists common side effects including headache, dizziness, drowsiness, insomnia, fatigue, dry persistent cough, dry mouth, loss of taste, mouth sores, rash, itching, nausea, vomiting, and constipation.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Capoten include angioedema, liver failure, kidney failure, blood disorders, anaphylaxis, and fetal toxicity.

For answers to frequently asked questions about exposure to ACE inhibitors during pregnancy and breastfeeding, visit the experts at

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Capoten – RxList

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