Brand Name(s): Capoten
Drug Class: ACE inhibitors
Treats: high blood pressure, heart failure, kidney problems
Captopril is a prescription drug indicated for treatment of high blood pressure. Captopril also treats other conditions like heart failure and kidney problems caused by diabetes. Captopril belongs to a class of drugs known as ACE inhibitors. Captopril works by decreasing chemicals that tighten blood vessels thereby allowing the blood to flow smoothly.
Captopril is a drug that is used for treating high blood pressure which is also known as Hypertension. Captopril is in a class of drugs that is known as Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors.
Captopril is also used for treating congestive heart failure and kidney problems that are usually caused by diabetes.
Captopril is also used for improving survival in a patient after a heart attack. You should inform your doctor if you have any allergies before the prescription of Captopril.
Captopril works by relaxing the blood vessels, making it easier for the blood to flow. Captopril should only be taken on the doctor’s prescription. You should not take Captopril if you are allergic to it or to any ingredient in it.