Drug Information

Generic Name:

Captopril

Pronunciation:

KAP-tow-pril

Product Name:

Capoten

Category:

ACE Inhibitors

How is it given?:

by mouth (PO)

Uses:

High blood pressure, congestive heart failure, following heart attack to reduce heart failure

Comment:

Effective drug in the treatment of high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. It also reduces the risk of developing severe heart failure in patients following heart attack (myocardial infarction).

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