Captopril is an ACE inhibitor. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme.

Captopril is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), congestive heart failure, kidney problems caused by diabetes, and to improve survival after a heart attack.

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  • Capoten
  • Less common
    Chest pain
    cloudy urine
    fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
    Arm, back, or jaw pain
    bloody urine
    chest discomfort
    chest tightness or heaviness
    decreased blood pressure
    decreased or increased frequency or amount of urine
    dilated neck veins
    increased thirst
    irregular breathing
    large, hive-like swelling on face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
    loss of appetite
    low blood pressure
    lower back or side pain
    paleness or cold feeling in fingertips and toes
    swelling of face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
    tingling or pain in fingers or toes when exposed to cold
    troubled breathing or wheezing
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    weight gain
    Incidence not known
    Bleeding gums
    bloody, black, or tarry stools
    blurred vision
    dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
    high fever
    painful or difficult urination
    pale skin
    pinpoint red spots on skin
    sore throat
    sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips or in mouth
    swollen glands
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with captopril may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Less common
    Change in taste
    feeling of warmth
    itching skin
    loss of taste
    redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  • (oral tablet, compounding powder)