What is Captopril?

Captopril (rINN) is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor used for the treatment of hypertension and some types of congestive heart failure. Captopril was the first ACE inhibitor developed and was considered a breakthrough both because of its novel mechanism of action and also because of the revolutionary development process. Captopril was discovered and developed at Squibb and Sons Pharmaceuticals based on concepts pioneered by Nobel Laureate John Vane and is now marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb under the trade name Capoten.

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During sleep, white foam accumulates, enough to crust my mouth when I wake, spit some up when brushing teeth , still during early morning - still...

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Hello, thanks for using HCM.
From your description, it is possible you have a left heart failure which has been complicated by pulmonary edema....

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I have been taking lisinopril for about 3 months for mild high blood pressure. I have been having a dry cough especially in the morning and my...

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Dry cough is the most common side effect of lisinopril and similar drugs
as captopril or enalapril.If the cough is persistent your doctor may...

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