A drug used to treat high blood pressure that is also being studied in the prevention of side effects caused by radiation therapy used in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called ACE inhibitors.


... CAPTOPRIL (Capoten®) is an antihypertensive (blood pressure lowering agent) known as an ACE inhibitor. Captopril controls high blood pressure (hypertension) by relaxing blood vessels; it is not a cure. High blood pressure levels can damage your kidneys, and may lead to a stroke or heart failure. Captopril also can help to treat heart failure (heart does not pump strongly enough) and certain kidney disorders. Generic captopril tablets are available. ...
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Captopril Systematic (IUPAC) name (2S)-1-[(2S)-2-methyl-3-sulfany ...
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What You Need To Know About Captopril
... Common brand name: Capoten Why is captopril prescribed? Captopril (KAP-toe-pril) is used to treat mild to severe high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. It decreases certain chemicals that c...
Source: Cleveland Clinic