What is Captopril?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Capoten

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Captopril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It is used in the management of hypertension; treatment of heart failure, left ventricular dysfunction after myocardial infarction and diabetic nephropathy.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
High blood pressure (hypertension) 4 6
Congestive heart failure 2 0
Blood pressure decreased 1 4
Glomerulonephritis 1 0
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Captopril

Side effect Patients
Cough 1
Lightheadedness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Captopril

Dosage Patients
10 mg twice daily 1
50 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Captopril

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Captopril

Duration

Currently taking Captopril

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Captopril

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Captopril and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Isosorbide Dinitrate (Isordil) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Captopril.