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Can I use Capoten if I have a history of kidney disease?

If you have a history of kidney disease, you may be able to take Capoten (captopril). Your doctor may want to start you on a low dose to give your body time to adjust to the drug and to get the best benefits from it.

If your kidney function is impaired, your doctor may prescribe this medicine only if you developed unacceptable side effects from other drugs or if combinations of drugs haven't been effective for you.

Capoten may also benefit people who have type 1 diabetes and kidney disease. This drug is an angiotensin-converting (ACE) inhibitor that's typically prescribed to treat high blood pressure and certain heart problems.

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