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Is Captopril safe for long-term use?

Captopril is designed for safe long-term use. In fact, captopril does not cure high blood pressure, but only maintains it, so people taking it will probably have to take it continuously, possibly for the rest of their life. Those taking captopril, even those whose symptoms improved significantly, should continue taking captopril until told otherwise by their doctor.

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