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What is Capoten?

Capoten (captopril) is a prescription medicine to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and other conditions, including congestive heart failure and heart damage after a heart attack. It can also slow the progression of kidney disease in people with diabetes.

Capoten is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor that blocks an enzyme in the body needed to produce a substance that causes blood vessels to tighten. As a result, the blood vessels relax. This lowers blood pressure and increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart.

Capoten tablets come in four dosages: 12.5 milligrams (mg), 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg. The tablets are taken by mouth two or three times a day, one hour before or two hours after meals.

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