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What is Captopril?

Captopril is a prescription drug used to treat a number of conditions, usually including high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. It is sometimes used in the treatment of diabetics with kidney diseases, angina pectoris, rheumatoid arthritis, and Raynaud's phenomenon. It prevents the formation of angiotensin, a chemical that can increases water and salt retention in the blood. Captopril also increases blood flow throughout the body.

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