What are the possible side effects of Capoten?

The following side effects are possible while taking Capoten (captopril), an angiotensin-converting (ACE) inhibitor for treating hypertension (high blood pressure) and certain heart problems. Call your doctor if they become severe or do not go away.
  • dizziness or light-headedness
  • salty or metallic taste in the mouth or decreased ability to taste
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • fever
  • mouth sores
  • unusual bruising
  • fast heartbeat
  • excessive tiredness
If you experience these serious side effects, you or someone with you should call your doctor or get emergency medical help right away:
  • chest pain
  • swelling of your face, eyes, lips, tongue, arms or legs
  • trouble breathing or swallowing
  • fainting
  • rash

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