When should I call my doctor if I am taking Capoten?

While taking Capoten (captopril), you should call your doctor if you experience symptoms of infection, including chills, sore throat or fever. Also call your doctor if you develop swelling in your limbs, which may be caused by a kidney problem such as too much protein in your urine (proteinuria).

If you discover you're pregnant while taking Capoten, let your doctor know immediately. This medication is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, prescribed to treat high blood pressure and certain heart problems; ACE inhibitors can cause injury or death to a developing fetus. If you become pregnant while taking Capoten, contact your doctor immediately.
Call your doctor if you become ill with diarrhea or vomiting, which could cause you to become dehydrated and lead to a drop in blood pressure. You should also inform your doctor about any new drugs you're prescribed by another doctor or if you want to take an over-the-counter medication or supplement. Some can interact with Capoten.

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