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Who should not take Capoten?

Capoten (captopril) is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor that's prescribed to treat high blood pressure and certain heart problems. It's not for everyone. For example, anyone who's had a bad reaction to Capoten or to another ACE inhibitor should not take it. Women who are pregnant should not take Capoten, as it can pose serious risks to a developing fetus -- especially during the second or third trimester. Capoten isn't safe for a nursing baby, and so women who are breastfeeding should not take it. Children should not take Capoten unless their blood pressure can't be controlled in other ways.

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