Who should not take Captopril?

Captopril should not be taken by those with significant kidney disease or who are udergoing kidney dialysis, those who are receiving wasp or bee venom to treat sting allergies, or those who are allergic or sensitive to similar drugs (enalapril, lisinopril) because of potentially harmful side effects. Those showing any side effects should contact their doctor immediately. Those who are pregnant should not take captopril because it has been shown to be harmful to a developing fetus. Those who are nursing should also avoid captopril because the drug can be passed to the child through breast milk.

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