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Why is captopril prescribed?

Nicole Basile
Nicole Basile on behalf of MDLIVE
Nephrology

Captopril is a blood pressure lowering medication called an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor.  It is prescribed to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, and kidney diseases with  protein in the urine.  

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