Captopril is a blood pressure drug that helps lower blood pressure by interfering with enzyme production. Specifically, it inhibits the production of an enzyme that makes the blood vessels more narrow than they ordinarily would be. This helps lower blood pressure by widening blood vessels.
Patients who are taking this drug should watch for signs of low blood pressure. If you feel dizzy or drowsy after taking Captopril, your blood pressure may be too low. Contact your doctor immediately for medical assistance.
Pregnant patients shouldn’t take this drug because Captopril is associated with serious and fatal birth defects. Women who are able to have children should use birth control while on this drug and test regularly for accidental pregnancy.