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Common Captopril Side Effects


The most commonly reported Captopril side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Dyspnoea (26)
Pneumonia (21)
Cough (18)
Headache (17)
Hypertension (17)
Renal Failure Acute (16)
Pruritus (14)
Fatigue (13)
Fall (13)
Nausea (13)
Renal Failure (12)
Cardiac Failure (11)
Malaise (11)
Decreased Appetite (11)
Asthenia (11)
Pyrexia (11)
Arthralgia (10)
Vomiting (10)
Arrhythmia (9)
Hypotension (9)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Captopril Side Effects Reported to FDA



Captopril Side Effect Report#9916084
Renal Failure Acute, Respiratory Failure, Dyspnoea At Rest, Decreased Appetite, Hypophagia
This is a report of a 93-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from ES, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Captopril (dosage: 25 Milligram Daily;, start time: 201211), combined with:
  • Losartan Hydrochlorothiazide Ratiopharm 100mg/12.5mg Comprimidos Recub (100 Milligram Daily;)
  • Furosemide (80 Milligram Daily;)
  • Sintrom 4mg Comprimidos, 20 Comprimidos
  • Amlodipine (10 Milligram Daily;)
  • Lormetazepam (1 Milligram Daily;)
  • Atrovent
  • Renitidine
  • Lantanon
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Renal Failure Acute, Respiratory Failure, Dyspnoea At Rest, Decreased Appetite, Hypophagia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Captopril treatment in female patients, resulting in Renal Failure Acute side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Captopril Side Effect Report#9899310
Overdose, Hypotension
This report suggests a potential Captopril Overdose side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 1-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from IT was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Captopril (dosage: NA) starting
Oct 16, 2013. After starting Captopril the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Overdose, HypotensionAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Captopril demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Overdose, may still occur.
Captopril Side Effect Report#9823257
Agranulocytosis
This Agranulocytosis problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from FR. A 58-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Oct 10, 2011 this consumer started treatment with Captopril (dosage: 25 Mg, Bid). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Loxen (20 Mg, Tid)
  • Coumadine (2 Mg Scored Tablet)
  • Kardegic (75 Mg Powder In Sachet-dose)
  • Doliprane (1 G, Qid)
  • Eupantol (40 Mg, Daily)
  • Eupressyl /00631801/ (60 Mg, Bid)
  • Hyperium (1 Mg, Daily)
  • Hydrocortisone
When using Captopril, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: AgranulocytosisThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Agranulocytosis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Captopril Side Effect Report#9808107
Cough, Bronchitis, Condition Aggravated
This Cough side effect was reported by a pharmacist from IT. A 71-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension.The patient was prescribed Captopril (drug dosage: 25 Mg Daily), which was initiated on
Jan 01, 1992. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Sandimmun (75 Mg)
.After starting to take Captopril the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Cough, Bronchitis, Condition AggravatedThese side effects may potentially be related to Captopril.
Captopril Side Effect Report#9803791
Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Skin Test Positive
This is a report of a 59-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from TN, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Captopril (dosage: 1 Pct; X1; Tder; 3 Weeks, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Acebutolol
  • Furosimide
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Skin Test Positive after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Captopril treatment in female patients, resulting in Alanine Aminotransferase Increased side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Captopril Side Effect Report#9649708
Arrhythmia, Cerebrovascular Accident, Blood Pressure Increased, Blood Pressure Fluctuation, Paraesthesia, Malaise
This report suggests a potential Captopril Arrhythmia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 72-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from BR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension and used Captopril (dosage: 1 Df, Tid) starting NS. After starting Captopril the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Arrhythmia, Cerebrovascular Accident, Blood Pressure Increased, Blood Pressure Fluctuation, Paraesthesia, MalaiseAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Pressat
  • Selozok
  • Aradois
Although Captopril demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Arrhythmia, may still occur.
Captopril Side Effect Report#9634201
Toxicity To Various Agents, Suicide Attempt, Loss Of Consciousness, Coma Scale Abnormal, Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged, Cardiac Arrest, Haemodynamic Instability, Pulse Absent, Overdose
This Toxicity To Various Agents problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from TR. A 18-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Captopril (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Propafenone Hydrochloride
When using Captopril, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Toxicity To Various Agents, Suicide Attempt, Loss Of Consciousness, Coma Scale Abnormal, Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged, Cardiac Arrest, Haemodynamic Instability, Pulse Absent, OverdoseThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Toxicity To Various Agents, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Captopril Side Effect Report#9299240
Orthostatic Hypotension, Presyncope, Therapeutic Response Increased, Hypokalaemia
This Orthostatic Hypotension side effect was reported by a physician from CH. A 80-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Captopril (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on 201211. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Amlodipine (1.25 Milligram Daily; Intake Since About 2 Months)
  • Florinef Tablets (.2 Milligram Daily;)
  • Florinef Tablets
  • Sintrom (According To Scheme; Continuing)
  • Cordarone (100 Milligram Daily; Continuing)
  • Pantozol (40 Milligram Daily; Continuing)
.After starting to take Captopril the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Orthostatic Hypotension, Presyncope, Therapeutic Response Increased, HypokalaemiaThese side effects may potentially be related to Captopril. The patient was hospitalized.
Captopril Side Effect Report#9173332
Suicide Attempt, Loss Of Consciousness, Respiratory Arrest, Ventricular Arrhythmia, Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged, Cardiac Arrest, Haemodynamic Instability, Incorrect Dose Administered, Toxicity To Various Agents
This is a report of a 18-year-old patient (weight: NA) from TR, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: suicide attempt, who was treated with Captopril (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Propafenone
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Suicide Attempt, Loss Of Consciousness, Respiratory Arrest, Ventricular Arrhythmia, Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged, Cardiac Arrest, Haemodynamic Instability, Incorrect Dose Administered, Toxicity To Various Agents after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Captopril treatment in patients, resulting in Suicide Attempt side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Captopril Side Effect Report#8963115
Monocyte Count Increased, Neutrophil Count Decreased, White Blood Cell Count Decreased
This report suggests a potential Captopril Monocyte Count Increased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 86-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from IT was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension,prophylaxis,acute respiratory failure,diarrhoea and used Captopril (dosage: NA) starting
Oct 26, 2012. After starting Captopril the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Monocyte Count Increased, Neutrophil Count Decreased, White Blood Cell Count DecreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Omeprazole (20 Milligram Daily;)
  • Furosemide (40 Milligram Daily;)
  • Normix
  • Folina (Soft Capsules)
  • Sotalolo
  • Enoxaparina
The patient was hospitalized. Although Captopril demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Monocyte Count Increased, may still occur.
Captopril Side Effect Report#8901906
Angioedema
This Angioedema problem was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 62-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: congestive heart failure. On
Aug 24, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Captopril (dosage: 25 Mg Once Po). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Captopril, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: AngioedemaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Angioedema, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Captopril Side Effect Report#8889538
Lip Swelling, Diarrhoea, Oedema Peripheral
This Lip Swelling side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Captopril (drug dosage: 1 Tablet A Day), which was initiated on
Nov 03, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Captopril the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Lip Swelling, Diarrhoea, Oedema PeripheralThese side effects may potentially be related to Captopril.
Captopril Side Effect Report#8761870
Polyglandular Autoimmune Syndrome Type Iii, Hypoglycaemic Coma, Insulin Autoimmune Syndrome
This is a report of a 35-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from PL, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Captopril (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Polyglandular Autoimmune Syndrome Type Iii, Hypoglycaemic Coma, Insulin Autoimmune Syndrome after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Captopril treatment in female patients, resulting in Polyglandular Autoimmune Syndrome Type Iii side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Captopril Side Effect Report#8477520-6
Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Respiratory Tract Infection
This report suggests a potential Captopril Depressed Level Of Consciousness side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 86-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Brazil was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: cardiac disorder,emphysema and used Captopril (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Captopril the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Respiratory Tract InfectionAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Formoterol Fumarate (Unk Ukn, Unk)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Captopril demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Depressed Level Of Consciousness, may still occur.
Captopril Side Effect Report#8476467-9
Toxicity To Various Agents, Muscular Weakness, Dyspnoea, Diarrhoea, Asthenia, Cough
This Toxicity To Various Agents problem was reported by a physician from France. A 78-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Apr 22, 2009 this consumer started treatment with Captopril And Hydrochlorothiazide (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Modopar
  • Omeprazole
  • Decadron (20 Mg, Daily, 375 Mg/tid, Po)
  • Tab Enzastaurin Hydrochloride (375;250 Mg, Tid,bid, Po)
  • Tab Enzastaurin Hydrochloride (375;250 Mg, Tid,bid, Po)
  • Stalevo 100
  • Domperidone
When using Captopril And Hydrochlorothiazide, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Toxicity To Various Agents, Muscular Weakness, Dyspnoea, Diarrhoea, Asthenia, CoughThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Toxicity To Various Agents, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Captopril Side Effect Report#8438078-0
Gallbladder Operation, Ascites
This Gallbladder Operation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Brazil. A male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension,gastric disorder,arthritis,gastritis prophylaxis.The patient was prescribed Captopril (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Apr 01, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Omeprazole
  • Diclofenac
  • Omeprazole
  • Methotrexate (On Monday)
  • Leucovorin Calcium
  • Omeprazole
  • Humira
  • Prednisone Tab
.After starting to take Captopril the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Gallbladder Operation, AscitesThese side effects may potentially be related to Captopril. The patient was hospitalized.
Captopril Side Effect Report#8390690-3
Dehydration, Lactic Acidosis, Abdominal Discomfort, Renal Failure Acute
This is a report of a 81-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Germany, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Captopril (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Furosemide
  • Simvastatin
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Gliclazide
  • Allopurinol
  • Acetaminophen
  • Ms Contin
  • Duloxetine Hydrochloride
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Dehydration, Lactic Acidosis, Abdominal Discomfort, Renal Failure Acute after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Captopril treatment in female patients, resulting in Dehydration side effect.
Captopril Side Effect Report#8385720-9
Blood Folate Increased, Tuberculosis, Respiratory Failure, Iron Deficiency Anaemia, Glomerulonephritis, Renal Failure, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Blood Bicarbonate Increased
This report suggests a potential Captopril Blood Folate Increased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 66-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Captopril (dosage: NA) starting
Mar 05, 2009. After starting Captopril the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Blood Folate Increased, Tuberculosis, Respiratory Failure, Iron Deficiency Anaemia, Glomerulonephritis, Renal Failure, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Blood Bicarbonate IncreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid Srt
  • Nexium
Although Captopril demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Blood Folate Increased, may still occur.
Captopril Side Effect Report#8373957-4
Gastrointestinal Hypomotility, Eating Disorder, Increased Upper Airway Secretion, Nausea, Diabetes Mellitus
This Gastrointestinal Hypomotility problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Brazil. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Captopril (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Codeine Manipulated
  • Enalapril Maleate
When using Captopril, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Gastrointestinal Hypomotility, Eating Disorder, Increased Upper Airway Secretion, Nausea, Diabetes MellitusAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Gastrointestinal Hypomotility, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Captopril Side Effect Report#8372848-2
Haemorrhage, Fall
This Haemorrhage side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from France. A 79-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Captopril (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cordarone (Unk)
  • Lasix (Unk)
.After starting to take Captopril the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Haemorrhage, FallThese side effects may potentially be related to Captopril. The patient was hospitalized.
Captopril Side Effect Report#8361869-1
Abdominal Pain, Headache, Open Wound, Nausea, Constipation, Confusional State, Pharyngitis, Neck Mass, Hallucination
This is a report of a 61-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Brazil, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Captopril (dosage: NA, start time:
Mar 20, 2012), combined with:
  • Remeron (Qd;po)
  • Clonazepam
  • Citalopram Hydrobromide
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Abdominal Pain, Headache, Open Wound, Nausea, Constipation, Confusional State, Pharyngitis, Neck Mass, Hallucination after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Captopril treatment in female patients, resulting in Abdominal Pain side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Captopril Side Effect Report#8353044-1
Feeding Disorder
This report suggests a potential Captopril Feeding Disorder side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Captopril (dosage: NA) starting
Oct 03, 2011. After starting Captopril the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Feeding DisorderAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Synagis
  • Furosemide
  • Spironolactone
The patient was hospitalized. Although Captopril demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Feeding Disorder, may still occur.
Captopril Side Effect Report#8352897-0
Malaise, Face Injury, Subcutaneous Haematoma, Disorientation, Musculoskeletal Pain, Hallucination, Memory Impairment, Insomnia, Nightmare
This Malaise problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Brazil. A 91-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension,nasopharyngitis. On
Jan 01, 2008 this consumer started treatment with Captopril (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Avelox (1 Df, Qd)
  • Dabigatran Etexilate
  • Dabigatran Etexilate (75 Mg, Bid)
  • Metformin Hcl (850 Mg, Unk)
When using Captopril, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Malaise, Face Injury, Subcutaneous Haematoma, Disorientation, Musculoskeletal Pain, Hallucination, Memory Impairment, Insomnia, NightmareThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Malaise, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Captopril Side Effect Report#8341490-1
Fall, Lower Limb Fracture, Osteoporosis, Upper Limb Fracture
This Fall side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Brazil. A 84-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension.The patient was prescribed Captopril (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Captopril the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Fall, Lower Limb Fracture, Osteoporosis, Upper Limb FractureThese side effects may potentially be related to Captopril.
Captopril Side Effect Report#8335883-6
Cough, Syncope
This is a report of a 78-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Captopril (dosage: 12.5 Mg Bid Po, start time:
Feb 18, 2009), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Cough, Syncope after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Captopril treatment in male patients, resulting in Cough side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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The appearance of Captopril on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Captopril Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Dyspnoea 19
Pneumonia 12
Headache 11
Renal Failure Acute 10
Malaise 9
Pruritus 9
Cardiac Failure 8
Fatigue 8
Hypertension 8
Asthenia 7

What are common Captopril Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Cough 11
Blood Creatinine Increased 9
Pneumonia 9
Hypertension 8
Hypotension 8
Renal Failure 8
Decreased Appetite 7
Dyspnoea 7
Anxiety 6
Arrhythmia 6

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    Captopril Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0143-1171
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameCaptopril
    NameCaptopril
    Dosage FormTABLET
    RouteORAL
    On market since19960213
    LabelerWest-Ward Pharmaceutical Corp
    Active Ingredient(s)CAPTOPRIL
    Strength(s)12.5
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma ClassAngiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor [EPC],Angiotensin-converting Enzyme Inhibitors [MoA]

    Captopril Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 322

    Captopril safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 52

    Reported hospitalizations: 145

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