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Captopril (an ACE inhibitor): side effects

CAPTOPRIL

Cough
Angioedema / Agranulocystosis
P
roteinuria / Potassium excess
Taste changes
Orthostatic hypotension
Pregnancy contraindication / Pancreatitis/ Pressure drop (first dose hypertension)
Renal failure (and renal artery stenosis contraindication) / Rash
Indomethacin inhibition
Leukopenia / Liver toxicity
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1. what it causes ? hyperkalemia....big time asked !
2. why it causes cough ? bradykinin ! same reason for angioedema
3. boards want you to ans captopril some how or other in pregnant patient q...dont do that...
4. for heads up, it is ci for bilateral and not unilateral RAS
5. causes MGN ...membranous...
6. for step 2, stop it when Cr > 3.5


are there more q from side effect stuff ? plz share...
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relevant q
1. what it causes ? hyperkalemia....big time asked !
2. why it causes cough ? bradykinin ! same reason for angioedema
3. boards want you to ans captopril some how or other in pregnant patient q...dont do that...
4. for heads up, it is ci for bilateral and not unilateral RAS
5. causes MGN ...membranous...
6. for step 2, stop it when Cr > 3.5


are there more q from side effect stuff ? plz share...
"3. boards want you to ans captopril some how or other in pregnant patient q...dont do that..."
Can elaborate more about this point?
As i know ACEIs are contraindicated in preg. ladies. What else i should know?
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