Sunday, July 7, 2013

Taste disturbances with captopril

Captopril though not much in use in USA is a well known and frequently used ACE inhibitor in many developing countries, due to its availability in generic form and cost effectiveness.

Taste disturbances which is infrequent with most ACE inhibitors, are more prevalent in captopril. This is attributed to its sulfhydryl moiety.  Altered taste sensation may include loss of taste perception, persistent salt  taste or persistent metallic taste.

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