The antihypertensive effect of captopril in essential hypertension: relationship to prostaglandins and the kallikrein-kinin system.


Two groups, each with nine essential hypertensive patients, were maintained on 10 mmol sodium daily over 14-17 days and treated in this sequence: placebo; captopril (25 or 50 mg given thrice daily) or indomethacin (50 mg given thrice daily) alone; captopril plus indomethacin, and (4) captopril alone. The initial fall in mean blood pressure induced by… (More)