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Captopril linked to adverse pulmonary events in diabetes

A study in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association found that patients with type 2 diabetes taking captopril had a significantly higher risk of suffering from pulmonary adverse drug effects, compared with those taking other angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers. The researchers said the study highlights the importance of considering a medication's adverse event profile and how they may affect pulmonary function in infections such as COVID-19.

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