Eight hypertensive renal allograft recipients who had received captopril are presented. Captopril in a maximal daily dose of 250 mg enabled the withdrawal of large doses of beta-blocking agents and vasodilators. Blood pressure was satisfactorily controlled in all except one. No adverse side effects were observed other than the 'first dose' effect which resulted in transient anuria in one patient. Captopril appears to be a useful agent in the management of severe hypertension after renal transplantation.
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