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Brand name: Capoten TM

Active ingredients: captopril

What it is used for

1.HYPERTENSION: Capoten (captopril) is indicated for the treatment of hypertension. In using Capoten, consideration should be given to the risk of neutropenia/agranulocytosis (see PRECAUTIONS). Capoten is effective alone and in combination with other antihypertensive agents, especially thiazide-type diuretics. The blood pressure lowering effects of captopril and thiazides are approximately additive. 2. MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION: Capoten is indicated to improve survival following myocardial infarction in clinically stable patients with left ventricular dysfunction manifested as an ejection fraction less than or equal to 40%, and to reduce the incidence of overt heart failure and subsequent hospitalisations for congestive heart failure in these patients. The efficacy data for the use of captopril following myocardial infarction are strongest for initiation of therapy beyond 3 days post-infarct. 3. HEART FAILURE: Capoten (captopril) is indicated for the treatment of heart failure. In symptomatic patients it is recommended that Capoten be administered together with a diuretic. 4. DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY: Capoten is indicated for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy in patients with Type 1 insulin- dependent diabetes mellitus.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Moisture
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

A square, bi-convex, slightly mottled white tablet with quadrisect score lines on one side and plain the other. Dimensions 6.4 mm.

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Do I need a prescription?

These medicine packs are available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

  • 90 Tablets (and sample packs 15's) pack

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for these medicines. You can ask your pharmacist. This medicine is Not Scheduled.

  • 100 tablets (export only) pack
  • 150 tablets (export only) pack
  • 30 tablets (export only) pack
  • 60 tablets (export only) pack

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient captopril

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at

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