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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.
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Oval, bi-convex, slightly mottled white tablet, with one beveled edge face. One side is scored and the other side plain. Dimensions 5.8 mm x 11.3 mm.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on April 1, 2021. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
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.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
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 www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
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