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Brand name: Captohexal

Captohexal is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) captopril. On this page you will find out more about Captohexal, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: captopril

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Captohexal 25 mg film-coated tablet, 90

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

HYPERTENSION: Treatment of hypertension. In using Captopril Sanodz, consideration should be given to the risk of neutropenia/ agranulocytosis (see Warnings). Captopril Sanodz, is effective alone and in combination with other antihypertensive agents, especially thiazide- type diuretics. The blood pressure lowering effects of captopril and thiazide are approximately additive. MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION: To improve survival following myocardial infarction in clinicaly stable patients with left ventricular dysfuction, manifested as an ejection fraction <=40%, and to reduce the incidence of overt heart failure andsubsequent hospitalisations for congestive heart failure in these patients. The efficacy data for the use of Captopril Sanodz, following myocardial infarction are strongest for initiation of therapy beyond three days post-infarction. HEART FAILURE: Treatment of heart failure. In symptomatic patients it is recommended that Captopril Sanodz, be administered together with a diuretic. DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY: Treatmentt of diabetic nephropathy (proteinuria >= 500mg/day) in patients with Type I diabetes mellitus. In these patients Captopril Sanodz, reduces the progression of renal disease and reduces associated clinical sequelae (dialysis, renal transplantation and death).

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Round tablets of a "cloverleaf" shape with facet and a crossed break mark on both sides, uniform white surface - diameter 8.0 - 8.2 mm.

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Dosage Form Tablet, film coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
90 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Moisture
Life time 36 Months
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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