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Brand name: Captopril (Douglas) TM

Active ingredients: captopril

What it is used for

Hypertension: CAPTOPRIL (captopril) is indicated for the treatment of hypertension. In using Captopril, consideration should be given to the risk of neutropenia/agranulocytosis (see Warnings). Captopril 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. Myocardial infarction: CAPTOPRIL (captopril) 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 three days post-infarction. Heart failure: CAPTOPRIL (captopril) is indicated for the treatment of heart failure. In symptomatic patients it is recommended that Captopril be administered together with a diuretic. Diabetic nephropathy: CAPTOPRIL (captopril) is indicated for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy in patients with Type I insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.

How to take it

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

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Moisture
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 5 Years.

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

Visual appearance

A flat bevelled-edge, white to off-white, round, tablet with a breakline embossed on one side and W/902 on the other.

Do I need a prescription?

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

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.

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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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