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Brand name: Zedace TM

Active ingredients: captopril

What it is used for

HYPERTENSION. Treatment of hypertension. In using Zedace, consideration should be given to the risk of neutropenia/ agranulocytosis (see Precautions). Zedace is effective alone and in combination with other antihypertensive agents, especially thiazide-type diuretics. The hypotensive effects of captopril and thiazides are approximately additive. MYOCARDIAL INFRACTION. Zedace may be used 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 decrease 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 commencement of therapy beyond three days postinfarction. HEART FAILURE. Treatment of heart failure. It is recommended that Zedace be administered together with a diuretic in symptomatic patients. DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY. Zedace is also indicated in 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
  • Shelf lifetime is 36 Months.

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

Visual appearance

White, oval, biconvex tablet, approx. 11.3mm x 5.8mm, with "CT/50" on one side and "G" on the reverse.

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Do I need a prescription?

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

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. 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.

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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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