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Brand name: Captopril (Sandoz) TM

Active ingredients: captopril

What it is used for

HYPERTENSION- Treatment of hypertension. In using Captopril Sandoz, consideration should be given to the risk of neutropenia/ agranulocytosis (see Precautions). Captopril Sandoz 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- to improve survival following myocardial infarction in clinically stable patients with left ventricular dysfunction, manifested as an ejection fraction <=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 Sandoz 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 Sandoz be administered together with a diuretic. DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY- Treatment of diabetic nephropathy (proteinuria >= 500mg/day) in patients with type I insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. In these patients Captopril Sandoz reduces the progression of renal disease and reduces associated clinical sequelae (dialysis, renal transplantation and death).

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 36 Months.

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

Round tablets of a "cloverleaf" shape with facet and a crossed break mark on both sides, uniform white surface - diameter 10.0 - 10.2 mm.

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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.

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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Reporting side effects

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