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Brand name: Captopril (WL) TM

Active ingredients: captopril

What it is used for

Hypertension: Treatment of hypertension. In using WL-Captopril, consideration should be given to the risk of neutropenia/agranulocytosis. WL-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: 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: Treatment of heart failure. In symptomatic patients it is recommended that WL-Captopril be administered together with a diuretic. Diabetic Nephropathy: 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 30 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Moisture
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

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

white 3.2 x 6.35mm, oval flat bevelled edge tablet - debossed "355", score line and "12.5" on one side and a stylised "R" logo 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.

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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