Hypertension: The management of mild to moderate hypertension. In severe hypertension it should be used where standard therapy is ineffective or inappropriate.
Congestive heart failure: Captopril is indicated for the treatment of congestive heart failure. The drug should be used together with diuretics and, when appropriate, digitalis and beta-blockers.
In patients on doses of over 100 mg daily plus or minus a diuretic, in those with severe renal impairment or those with severe congestive heart failure use of captopril should be under specialist supervision.
– short-term (4 weeks) treatment: Captopril is indicated in any clinically stable patient within the first 24 hours of an infarction.
– long-term prevention of symptomatic heart failure: Captopril is indicated in clinically stable patients with asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction (ejection fraction ? 40%) following myocardial infarction to improve survival, delay the onset of symptomatic heart failure, reduce hospitalisations for heart failure and reduce recurrent myocardial infarction and coronary revascularisation procedures.
Type I Diabetic nephropathy: Captopril is indicated in insulin dependent diabetics for the treatment of macroproteinuric diabetic nephropathy (microalbuminuria greater than 30 mg/day). Captopril may prevent the progression of the renal disease and reduce associated clinical events e.g. dialysis, renal transplantation and death.
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Dosage form: Tablet
Packaging: 10's x 10