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Catopil12.5mg

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Zenith Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic: Captopril
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Catopil does not cause any harmful side effects.
PregnancyPregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Catopil is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in s... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Catopil is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not ha... View More
DrivingDriving
UNSAFE
Catopil may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
KidneyKidney
CAUTION
Catopil should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Catopil may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Regular blood... View More
LiverLiver
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Catopil should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Catopil may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Inform your do... View More
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Catopil belongs to a group of medicines known as angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It is widely used to treat high blood pressure and hear... View More

Uses of Catopil

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Prevention of heart attack and stroke
  • Heart failure

Side effects of Catopil

Common
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Cough
  • Increased potassium level in blood
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness

How to use Catopil

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Catopil may be taken with ... View More

How Catopil works

Catopil is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It works by reducing stress on the heart and relaxing blood vessel so that blood flows more... View More

What if you forget to take Catopil?

If you miss a dose of Catopil, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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  • Catopil can make you feel dizzy for the first few days, so rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. You can also prefer taking it at bedtime ... View More
  • Let your doctor know about any cough, or throat irritation that does not go away.
  • It may increase the level of potassium in blood. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Hypertension, Congestive heart failure, Post Myocardial infarction, Diabetic nephropathy

Administration

Should be taken on an empty stomach. Take on an empty stomach 1 hr before or 2 hr after meals.

Adult Dose

Adult: PO HTN Initial: 12.5 mg twice daily. Maintenance: 25-50 mg twice daily. Max: 50 mg 3 times/day. Elderly: Initially, 6.25 mg bid. Heart failu... View More

Child Dose

Oral Hypertension Child: Neonates and infants: 0.15 mg/kg. Max: 6 mg/kg in 2 or 3 divided doses according to response. Childn and adolescents: 0.3 mg/... View More

Renal Dose

Renal impairment: CrCl (ml/min) <10 Initially, 6.25 mg/day. Max: 37.5 mg/day. 10-20 Initially, 12.5 mg/day. Max: 75 mg/day. 21-40 Initially, 25 mg/... View More

Contraindication

Known hypersensitivity to the drug. Bilateral renal artery stenosis, hereditary angioedema; renal impairment; pregnancy.

Mode of Action

Captopril competitively inhibits the conversion of angiotensin I (ATI) to angiotensin II (ATII), thus resulting in reduced ATII levels and aldosterone s... View More

Precaution

Patients on diuretics or with sodium depletion should discontinue diuretics or increase sodium intake prior to initiation of therapy. Renal impairment, ... View More

Side Effect

>10% Hyperkalemia (1-11%) 1-10% Hypersensitivity rxns (4-7%),Skin rash (4-7%),Dysgeusia (2-4%),Hypotension (1-2.5%),Pruritus (2%),Cough (0.5-2%),Ch... View More

Pregnancy Category Note

Pregnancy Category: C; D in 2nd & 3rd trimesters Discontinue as soon as pregnancy detected; during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, drug... View More

Interaction

Concurrent treatment w/ NSAIDs reduces hypotensive action and increases the risk of nephrotoxicity. Additive hyperkalaemic effect w/ K supplements, K-sp... View More

descriptionDisclaimer

The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More

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