Brand Name: Ropril
Generic Name: Captopril
Manufacturer/Agent: Aegis Ltd
Pack size: 20
Trade Price: KES 540.00
Retail Price: @ KES 36.00
Class: Ace Inhibitors (Cardiovascular drugs)
Mechanism of Action:
Molecular Formulae: C9H15NO3S= 217.3
Precautions: Hypersensitivity to ace inhibitors. aortic stenosis. pregnancy/lactation. porphyria. caution in impaired renal function.
Indications/Uses: Treatment of hypertension 25 tid to max 450 mg/day, chf, left ventricular dysfunction after mi, diabetic nephropathy 25 mg tid.
Interactions: Potassium sparing diuretics and potassium supplements. nsaids reduced effect. increases lithium levels. clonidine. allopurinol. ciclosporin increases hyperkalaemia.
Side Effects: Cough. neutropenia. thrombocytopenia. rash. loss of taste. pancreatitis.