Ropril (Captopril)

Brand Name: Ropril

Generic Name: Captopril

Manufacturer/Agent: Aegis Ltd

Formulation: tabs

Strength: 50mg

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.