Captopril Tablets are formulated to be used for treatment of congestive heart failure, hypertension, and to prevent kidney functions in diabetic nephropathy. They are inhibitors of angiotensin-converting enzyme having ability to be absorbed up to 70% after ingestion. Captopril present in these tablets has chemical formula C9H15NO3S with molar mass of 217.29 g/mol. They get metabolized in liver and excreted via kidney with elimination half life of about 1.9 hours. Captopril Tablets are also known to show mood elevating properties with vasodilating activity. With ability to inhibit Metallo beta-lactamases, they have also been used for cancer treatment.
Captopril is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure , heart failure, heart attack and diabetic kidney disease
How it works
Captopril relax the blood vessels which lower the blood pressure and also reduce the workload of the heart. As a result, the heart works more efficiently.
Common side effects
Breathlessness, Headache, Fainting, Dizziness, Blurred vision, Increased heart rate, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Weakness, Allergic reaction, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Irregular heart rate.