Captopril

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Captopril
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2013-05-20 11:10:36
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Captopril Capoten
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  1. Captopril

    Names / Class
    Capoten

    Angiotensn-Converting Exzyme (ACE) Inhibitor
  2. Captopil / Capoten

    Mechanism of Action
    • Peripheral smooth muscle relaxant
    • Lowers BP (systolic & diastolic)
    • Reduces afterload on heart, making it effective tx for non-valvular CHF
  3. Captopil / Capoten

    Onset of Action
    Peak Effect
    Duration
    Half-Life
    • 5 - 6 minutes
    • 1 - 2 hours
    • 2 - 12 hours
    • 2 hours
  4. Captopil / Capoten

    Indications
    • HTN
    • CHF
  5. Captopil / Capoten

    Contraindications
    • Pregnancy
    • Angioedema
    • Acute MI
    • Known hypersensitivity to the med
  6. Captopil / Capoten

    Precautions
    • Use caution in Pt with:
    • hypotension
    • taking lithium or diuretics

    • Anaphylaxis & angioedema have been reported
    • Can cause significant drop in BP - monitor closely
  7. Captopril / Capoten

    Side Effects
    • Cough
    • HA
    • Dizziness
    • Syncope
    • Joint Pain
    • Diarrhea
    • Fatigue
    • Fever
    • Nausea
    • Rash
  8. Captopil / Capoten

    Adult Dose
    12.5 - 25 mg sublingually if BP is between 90 - 110 mm.
  9. Captopil / Capoten

    Pedi Dose
    Not indicated in pre-hospital setting
  10. Captopil / Capoten

    Max Dose
    25 mg
  11. Captopil / Capoten

    Routes / How Supplied
    Unknown

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