Captopril(Capoten)

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Lhernandez
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278117
Filename:
Captopril(Capoten)
Updated:
2015-01-27 02:01:45
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pharmacologygroup2 LVAPEC
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Drug Profiles,Pharmacology Group 2
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Captopril(Capoten) drug profile
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  1. Captopril Class
    Angiotensin-converting enzyme (Ace) inhibitor
  2. Captopril Mech
    Blocks enzyme responsible for production of angiotensin II, which causes interruption of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone(RAA) system thereby decreasing BP
  3. Captopril Indication
    • CHF
    • HTN
    • Diabetic Neuropathy
    • Posy MI
  4. Captopril Contraindication
    • Angioedema related to ACE treatment
    • Known sensitivity

    • Use with caution pts with
    • Aortic stenosis
    • Bilateral renal artery stenosis
    • Pericardial tamponade
    • Elevated serum K+
    • Acute kidney failure
    • Pregnancy
  5. Captopril Dosage
    • Adult- 12.5-25mg PO every 6hrs
    • Peds- not indicated in prehospital setting
  6. Captopril Adverse
    • Headache
    • Dizzy
    • Fatigue
    • Depression
    • CP
    • Hypotension
    • Palpitations
    • Cough
    • Dyspnea
    • Upper Respritory Infection
    • Nausea/Vomiting
    • Rash
    • Angioedema
    • Renal Failure

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