Brand name authorized in: Tunisia
The drug ACTOPRIL contains one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API):
Captopril is a highly specific, competitive inhibitor of angiotensin-I converting enzyme (ACE inhibitors). Inhibition of ACE results in decreased plasma angiotensin-II, which leads to decreased vasopressor activity and to reduced aldosterone secretion. In patients with hypertension, captopril causes a reduction in supine and erect blood pressure, without inducing any compensatory increase in heart rate, nor water and sodium retention.
This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows: