Captopril-d3 is a deuterated form of the drug Captopril, which is a medication used primarily to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. The deuterated form of the drug, Captopril-d3, contains three deuterium atoms, which are isotopes of hydrogen. This modification does not affect the drug’s therapeutic properties, but it can improve the drug’s stability and bioavailability.
Captopril-d3 works by inhibiting the activity of an enzyme called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), which plays a key role in regulating blood pressure. By inhibiting ACE, Captopril-d3 helps to dilate blood vessels, which reduces the amount of pressure on the heart and lowers blood pressure.
The chemical formula of Captopril-d3 is C9H9D3N3O3S, and its molecular weight is 249.33 g/mol. The drug is available in tablet form, with each tablet typically containing 25 mg or 50 mg of Captopril-d3.
Like most medications, Captopril-d3 may cause side effects, including dizziness, fatigue, nausea, and a dry cough. It is important to follow dosing instructions carefully and to speak with a healthcare provider if any side effects occur or if there are any concerns about the medication's usage. Overall, Captopril-d3 is a useful medication for managing high blood pressure and heart failure, and it has been shown to be safe and effective for many patients.