Hypertension: Vacodil is indicated primarily for the management of essential hypertension. It can be used alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents (e.g. calcium channel blockers, diuretics).
Treatment of angina pectoris.
Treatment of symptomatic chronic heart failure: Vacodil is indicated for the treatment of symptomatic chronic heart failure (CHF) to reduce mortality and cardiovascular hospitalizations, improve patient well-being and slow the progression of the disease.
Vacodil may be used as adjunct to standary therapy, but may also be used in those patients unable to tolerate an ACE inhibitor, or those who are not receiving digitalis, hydralazine or nitrate therapy.