Coversyl lowers high blood pressure , a condition which doctors call hypertension. Coversyl helps lower your blood pressure. You may be prescribed Coversyl for heart failure. Some people develop heart failure after having had a heart attack. However there are also other causes of heart failure.

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Coversyl lowers high blood pressure , a condition which doctors call hypertension. Coversyl helps lower your blood pressure. You may be prescribed Coversyl for heart failure. Some people develop heart failure after having had a heart attack. However there are also other causes of heart failure.

Coversyl helps to treat heart failure. You may breathe more easily, feel less tired, and have less swelling. You may also have been prescribed Coversyl if you have coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease is narrowing of the vessels carrying blood to the heart. In patients with coronary artery disease, Coversyl has been shown to reduce some of the risks, including heart attacks.

Action: How Coversyl works The name of your medicine is Coversyl. The medicine contains the active ingredient perindopril arginine. Perindopril belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin converting enzyme ACE inhibitors. It is thought that ACE inhibitors reduce blood pressure by inhibiting the enzyme which catalyses the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II.

Decreased plasma angiotensin II leads to increased plasma renin activity and a decrease in aldosterone. In addition to its effects on circulating ACE, Coversyl binds to and inhibits tissue converting enzyme, predominantly in the kidney and vascular wall. Each tablet of Coversyl 2. Please read the list below. If you think any of these situations apply to you or you have any questions, please consult your doctor. Tell your doctor straight away if: You are pregnant or become pregnant while taking Coversyl, as it may cause serious harm to your baby; You are undergoing desensitisation treatment, or have had an allergic reaction during previous desensitisation treatment e.

For example, valsartan, telmisartan, irbesartan , in particular, if you have diabetes-related kidney problems; Aliskiren; You have any other health problems, including: Kidney disease, or if you are on renal dialysis; Aortic stenosis narrowing of the main blood vessel leading from the heart ; Liver disease; High or low levels of potassium, or other problems with salt balance; Diabetes; Heart disease, including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy heart muscle disease ; Systemic lupus erythematosus or scleroderma a disease affecting the skin, joints and kidneys ; Are of African origin since you may have a higher risk of angioedema and this medicine is less effective in lowering your blood pressure; Have abnormally increased levels of a hormone called aldosterone in your blood primary aldosteronism.

If you think any of these situations apply to you, or you have any doubts or questions about taking Coversyl consult your doctor or pharmacist. Taking other medicines Taking Coversyl may change the effect of some medicines, and some medicines may affect how well Coversyl works.

You may need different amounts of your medication or to take different medicines. It is a good idea to remind your doctor of all other medicines you take. Your doctor or pharmacist has more information on medicines to be careful with or avoid while taking Coversyl. For older people or children Coversyl can generally be used safely by elderly people.

However reduced kidney function is often found in elderly people and in this case, the starting dose should always be 2. Coversyl is not recommended for children. How to take Coversyl The dose of Coversyl you may need each day will be decided and adjusted by your doctor. This will normally be 2. Swallow your tablet s with water, preferably in the morning before a meal. If you forget to take it If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose when you are meant to.

Otherwise, take it as soon as you remember, and then go back to taking it as you would normally. Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose that you missed. How long to take it Coversyl helps control your blood pressure, or heart failure or coronary artery disease but does not cure it. Continue taking the tablets for as long as your doctor tells you. If you take too much Taking too much Coversyl an overdose may cause low blood pressure also known as hypotension.

The most likely effect in case of overdose is low blood pressure which can make you feel dizzy or faint. If this happens, lying down with the legs elevated can help. Other effects like sickness, cramps, sleepiness, confusion, kidney problems, salt and water disturbances are possible.

You may require urgent medical attention. If you think that you or anyone else may have taken too much Coversyl then act immediately. Telephone your doctor or the Poisons Information Centre 13 11 26 in Australia , or go to the Accident and Emergency department at your nearest hospital.

Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning. While you are taking Coversyl Things you must do Take Coversyl exactly as your doctor has prescribed. Otherwise, you may not get the benefits from treatment. Tell all doctors, dentists and pharmacists who are involved with your treatment that you are taking Coversyl.

Make sure you drink enough water during exercise and hot weather especially if you sweat a lot. This will help you avoid any dizziness or light-headedness caused by a sudden drop in blood pressure. Tell your doctor straight away if you have excessive vomiting or diarrhoea while taking Coversyl. Things you must not do Do not give Coversyl to anyone else, even if they have the same condition as you. Do not use Coversyl to treat other complaints unless your doctor tells you to. Do not stop taking Coversyl or change the dosage, without checking with your doctor.

Do not stop taking your tablets because you are feeling better unless advised by your doctor. Things to be careful of Take care when driving or operating machinery until you know how Coversyl affects you. Dizziness or weakness due to low blood pressure may occur in certain patients.

If you have any of these symptoms do not drive or operate machinery. After taking Coversyl Storage Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines. Keep your tablets in the pack until it is time to take them. Do not store medicines in a bathroom or near a sink. Do not leave them in a car or on a windowsill. Keep them where children cannot reach them. Keep the container tightly closed. Disposal If your doctor tells you to stop taking Coversyl, or the tablets have passed their expiry date, return any leftover tablets to your pharmacist for disposal.

Schedule of Coversyl Coversyl is an S4 — prescription only medicine. Side effects of Coversyl If you do not feel well while you are taking Coversyl then tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible.

All medicines can have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. Coversyl helps most people with high blood pressure, heart failure or coronary artery disease, but it may have unwanted side effects in a few people. While these side effects when they occur are usually mild they can be serious. Angioedema a severe allergic reaction has been reported in patients treated with ACE inhibitors, including Coversyl.

This may occur at any time during treatment. If you develop such symptoms described below you should tell your doctor immediately or go to the Accident and Emergency department at your nearest hospital. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist or nurse if you notice any of the following side effects. Common may affect up to 1 in 10 people side effects can include: Cough , often described as dry and irritating, shortness of breath, discomfort on exertion; Headache , dizziness, vertigo, pins and needles; Changes in the rhythm or rate of the heartbeat, fast or irregular heartbeat; Feeling tired, lethargic or weak; Tinnitus persistent noise in the ears , vision disturbances; Hypotension, flushing, impaired peripheral circulation, vasculitis, nosebleeds;.

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The safety and efficacy of COVERSYL has not been demonstrated for New York Heart Association Category IV patients ; and patients with established coronary artery disease See Clinical Trials who are stable on concomitant therapy and have no heart failure, to reduce the risk of non-fatal myocardial infarction or cardiac arrest. How to take it The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth. You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional. Always read the label.

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