Know the basics
What is Coversyl® (Perindopril) used for?
Coversyl® is an ACE inhibitor, commonly used to treat high blood pressure and coronary artery disease (CAD). It may also be used to treat congestive heart failure and protect the kidney from the damage due to diabetes.
How should I take Coversyl® (Perindopril)?
For orally taken form, you should:
- Take Coversyl® by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once or twice daily. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. It is important to continue taking this medication following your prescription even if you feel well.
- Read the label carefully before using Coversyl®.
- Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.
How do I store Coversyl® (Perindopril)?
Coversyl® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Coversyl® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Coversyl® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Coversyl® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Know the precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Coversyl® (Perindopril)?
Before using Coversyl®, tell your doctor if you have:
- Allergic reaction: to Coversyl®, excipients using for dosage form containing Coversyl®. The information about excipients is detailed in the leaflet;
- Allergic reaction to any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals;
- Used any other health conditions, drugs that have a risk of interaction with Coversyl®.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
It is not safe to take this medicine during pregnancy. It could harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor right away if you plan to become pregnant or you are in pregnancy.
It is not known if perindopril passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Know the side effects
What side effects can occur from Coversyl® (Perindopril)?
As taking others medicines, taking Coversyl® can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.
Some of the side effects are listed below:
- Dry cough;
- Fever, chills, sore throat, and body aches.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including symptoms of a high potassium blood level (such as muscle weakness, slow/irregular heartbeat), fast heartbeat, fainting.
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Know the interactions
What drugs may interact with Coversyl® (Perindopril)?
Coversyl® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval; such as:
- A diuretic drug water pill, such as amiloride, spironolactone, triamterene);
- NSAID analgesic or arthritis medicine (such as aspirin, diclofenac, ibuprofen, indomethacin, naproxen).
Does food or alcohol interact with Coversyl® (Perindopril)?
Coversyl® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Coversyl® (Perindopril)?
Coversyl® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have, such as the history of angioedema unrelated to ACE inhibitors, high level of potassium in the blood, kidney or liver disease, a bone marrow disorder.
Understand the dosage
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Coversyl®.
What is the dose of Coversyl® (Perindopril) for an adult?
Consult your doctor for information about the dose of Coversyl®.
For high blood pressure:
- Adults: start by 4 mg once a day. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. The maximum daily dose is usually 16 mg.
- Older adults: over 60: start by 4 mg per day, taken in one or two divided doses. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. The maximum daily dose is usually 8 mg.
For coronary artery disease:
- Adults: start by 4 mg once a day. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed and tolerated. The maximum daily dose is usually 8 mg.
What is the dose of Coversyl® (Perindopril) for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Coversyl® (Perindopril) available?
Coversyl® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Tablet 2 mg, 4 mg, 5 mg, 8 mg, 10 mg.
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services (115) or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Coversyl®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Review Date: October 8, 2016 | Last Modified: September 13, 2019
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