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Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S

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FORMULAPerindopril 8 mg + Amlodipine 10 mg
COMPANYServier
TYPETablet
About

About

Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S combines two chemical groups in one tablet with the purpose of lowering raised blood pressure (Hypertension) levels to normal (120/80mmHg).One of the chemical group is angiotensin converting enzyme blocker (Perindopril) which works by blocking the formation of angiotensin II (a natural hormone found in the body that works by narrowing the diameter of blood vessels).The second chemical group is a calcium channel blocker (Amlodipine),they ease the pumping of blood by the heart and prevent narrowing of blood vessels by preventing calcium (needed by cells/muscles to contract) from gaining entry into the cells thereby,making sure that the flow and release of blood from the heart and vessels continues normally. 

Hypertension left untreated can cause severe damage to the brain,heart,kidney,blood vessels and other body organs.A tablet a day of Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S is prescribed to the patient for the optimum performance of their heart muscles and blood vessels.Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S may be ingested with or without food and the dose may be lowered for elderly patients and for patients with kidney impairment.

Despite its great many benefits,Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S is not prescribed to patients under the age of 18 nor is it prescribed to women who are pregnant,lactating or trying to conceive.Please note that before intaking any medicine of any kind it is imperative that it be discussed with the doctor who is aware of your medical history.Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S is to be stored away from direct sunlight at room temperature and kept away from moisture. 

Indications

Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S can be used to treat:

  • High blood pressure

How Does Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S Work

Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S combines two chemical groups in one tablet with the purpose of lowering raised blood pressure (Hypertension) levels to normal (120/80mmHg).One of the chemical group is angiotensin converting enzyme blocker (Perindopril) which works by blocking the formation of angiotensin II (a natural hormone found in the body that works by narrowing the diameter of blood vessels).The second chemical group is a calcium channel blocker (Amlodipine),they ease the pumping of blood by the heart and prevent narrowing of blood vessels by preventing calcium (needed by cells/muscles to contract) from gaining entry into the cells thereby,making sure that the flow and release of blood from the heart and vessels continues normally. 

How To Use Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S

A tablet of Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S is most commonly prescribed per day to be taken orally (by mouth) either with or without food.Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S’s dosage may differ for each patient as the treatment regime for each patient depends upon their weight,stage of illness,each patient’s response to Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S and any pre-existing medical condition a patient might have.Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S is not prescribed to patients under the age of 18 years nor is it prescribed to expecting,lactating mothers nor to women who are planning to start a family.

The dosage may increase or decrease after the initial two weeks depending on the patient’s response to the treatment,change in dose is necessary if blood pressure levels have not improved or if the patient is experiencing side effects of Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S.It is advised to not stop treatment abruptly without consulting a doctor as the risk of heart failure and stroke is significantly increased without the drug.If you miss a dose of the medication,make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day.If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day,do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule as that will lead to serious adverse effects.If this happens very often, try setting an alarm as a reminder.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

One tablet is prescribed to be taken every day,in the beginning of the treatment.Dosage of Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S may be altered after a two week grace period depending upon the patient’s reaction to the drug.

Child Dosage

For patients under the age of 18 years,Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S is not considered safe and is therefore not prescribed.

Elderly Dosage

For patients of and over the age of 65 years,due to decreased kidney function,Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S may not be effectively removed from the body and so,in such cases the doctor may prescribe a lower dose of the Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S. 

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

This drug is not to be taken or prescribed to expecting and lactating mothers as it may have fatal consequences for the unborn child.If you are taking the drug and become pregnant,inform your doctor immediately.Small amounts of this drug can be transferred to the child through breast milk and therefore cause low blood pressure in the child thus Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S isn't recommended to lactating mothers.If you are planning to conceive and are taking Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S as treatment, then refer to the doctor.The physician is likely to change your medicine and dosage.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S:

  • Allergic to Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S or any other medicine or food item
  • Dialysis
  • Dehydration (excessive loss of fluid and minerals from the body)
  • Shock (state of insufficient blood flow to the tissues of the body) 
  • Severe hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • Angioedema (swelling of the face and body)
  • Pregnancy
  • Left ventricular outflow obstruction (congenital heart defect)
  • Unstable heart failure following MI (heart attack)

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S

  • Hyperkalemia (high potassium levels in the body)
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Mild to moderate hepatic (liver) impairment
  • Mild to moderate renal (kidney) impairment
  • Heart disease
  • Low sodium diet
  • Aortic or mitral stenosis (heart valve narrowing)
  • Renal artery stenosis (narrowing of blood vessels in kidney)
  • Heart failure or post MI (heart attack)

Please monitor serum potassium in the elderly and in renal impairment (kidney damage) before taking the Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S.

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S:

  • K supplements
  • K -sparing diuretics
  • K -containing salt substitutes or other drugs that may increase K levels (heparin etc)
  • Other antihypertensives
  • Lithium
  • Heparin
  • NSAID
  • CYP3A4 inhibitors or inducers.
  • Aliskiren (and other anti-diabetic drugs)
  • Gold
  • Diuretic
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Digoxin
  • Warfarin

Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S has certain side effects which include:

Common Adverse Effects

These effects are mild and tend to resolve on their own in a couple of days.

  • Dry Cough (Tends to disappear once patient stops taking Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S)
  • Dizziness/Lightheadedness
  • Swelling of ankle/feet and/or hands
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Fatigue/weakness

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Change in color of urine/Infrequent urination
  • Chest pain
  • Heart palpitations
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Swelling of the chest 
  • Yellowing of skin and eyes
  • Skin rash/loosening of skin

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Dry Cough - Can be eased by adding honey to warm drinks and having oral lozenges,to provide soothing relief to an irritated throat.Ginger tea has been known to decrease inflammation of an irritated throat thus,providing relief.
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak -If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you're doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe.
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhoea -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you're being sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhoea, replenish with plenty of water or other fluids. 
  • Fatigue - Patients are advised to have a healthy diet with a healthy balance of fruits and vegetables to help reduce fatigue in patients.Avoid unnecessary activities for a few days.

 Key Facts About Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S

  • Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S works by preventing the narrowing of blood vessels thereby allowing easy flow of blood to various body organs and through the blood vessels.
  • Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S is not safe to be given to pregnant or lactating mothers.
  • One tablet per day of Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S is commonly prescribed,dosage may change after two weeks.
  • Dry cough,skin rash and dizziness are common adverse effects of Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S
  • Serum potassium levels along with kidney and liver function tests are done periodically while treatment with Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S
  • Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S is primarily used for the treatment of high blood pressure.

FAQ

#1.CAN LIFESTYLE CHANGES HELP ME WITH MY CONDITION?

Yes. you can adopt certain healthy lifestyle changes in order to help with high blood pressure.These include quitting smoking, avoiding alcohol, eating a wholesome diet consisting of fresh vegetables and fruits with the cut down of salt, and incorporating physical activity in your daily routine.

#2.WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S?

In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital straight away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#3.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S BEFORE UNDERGOING ANY SURGICAL PROCEDURE?

If the surgical procedure involves general anesthesia, the surgeon may ask the patient to stop their intake of the drug for 24 hours as general anesthesia also tends to lower blood pressure levels in a few patients.

#4.HOW IS Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S is to be ingested orally once daily or as per doctor’s prescription.Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S is to be taken either with or without food,preferably with water to ease the tablet’s passage to the patient’s throat.

#5.HOW DOES Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S WORK?

Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S combines two chemical groups in one tablet with the purpose of lowering raised blood pressure (Hypertension) levels to normal (120/80mmHg).One of the chemical group is angiotensin converting enzyme blocker (Perindopril) which works by blocking the formation of angiotensin II (a natural hormone found in the body that works by narrowing the diameter of blood vessels).The second chemical group is a calcium channel blocker (Amlodipine),they ease the pumping of blood by the heart and prevent narrowing of blood vessels by preventing calcium (needed by cells/muscles to contract) from gaining entry into the cells thereby,making sure that the flow and release of blood from the heart and vessels continues normally. 

#6.CAN I TAKE Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S DURING MY PREGNANCY?

No.Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S has been known to cause harm to the fetus and cause complications during pregnancy.Hence,it is advised to consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or may think you are pregnant.Small amounts of this drug can be transferred to the child through breast milk and therefore cause low blood pressure in the child thus Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S isn't recommended to lactating mothers.If you are planning to conceive and are taking Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S as treatment, then refer to the doctor.The physician is likely to change your medicine and dosage.

#7.HOW TO STORE Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S?

Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#8.DOES Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S CAUSE ADDICTION?

No.This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

#9.WHAT LAB TESTS WILL BE PRESCRIBED WHILE TREATMENT WITH Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S AND HOW OFTEN?

Kidney and liver function tests along with blood tests to keep a check on serum potassium levels are advised to be done periodically.It is also advised that patients learn to monitor their own blood pressure levels daily from the comfort of their homes and inform their doctor of any changes seen.

#10.CAN I CONSUME ALCOHOL WITH Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S?

Alcohol is also known to lower your blood pressure which if taken with the medication may lead to extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during the course of your treatment.

#11.HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO CONTINUE TAKING THE MEDICATION?

It is a long-term treatment and you might have to continue taking the medication even for the rest of your life.

#12.WHAT IF I FORGET TO TAKE THE Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S?

It is advised that the drug is taken at the same time each day,an alarm can be placed to remind patients to take Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S at the proper time and at least an hour before having any meal.If patient misses a dose of Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S,they should take it immediately but if the time for the next dose of the drug is near then its beneficial for patients to skip the missed dose and take the tablets as per schedule,doubling of doses has proven to cause severe side effects.

#13.IS Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S SAFE TO GIVE TO ELDERLY PATIENTS?

Yes.This drug can be easily and safely prescribed to patients above 18 years of age.For eldery patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function,Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S may not be effectively removed from the body and so,in such cases the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S.

#14.CAN Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S INTERFERE WITH FERTILITY?

There is not evidence to support the above statement.If a patient does become pregnant it is imperative that they inform their doctor immediately as Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S can have fatal effects on the developing fetus.

#15.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S?

  • Dry Cough (Tends to disappear once patient stops taking Coversam 8mg+10mg Tablet 10 'S)
  • Dizziness/Lightheadedness
  • Swelling of ankle/feet and/or hands
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Fatigue/weakness

#16.CAN I DRIVE AFTER TAKING THIS MEDICATION?

This medication is known to make you dizzy hence, if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.

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