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Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).

Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines that helps to control blood pressure when a single medication is not effective. It also helps to reduce chances of any future heart attack and stroke. It is taken with or without food, preferably at a fixed time each day. This medicine should not be stopped without consulting your doctor. Some patients may develop cough or throat irritation as a side effect while using this medicine. It may also cause dizziness initially, but this improves with time.

Uses of Covarace Tablet

Covarace Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Taste change
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Increased potassium level in blood
  • Decreased blood pressure

How to use Covarace Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Covarace Tablet works

Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Ramipril and losartan which lower blood pressure effectively. Ramipril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor and losartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). They work by widening and relaxing the blood vessels, thereby lowering blood pressure.

Covarace Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet Taking Losartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.
  • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • It may cause the level of potassium in blood to go up. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
  • It can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet.

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References
  1. Ramipril. New York, New York: Pfizer, Inc.; 1991 [revised Sep. 2013]. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Losartan potassium. Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire: Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited; 2009 [revised 22 Mar. 2018]. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Ramipril Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Drugs.com. Losartan. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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