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Composition for COVERSYL

Perindopril(4 mg)

food interaction for COVERSYL

alcohol interaction for COVERSYL

pregnancy interaction for COVERSYL

lactation interaction for COVERSYL

It is better to take Coversyl 4 mg tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Coversyl 4 mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Perindopril(4 mg)


Coversyl 4 mg tablet is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) heart failure and to prevent heart attack in people with coronary artery disease.

How it works

Coversyl 4 mg tablet belongs to a class of drugs called as ACE inhibitors. It acts on chemical called angiotensin converting enzyme and thereby relaxing the blood vessels and improving function of heart muscles that pump blood throughout the body.

Common side effects

Abdominal pain, Bloody diarrhea, Cough, Decreased blood pressure, Dizziness, Weakness, Eye swelling, Lip swelling, Headache, Limb swelling, Facial swelling, Throat swelling

Common Dosage

Patients taking this medicines

  • 82%
    One Time A Day
  • 12%
    Two Times A Day
  • 3%
    Two Times A Week
  • 2%
    Four Times A Day
  • 1%
    Three Times A week
  • 1%
    Alternate Day


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Expert advice for COVERSYL

  • Do not take perindopril if you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine.
  • Do not take perindopril if you have suffered from acute swelling of the face, tongue or larynx (angioneurtic syndrome), with or without treatment with another ACE inhibitor; diabetes or impaired kidney function.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with following history of disease conditions: narrowing of heart valves or blood vessels which supply blood to the kidney; heart, liver or kidney problems, diabetes or collagen disease such as scleroderma or systemic lupus erythematosus.
  • Take special precautions while taking perindopril if you are going to have cholesterol removed from your blood by a procedure called as LDL apharesis; if you are receiving treatment for bee allergy or wasp stings.
  • Avoid using perindopril if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery when using perindopril as it may lead to dizziness due to low blood pressure.
  • Take perindopril usually in the morning before a meal, to reduce the effect of food on the effectiveness of perindopril.
  • Do not take potassium rich foods with perindopril.

Frequently asked questions for COVERSYL


Q. Is perindopril a beta-blocker, statin, calcium channel blocker, or an ACE inhibitor?
Perindopril is ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitor drug. It is not a beta-blocker, statin, or calcium channel blocker.
Q. Is perindopril the same as perindopril erbumine, perindopril arginine or Coversyl?
Perindopril is the same as perindopril erbumine, perindopril arginine (different salt forms of perindopril with same effects) and Coversyl (brand name of perindopril).
Q. Can I take perindopril with Viagra, ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen, paracetamol, allupurinol?
Perindopril can be taken with paracetamol and allopurinol only if prescribed by your doctor. Perindopril should not be taken with ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen, or Viagra (sildenafil).
Q. Does perindopril cause blood thinning?
No, perindopril does not cause thinning of blood; it relaxes the blood vessels thereby decreasing the blood pressure.
Q. Does perindopril cause weight gain, hair loss, tiredness, cough, angiodema, depression, constipation, slow heart rate, or erectile dysfunction?
Perindopril may cause cough, angiodema, depression, tiredness or weakness, constipation or slow heart rate. It is not known to cause weight gain, hair loss, or erectile dysfunction. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.


Content on this page was last updated on 25 July, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)