Coversyl-AM 8/5 Tablet

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Introduction

Coversyl-AM 8/5 Tablet is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). This is a combination of two medicines that controls blood pressure when a single medication is not effective. It helps to lower high blood pressure and thus reduces the chances of future heart attack and stroke.

You can take Coversyl-AM 8/5 Tablet at any time of day, on empty stomach, but it is best to take it at the same time each day. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.

It may cause side effects like ankle swelling, headache, cough, weakness, and tiredness. It may also cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This might raise the level of potassium in the blood, hence avoid potassium rich food or supplements. You may be asked for regular monitoring of blood pressure, kidney function, and electrolytes level while on the treatment.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions.

Uses of Coversyl-AM Tablet

Benefits of Coversyl-AM Tablet

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Coversyl-AM 8/5 Tablet relaxes the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily around your body. This lowers your blood pressure and reduces your risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, or kidney problems in the future. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well. You should take it regularly as prescribed for this medicine to be most effective, even if you feel better.

Side effects of Coversyl-AM Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Coversyl-AM

  • Ankle swelling
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations
  • Increased potassium level in blood
  • Sleepiness
  • Cough
  • Taste change
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Upset stomach

How to use Coversyl-AM 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. Coversyl-AM 8/5 Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Coversyl-AM Tablet works

Coversyl-AM 8/5 Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Amlodipine and perindopril which lower blood pressure effectively. It works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood flows more smoothly and the heart can pump blood more efficiently.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Coversyl-AM 8/5 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Coversyl-AM 8/5 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Coversyl-AM 8/5 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
Coversyl-AM 8/5 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Coversyl-AM 8/5 Tablet usually does not affect alertness but dizziness or weakness due to low blood pressure may occur in some patients. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Coversyl-AM 8/5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Coversyl-AM 8/5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Caution should be advised in patients with renal impairment.
Liver
CAUTION
Coversyl-AM 8/5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Coversyl-AM 8/5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking this medicine.

What if you forget to take Coversyl-AM Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Coversyl-AM 8/5 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Coversyl-AM 8/5 Tablet for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • Lowering blood pressure reduces chance of future heart attack & strokes.
  • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • Do not take Coversyl-AM 8/5 Tablet if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy.

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Therapeutic Class
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Patient Concerns

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i m 39 years old, i m a patient of hypertension, i m taking medicine Dytor plus 10, MPROL 50 mg & Coversyl AM 4/5, MY Doctor says to avoid pregnancy, is this risky for me????
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Yes it maybe risky at this age and this blood pressure
Recently High Blood pressure is detected measurement is 180/90, what to do, go for a medicine or some other alternative is there.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
ramipril 5mg twice daily 9 am and 8 pm daily for
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Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: April, 2022

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