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Perigard 4mg Tablet

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Product introduction

Perigard 4mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines known as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It is widely used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure and may be prescribed after a heart attack. It also lowers the chances of having a heart attack or stroke.

Perigard 4mg Tablet can be prescribed either alone or in combination with other medicines. It should be taken on an empty stomach. This medicine should be taken at the same time each day to get the most benefit. It is important to continue taking it regularly even if you feel well or even if your blood pressure is controlled. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This medicine is considered safe for long-term use.

Making some changes in your lifestyle will also help lower your blood pressure. These may include regular exercise, losing weight, smoking cessation, reducing alcohol intake, and reducing the amount of salt in your diet as advised by your doctor. The most common side effects of this medicine include decreased blood pressure, cough, the increased potassium level in blood, fatigue, weakness, and dizziness. Most of these are temporary and resolve with time. Talk to your doctor if any of the side effects bother you or do not go away.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your doctor may check your kidney function, blood pressure, and potassium levels in your blood at regular intervals while you are taking this medicine.

Uses of Perigard Tablet

Benefits of Perigard Tablet

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Perigard 4mg Tablet reduces stress on the heart and relaxes the blood vessels. This widens the blood vessels and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood around your body, thereby lowering your blood pressure. Controlled blood pressure reduces the risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or kidney problems. The medicine must be taken regularly, as prescribed, to be effective. You do not usually feel immediate benefit from taking this medicine, however, it helps you maintain your blood pressure in the long term.

In Prevention of heart attack and stroke

Perigard 4mg Tablet lowers your blood pressure. As a result, it reduces the chance of damage to the small blood vessels in your heart and kidneys. This reduces the risk of getting a heart attack and kidney problems. It also helps in slowing down the rate at which they get worse if you already have problems. This medicine must be taken regularly to be effective.

In Heart failure

Perigard 4mg Tablet makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body so the heart has to do less work. This can improve your heart function and reduce the symptoms of heart failure. It will help improve your quality of life and enable you to go about your daily activities more efficiently. The medicine must be taken regularly and as long as the doctor has prescribed it to be effective.

Side effects of Perigard 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 Perigard

  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Cough
  • Increased potassium level in blood
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness

How to use Perigard 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. Perigard 4mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Perigard Tablet works

Perigard 4mg Tablet is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It works by reducing stress on the heart and relaxing blood vessel so that blood flows more smoothly and the heart can pump blood more efficiently.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Perigard 4mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Perigard 4mg 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Perigard 4mg 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
Perigard 4mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Perigard 4mg 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
Perigard 4mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Perigard 4mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Caution should be advised in patients with renal impairment.
Liver
CAUTION
Perigard 4mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Perigard 4mg 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 Perigard Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Perigard 4mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Perigard 4mg Tablet can make you feel dizzy for the first few days, so rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. You can also prefer taking it at bedtime to avoid dizziness throughout the day.
  • Let your doctor know about any cough, or throat irritation that does not go away.
  • It may increase the level of potassium in blood. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Dipeptides
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC
Action Class
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors

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FAQs

Q. What is Perigard 4mg Tablet? What is it used for?

Perigard 4mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines known as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It relaxes and widens the blood vessels, making it easier for the blood to pass through the vessels. As a result of this, the heart does not have to work more to push the blood. Since the workload on the heart is reduced, it helps to lower the blood pressure and thus reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke. It is also used for the treatment and prevention of congestive heart failure.

Q. What other lifestyle changes should I make while taking Perigard 4mg Tablet?

Lifestyle changes play a major role in keeping you healthy if you are taking Perigard 4mg Tablet. Avoid taking excess salt in your diet and find ways to reduce or manage stress in your life. Practise yoga or meditation or take up a hobby. Ensure that you have a sound sleep every night as this also reduces your stress and hence helps in keeping your blood pressure normal. Stop smoking and taking alcohol as this helps in lowering your blood pressure and helps to prevent heart problems. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and fat-free products. You should consult your doctor if you need any further help to get maximum benefit of Perigard 4mg Tablet and to keep healthy.

Q. I feel better after taking Perigard 4mg Tablet, can I stop taking it?

No, continue taking Perigard 4mg Tablet even if you feel better and your blood pressure is under control. Stopping Perigard 4mg Tablet suddenly may cause your blood pressure to increase and your chances of stroke or heart attack may rise. Usually once you start taking any medicine for controlling blood pressure, you have to continue taking it life long unless you cannot tolerate it.

Q. Will Perigard 4mg Tablet make me feel dizzy? What should I do about it?

Yes, Perigard 4mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy or lightheaded. If Perigard 4mg Tablet makes you feel dizzy when you stand up, try getting up very slowly or stay seated until you feel better. If you begin to feel dizzy, lie down so that you don't faint, then sit until you feel better. Don’t drive, do not use tools or machines and avoid anything requiring concentration while you're feeling dizzy or shaky.

Q. What time of the day should I take Perigard 4mg Tablet?

Perigard 4mg Tablet should be taken at the same time each day to reduce the chances of a missed dose. Take it in the dose and duration prescribed by the doctor. Your doctor may advise you to take your first dose before bedtime, because it can make you dizzy. After the first dose, if you do not feel dizzy, you may take Perigard 4mg Tablet at any time of the day. Your dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and therefore, it will vary from person to person. If you experience any side effects while taking Perigard 4mg Tablet, please consult your doctor.

Q. Can Perigard 4mg Tablet increase potassium levels? If so, what should be done?

Perigard 4mg Tablet may increase potassium levels in the blood, especially if you have uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, kidney problems and dehydration. Potassium levels may also increase in patients using potassium salts or medicines which increase potassium levels or are aged more than 70 years of age. If you have any of these conditions and are using Perigard 4mg Tablet, you need to be careful and get regular blood tests done to monitor potassium levels.

Q. After starting Perigard 4mg Tablet, I have developed dry cough which is very irritating and is not getting better with any medicine. What should I do now?

Perigard 4mg Tablet may cause dry cough, as a side effect in some people. This can be persistent and may not be relieved by any medicine. Talk to your doctor if it bothers you or if you have trouble sleeping. Your doctor may suggest ways of managing the cough or may prescribe another medicine. Remember, do not stop taking Perigard 4mg Tablet without consulting your doctor as it may increase your blood pressure and put you at a risk of developing a heart attack or stroke. Even if you stop taking Perigard 4mg Tablet, the cough may take a few days to a month to resolve completely.

Q. Can Perigard 4mg Tablet affect my fertility?

There is no evidence that Perigard 4mg Tablet has any effect on fertility in both men and women. However, if you are planning to get pregnant, talk to your doctor first because Perigard 4mg Tablet is not recommended in pregnancy.
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