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      COVERSYL AM 8/5MG TAB

      Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet
      Uses and Benefits

      Uses and Benefits

      Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet is a combination medicine used to treat hypertension (elevation of blood pressure caused by genetic or environmental factors), stable coronary artery disease and other heart complications when a single medication is not effective. It also aids in prevention of heart attack and stroke due to increased blood pressure. The medicine works by slowing down the activity of your heart allowing it to beat slower and less forcefully and also relaxes the blood vessels and improves blood flow and oxygen in the body, thereby reducing the risk of getting chest pain. This medicine is used with a proper healthy diet and exercise program to control high blood pressure for best possible effects. It is not recommended as initial therapy for patients with high blood pressure. However, the uses mentioned here are not comprehensive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

      Composition

      Composition

      The active ingredients of Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet are Amlodipine (5Mg) and Perindopril (8Mg)

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Amlodipine, a calcium channel blocker works by normalizing the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and improves blood flow and oxygen in the body, thereby reducing the risk of getting chest pain. It prevents the entry of calcium from entering into the muscles, leading to muscle relaxation. Perindopril, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor works by reducing stress on the heart and allows heart to pump blood more efficiently. The combination is thus effective in reducing blood pressure.

      Contraindications and Cautions

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before using Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet:

      • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the tablet
      • Concomitant use with aliskiren and sacubitril
      • Severe hypotension
      • Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction
      • Cardiogenic shock
      • Hereditary or idiopathic angioedema
      • Severe renal impairment
      • Pregnancy and lactation
      • Caution:
      • History of angioedema
      • Aortic stenosis
      • Cardiovascular disorders
      • Ascites due to cirrhosis
      • History of gout
      • Prediabetes or diabetes mellitus
      • Hepatic impairment
      • Children and elderly
      Side Effects

      Side and Adverse Effects

      The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet. It is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Most of the side effects are generally mild and you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

      • Dizziness
      • Headache
      • Swelling
      • Sleepiness
      • Vertigo
      • Altered vision
      • Decreased blood pressure
      • Flushing
      • Diarrhea
      • Breathlessness
      • Cough
      • Constipation
      • Ringing or buzzing in the ears
      • Vomiting
      • Abdominal pain
      • Dryness in mouth
      • Indigestion
      • Weight loss
      How to Use

      How to Use

      Take Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet as instructed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break or crush or chew the tablet.
      Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
      The tablet should be taken on an empty stomach at least one hour before or two hours after food. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medicine to overcome dry mouth, muscle weakness and extreme thirst. The tablet is usually taken not more than once a day. Take the tablet at the same time every day as it helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body.
      Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested. even though the symptoms disappear after the medicine has begun.

      Overdosage

      Avoid taking medicine more than the prescribed dosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, promptly seek medical attention. Depending on the dosage of Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet, symptoms vary in individuals, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

      • Severe hypotension
      • Renal failure
      • Electrolyte disturbances
      • Palpitations
      • Anxiety
      • Tachycardia or bradycardia
      • Excessive peripheral vasodilation
      • Dizziness
      Warnings and Precautions

      Warnings and Precautions

      Use this tablet on the advice of medical practitioner. Dose adjustments or complete avoidance of the Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet may be required in the following conditions:

      Kidney:

      Extreme caution is advised among people with kidney problems. Close monitoring of kidney function and adjustments of dose of the medicine may be needed based on the clinical condition of the patient. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the taking this medicine. However, this medicine is not recommended in patients with severe renal impairment.

      Liver:

      Caution is advised among people with hepatic problems. Dose adjustments of tablet may be needed. Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended while taking this tablet. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this medicine. However, this medicine is not recommended in patients with severe hepatic impairment.

      Pregnancy:

      Coversyl AM 8/5Mg might be risky to use during pregnancy as it is known to cause harm to the fetus. However, in some life-threatening situations, doctors may rarely prescribe if the benefits are more than the potential risks. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

      Lactation:

      The medicine is unsafe to use for nursing mothers. Limited human data suggests that the medication may pass into the breastmilk and harm the infant. Consult your doctor immediately if the baby shows signs of increased sleepiness, breathing problems or difficulty in breast feeding.

      Alcohol:

      Consumption of alcohol with Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet is not recommended as it increases side effects such as difficulty in concentration, dizziness, light headedness. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately.

      Driving:

      The tablet may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

      Food:

      Avoid grape fruit juice as it may alter serum levels in the body.

      Drug Interactions:

      Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet with litium, amiodarone, chlorpromazine, amisulpride, digoxin, aliskiren, ciclosporin, quinidine, verapamil, heparin, rifampicin, diltiazem, azole antifungals, valsartan.

      Precautions
      • Do not use this tablet post the expiry date
      • Do not use this medication for durations longer than suggested by your doctor
      • Store at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius)
      FDA Pregnancy Category

      FDA Pregnancy Category

      Category D: There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


      Drug Composition information
      What is Amlodipine for:

      It is used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain or pressure (angina).

      How does Amlodipine work:

      It is a calcium channel blocker. It lowers the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels. It controls chest pain by increasing blood supply to the heart muscle. If taken regularly, amlodipine controls chest pain, but it does not stop chest pain once it starts.

      How should Amlodipine be used:

      Take Amlodipine exactly as directed by your doctor. - Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor. - Amlodipine must be taken regularly for it to work well. - Continue taking Amlodipine even when you feel better. - Do not stop taking it unless instructed by your doctor. - You may take Amlodipine with or without food. - Try to take it at the same time each day.

      Common side effects of Amlodipine :

      Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful while climbing. - Headache. - Hard stools (constipation). Drinking more liquids, working out, or adding fiber to your diet may help. - Talk with your doctor about a stool softener or laxative. - Swelling in the arms or legs.

      What do I do if I miss a dose

      Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. - Do not change the dose or stop this drug. - Talk with the doctor.

      What precautions should I take when taking Amlodipine :

      Alert your doctor if you have heart or liver disease. - Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. - Do not breastfeed while you are being treated with Amlodipine.

      When do I need to seek medical help

      If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. - Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. - These include wheezing, chest tightness, fever, itching, bad cough, blue or gray skin color, seizures, or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. - Very low blood sugar or very high blood sugar. - Very bad dizziness. - Trouble breathing. - Feeling cold. - Very bad belly pain. - Very upset stomach or throwing up. - Very loose stools (diarrhea). - A big weight loss. - Very bad muscle pain or weakness. - Feeling very tired or weak. - Any rash. - Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

      Can I take Amlodipine with other medicines:

      Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here: Medicines for high blood pressure or heart disease. - Antiviral medicines such as ritonavir. - Antifungal medicines such as itraconazole, ketoconazole. - Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

      Are there any food restrictions

      Avoid Alcohol

      How do I store Amlodipine :

      Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

      Pregnancy Category

      Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

      Therapeutic Classification

      Anti-Anginal Drugs, Calcium Antagonists


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Frequently Asked Questions
      Q1. What is the use of the Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet?

      The tablet is a combination medicine used to treat hypertension (elevation of blood pressure caused by genetic or environmental factors), stable coronary artery disease and other heart complications when a single medication is not effective. It also aids in prevention of heart attack and stroke due to increased blood pressure. The medicine works by slowing down the activity of your heart allowing it to beat slower and less forcefully and also relaxes the blood vessels and improves blood flow and oxygen in the body, thereby reducing the risk of getting chest pain. This medicine is used with a proper healthy diet and exercise program to control high blood pressure for best possible effects. It is not recommended as initial therapy for patients with high blood pressure.

      Q2. What are the side effects of the Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet?

      The tablet is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include dizziness, headache, swelling, constipation, ringing or buzzing in the ears, sleepiness, vertigo, altered vision, decreased blood pressure, flushing, diarrhea, breathlessness, cough, vomiting, abdominal pain, dryness in mouth, indigestion, weight loss.

      Q3. Should we take Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet with food or without food?

      The tablet should be taken on an empty stomach at least one hour before or two hours after food. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medicine to overcome dry mouth, muscle weakness and extreme thirst.

      Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking the Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet?

      If you ever had impaired kidney function, sever liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. This medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the tablet, concomitant use with aliskiren and sacubitril, severe renal impairment, severe hypotension, left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, cardiogenic shock, hereditary or idiopathic angioedema, pregnancy and lactation. Caution is advised among patients with history of angioedema, aortic stenosis, cardiovascular disorders, ascites due to cirrhosis, electrolyte disturbances, history of gout, prediabetes or diabetes mellitus, hepatic impairment, children and elderly.

      Q5. Does Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet make you sleepy?

      The tablet may decrease alertness, impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

      Q6. Is Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet harmful? What does an overdose of Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet lead to?

      The tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to severe hypotension, electrolyte depletion, renal failure, palpitations, anxiety, tachycardia or bradycardia, excessive peripheral vasodilation, dizziness.

      Q7. Can I take Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet during pregnancy?

      This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it is known to cause harm to the fetus. However, in some life-threatening situations, doctors may rarely prescribe if the benefits are more than the potential risks. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

      Q8. Can Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

      No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

      Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet?

      Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it increases side effects such as difficulty in concentration, dizziness, light headedness. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately.

      Q10. How to store Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet?

      Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the tablet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

      Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet, can I mix it in water and drink it?

      This tablet is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.

      Q12. Can we give Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet to children?

      This tablet is not recommended for children below 6 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

      Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet?

      The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action in the body is within two hours of administration.

      Q14. How long does the effect of Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet last?

      The duration for which this medicine remains active in the body is for about 24 hours.

      Q15. Can we take Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

      Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is one tablet per day.

      Q16. For how many days should I take the Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet?

      The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

      Q17. When should I take Coversyl AM 8/5Mg tablet?

      Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

      Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

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