Coversyl 4 mg
Coversyl 4 mg is prescribed to treat the condition of low blood pressure. It helps to ease the strain on the heart, which allows blood vessel to relax to get enough blood flow to the body organs. It is also given to people with heart failure and heart attack. If the condition of high blood pressure is not treated at the right time, it can cause serious medical issues like stroke, kidney failure, loss of vision, brain damage, heart attack, and heart failure.
Clinical usage of Coversyl 4 mg
Coversyl 4 mg tablets are specially formulated for the:
- Treatment of mild to moderate high blood pressure
- Mild to moderate congestive heart failure
- Reduction of cardiovascular risk in patients with high blood pressure and in people who have had stable coronary artery disease or a heart attack.
Coversyl tablets must be swallowed with water preferably on an empty stomach or before a meal in the morning. An adult dosage must be determined and adjusted after analyzing the condition of the individual, medical history, and response to the treatment. The dose must be adjusted for the elderly and patients with renal disorder. In general, the initial dose for treating high blood pressure is 4 mg. It is recommended for people who are not taking diuretics or water pills. The usual maintenance dose is 4 mg to 8 mg once daily. A doctor should regularly monitor your blood pressure. In case your blood pressure becomes too high just before taking the dose, a twice a day dosing regimen may be recommended.
For those who are on diuretics, may stop taking a diuretic for 2 to 3 days while you are taking the initial dose of perindopril. Remember that your physician will describe the best dosage for you to take. These patients may start treatment with 2 mg Coversyl tablet.
The starting dose for an elderly patient should be 2 mg once daily. If required, your physician may increase your dose to 4 mg daily and then gradually to 8 mg.
Warnings and Precautions
Do not take Coversyl tablets if you:
- Are allergic to any of the ingredients of the medicine
- Are taking medicines containing the combination of valsartan and sacubitril
- Are already taking blood pressure drugs that contain aliskiren
- Are pregnant or planning to conceive
- Are breastfeeding
Taking Coversyl during pregnancy can cause harm to your unborn baby.
Common side effects may include:
- Abdominal pain
- Metallic taste in the mouth
- Ringing in the ears
- Back pain
- Upper respiratory tract infection
If any of these side effects troubles you worsen, inform your physician right away.
The following drugs may affect the working of Coversyl 4 mg tablets:
- Allopurinol used to treat gout
- Blood pressure lowering medications including diuretics
- Tricyclic antidepressant
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)