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Covapril® is commonly used for treating high blood pressure. It may be used alone or along with other medicines.
It is also used to reduce the risk of heart attack or death caused by heart problems in patients with stable coronary artery disease. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Use perindopril as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Take perindopril by mouth with or without food.
Take perindopril on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it.
Taking perindopril at the same time(s) each day will help you to remember to take it.
Continue taking perindopril even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use perindopril.
Covapril® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Covapril® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Covapril® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Covapril® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:
There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using Covapril® during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Covapril®. Covapril® is pregnancy risk category D, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:
Side effects may occur when using this drug, such as:
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Covapril® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Products that may interact with this drug, including:
Covapril® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
Covapril® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Covapril® (perindopril erbumine).
The recommended dose is 4 mg once daily, may be increased to 8 mg once daily after 1 month.
Elderly: Start treatment at 2 mg, may be progressively increased to 4 mg after 1 month, then 8 mg if needed.
Symptomatic heart failure
The recommended dose is 2 mg, may be increased by 2-mg increments ≥2 wk to 4 mg once daily if tolerated.
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Covapril® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
If you miss a dose of Covapril®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
Covapril®. http://www.mims.com/malaysia/drug/info/Covapril. Accessed Mar 6, 2017
Perindopril. https://www.drugs.com/cdi/perindopril.html/. Accessed Mar 6, 2017.
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