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  • Coveram 5mg/10mg Tablets 30's

Coveram 5mg/10mg Tablets 30's

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Description
The name of your medicine is COVERAM. The medicine contains the active ingredient perindopril arginine. Perindopril belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It also contains the active ingredient amlodipine besilate. Amlodipine belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers. Calcium channel blockers do not change the amount of calcium in your blood or bones. The active ingredients in COVERAM, perindopril arginine and amlodipine help lower your blood pressure. COVERAM works by widening your blood vessels, which reduces pressure in the vessel, making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This helps increase the supply of oxygen to your heart, so that when you place extra demands on your heart, such as during exercise, your heart may cope better and you may not get short of breath as easily.
How to use
Usual dose is 1 tablet once daily. Coveram should be taken as directed by the doctor. Grapefruit juice and grapefruit should not be consumed while taking Coveram. This is because grapefruit and grapefruit juice can lead to an increase in the blood levels of the active ingredient amlodipine, which can cause an unpredictable increase in the blood pressure lowering effect of Coveram.
Precautions
Do not take COVERAM if: • you are allergic to perindopril or amlodipine, or any of the other ingredients of COVERAM listed. • you have had an allergic reaction to any other ACE inhibitors or calcium channel blockers.