Coveram tablet – patient information leaflet

COVERAM is prescribed for treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension) and/or treatment of stable coronary artery disease (a condition where the blood supply to the heart is reduced or blocked)

Patients already taking perindopril and amlodipine from separate tablets may instead receive one tablet of COVERAM which contains both ingredients.

COVERAM is a combination of two active ingredients, perindopril and amlodipine.

Perindopril is an ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitor. Amlodipine is a calcium antagonist (which belongs to a class of medicines called dihydropyridines). Together they work to widen and relax the blood vessels so that blood passes through them more easily and makes it easier for your heart to maintain a good blood flow.

HOW TO TAKE COVERAM

Always take COVERAM exactly as your doctor or health care provider has told you. You should check with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Swallow your tablet with a glass of water, preferably at the same time each day, in the morning, before a meal. Your doctor or health care provider will decide on the correct dose for you. This will normally be one tablet per day.

COVERAM will usually be prescribed for patients already taking perindopril and amlodipine from separate tablets.

If you take more COVERAM than you should

If you take too many tablets, contact your nearest accident and emergency department or tell your doctor or health care provider immediately. The most likely effect in case of overdose is low blood pressure which can make you feel dizzy or faint. If this happens, lying down with your legs raised can help.

If you forget to take COVERAM

It is important to take your medicine every day as regular treatment works better. However, if you forget to take a dose of COVERAM, take the next dose at the usual time. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

If you stop taking COVERAM

As the treatment with COVERAM is usually life-long, you should discuss with your doctor or health care provider before you stop taking your tablets. If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist. COVERAM TABLET PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

The following common side effects have been reported. If any of these cause you problems or if they last for more than one week, you should contact your doctor or health care provider.

Common side effects (occur in less than 1 in 10 users but in more than 1 in 100 users): headache, dizziness, sleepiness (especially at the beginning of treatment), vertigo, numbness or tingling sensation in your limbs, vision disturbances (including double vision), tinnitus (sensation of noises in the ears), palpitations (awareness of your heartbeat), flushing, light-headedness due to low blood pres sure, cough, shortness of breath, nausea (feeling sick), vomiting (being sick), abdominal pain, taste disturbances, dyspepsia or difficulty of digestion, diarrhoea, constipation.

Like all medicines, COVERAM can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If you experience any of the following, stop taking the medicinal product at once and tell your doctor or health care provider immediately:

  • sudden wheeziness, chest pain, shortness of breath, or difficulty in breathing,
  • swelling of eyelids, face or lips, swelling of the tongue and throat, which causes great difficulty breathing,
  • severe skin reactions including intense skin rash, hives, reddening of the skin over your whole body, severe itching, blistering, peeling and swelling of the skin, inflammation of mucous membranes (Stevens Johnson Syndrome) or other allergic reactions,
  • severe dizziness or fainting,
  • heart attack, unusual fast or abnormal heart beat.
  • inflamed pancreas which may cause severe abdo minal and back pain accompanied with feeling very unwell.

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COVERAM TABLET PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

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