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- ACE inhibitor medicine for high blood pressure
- Makes it easier for the heart to pump blood around the body
- Also contains a mild diuretic
- Genuine medication
- Shipped from EU Pharmacies
Coversyl Arginine is a brand name for perindopril. This is a medication that is often used to treat high blood pressure, but is also prescribed to protect the heart or to treat heart failure. One of its main side effects is a dry cough.
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About Coversyl Arginine
- Coversyl Arginine is the brand name for perindopril
- Coversyl Arginine is a type of ACE inhibitor, a medication used to treat high blood pressure and heart problems
- At first Coversyl Arginine can make you feel dizzy, so it is best to take the first dose at bedtime
- Coversyl Arginine can cause a dry, irritating cough. Speak to your doctor if this occurs as a different medication may better suit you
- It is important to read the patient leaflet for a full list of side effects and cautions.
How Does Coversyl Arginine Work?
Coversyl Arginine is a medication that belongs to a family of drugs called angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, or ACE inhibitors. It is commonly prescribed to treat high blood pressure.
However, Coversyl Arginine can also be prescribed to protect the heart from further damage after a heart attack or to treat heart failure. ACE inhibitors block the production of angiotensin II. By blocking this hormone, the blood vessels become wider and the kidneys start to work more effectively. This in turn helps to lower the blood pressure to a healthy level.
Coversyl Arginine also helps in heart failure by reducing the amount of fluid in your blood vessels and protecting the heart from excess strain.
How is Coversyl Arginine Taken?
Coversyl Arginine is available as a tablet. It should be taken in the morning with some water, before eating breakfast.
Dosage of Coversyl Arginine
When taking Coversyl Arginine to treat high blood pressure, the usual starting dose is 5mg once in the morning. If your healthcare professional feels that this has not adequately reduced your blood pressure, the dose may be increased to 10mg once daily after one month of treatment.
The first dose of Coversyl Arginine can make you feel a little dizzy. It is therefore advised to take the first dose at bedtime. Elderly patients may be started on a dose of 2.5mg once a day to avoid dizziness after taking the medication.
When treating heart failure, the usual starting dose is 2.5mg in the morning. Your prescriber may increase this to 5mg in the morning after 2 weeks, as long as no side effects are experienced.
Are there any Side Effects?
Like all medications, Coversyl Arginine can have some side effects. The most common side effects include:
- Feeling dizzy or lightheaded, especially when you stand up.
If this occurs, stand up slowly or remain seated for a while when getting out of bed.
- Dry, irritating cough
Speak to your doctor if this persists, as another medication may better suit you
- Nausea or vomiting (feeling sick or being sick)
- Feeling tired
- Blurred vision
- Pins and needles
- Skin rash.
If any of these side effects persist or are troublesome, you should speak to your doctor for advice.
If you have a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) including breathlessness, lip or tongue swelling, call 999 immediately.
Coversyl Arginine Warnings
Coversyl Arginine may not be suitable for everyone. You should tell your doctor if you:
- Have kidney disease
- Have liver disease
- Are dehydrated and therefore already lack fluid in your blood vessels
- Have atherosclerosis (fatty deposits in your blood vessels)
- Have peripheral arterial disease (blood vessel disease in the extremities)
- Have systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma or another collagen vascular disease
- Have cardiomyopathy
- Have heart valve disease including aortic stenosis
- Have ever had angio-oedema (face, tongue or throat swelling)
- Have regular dialysis treatment
- Have treatment to remove cholesterol from your blood (LDL apheresis)
- Are having desensitisation treatment against insect stings
- Are pregnant, trying to conceive, or breastfeeding
- Have ever had an allergic reaction to Coversyl Arginine, another ACE inhibitor or any other medication.
Some medications can interact with Coversyl Arginine. You may be advised that Coversyl Arginine will not suit you if you already take:
- Other medications for high blood pressure or heart failure
- Estramustine (a cancer treatment)
- Co-trimoxazole (an antibiotic)
- Certain diuretics (sometimes known as “water tablets”)
- Certain medications for diabetes
- Anti-inflammatory medications including ibuprofen and aspirin.
If you take any of the above medications, your prescriber will advise on whether you can also take Coversyl Arginine.
Because Coversyl Arginine may not suit everyone, we will complete a Consultation with you including a health questionnaire. This will ensure that the medication will be suitable for you.
A qualified prescriber will review your current medications, including any herbal remedies or supplements, to ensure that Coversyl Arginine will not interact with them.
Once prescribed, Coversyl Arginine will be ordered on your behalf via electronic prescription, allowing you to pick the medication up at your convenience.