Coversyl is an oral anti hypertensive drug having an effect on the blood vessels. The medicine helps blood vessels to dilate by having a relaxing effect on their muscles. The medicine works by inhibiting formation of an enzyme Angiotensin-II which is responsible for contraction of blood vessels.
The active ingredient of Coversyl is Perindopril. This drug is responsible for its vasodilation effect which brings down blood pressure. Perindopril acts via the medium of other components of Coversyl which do not interfere with the drug action.
The therapeutic indications of Coversyl are mentioned below:
Other vascular disorders not mentioned above, may also respond to treatment with Coversyl.
The dilating effect which Coversyl has on a patient’s blood vessels could have a harmful reaction if the medicine is used wrongly or in excess. Some of the side effects associated with Coversyl are mentioned below:
Apart from this, other side effects which have not been mentioned above could also be experienced by patients.
Some instructions are advised to patients who are on a course of Coversyl, in order to avoid harmful drug reactions. Some of these precautions are mentioned below:
Other instructions could also be provided to patients who are on a course of Coversyl. Following these instructions will help to keep unwanted effects of the drug at bay.
Drugs which have similar chemical composition tend to exert the same therapeutic effect on patients. Some drugs which have similar composition and medical action as Coversyl are mentioned below. They can be used as a substitute for Coversyl:
Patients should not use these tablets in place of Coversyl unless a physician has prescribed them.