Adpep R Tablet

Introduction

Adpep R Tablet is a medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).

Adpep R Tablet should be taken on an empty stomach, but it is best to take it at the same time each day. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.

Nausea, indigestion, stomach pain, and taste change are some common side effects. It may also cause dizziness initially, but this improves with time. This medicine may cause increase in potassium levels (hyperkalemia). Hence, avoid taking potassium rich food or supplements. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is required while taking this medicine.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you are pregnant if you have ever had any problems with your blood circulation or have liver or kidney problems. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works.

Uses of Adpep R Tablet

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Side effects of Adpep R Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Adpep R

  • Nausea
  • Taste change
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Increased potassium level in blood

How to use Adpep R Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Adpep R Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Adpep R Tablet works

Adpep R Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Perindopril and losartan which lower blood pressure effectively. Perindopril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor and losartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). They work by widening and relaxing the blood vessels, thereby lowering blood pressure.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Adpep R Tablet.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Adpep R Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Adpep R Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Adpep R Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Adpep R Tablet usually does not affect alertness but dizziness or weakness due to low blood pressure may occur in some patients. This may affect your driving ability.

Kidney

CAUTION
Adpep R Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Adpep R Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Caution should be advised in patients with renal impairment.

Liver

CAUTION
Adpep R Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Adpep R Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Adpep R Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.