Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet

Introduction

Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet is a combination medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It helps to control blood pressure when a single medication is not effective. It also helps to reduce the chances of any future heart attack and stroke.

You can take Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet at any time of day, with or without food, but it is best to take it at the same time each day. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. 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, taste change, stomach pain, and diarrhea are some common side effects of this medicine. Consult your doctor If any of these bother you, or get worse, or do not go away. Usually, it may increases the level of potassium level in the blood. Hence, it is advised to avoid potassium rich food or supplements. If you experience dizziness, rise slowly from sitting position or avoid driving.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions. You should have your blood pressure checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly.

Uses of Covarace Tablet

Side effects of Covarace 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 Covarace

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

How to use Covarace 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. Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Covarace Tablet works

Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Ramipril and losartan which lower blood pressure effectively. Ramipril 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 Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Covarace 5 mg/50 mg 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
Covarace 5 mg/50 mg 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
Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

CAUTION
Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for dose adjustment.

Liver

CAUTION
Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Covarace 5 mg/50 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.