Prestalia (Perindopril/Amlodipine)

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Viacoram 2.5mg/3.5mg

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Viacoram 5mg/7mg

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Viacoram 10mg/14mg

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Coveram 5mg/5mg

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Coveram 10mg/10mg

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Prestalia (Perindopril/Amlodipine) Dosage and Side Effects

PRESTALIA relaxes (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Warnings and Precautions

Do not use if you are pregnant. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. PRESTALIA can cause injury or death to the unborn baby.

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had angioedema (hives or severe swelling of deep skin tissues, sometimes caused by allergic reaction).

If you have diabetes, do not use PRESTALIA together with any medication that contains aliskiren (Amturnide, Tekturna, Tekamlo, Valturna).

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to amlodipine, perindopril, or any ACE inhibitor (benazepril, captopril, enalapril, lisinopril, ramipril, and others), or if you have ever had angioedema (hives or severe swelling of deep skin tissues, sometimes caused by allergic reaction).

If you have diabetes, do not use PRESTALIA together with any medication that contains aliskiren (Amturnide, Tekturna, Tekamlo, Valturna).

You may also need to avoid taking PRESTALIA with aliskiren if you have kidney disease.

To make sure PRESTALIA is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • heart disease or congestive heart failure;
  • coronary artery disease (hardened arteries);
  • kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis);
  • liver disease;
  • high levels of potassium in your blood; or
  • if you are on a low-salt diet.

Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant. Stop using and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. PRESTALIA can cause injury or death to the unborn baby if you take the medicine during your second or third trimester. Use effective birth control.

PRESTALIA can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using this medicine.

Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; severe stomach pain; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. You may be more likely to have an allergic reaction if you are African-American.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
  • swelling in your hands or feet, rapid weight gain;
  • little or no urinating;
  • new or worsened chest pain;
  • fever, chills, sore throat, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • high potassium--nausea, slow or unusual heart rate, weakness, loss of movement; or
  • liver problems--nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Common side effects may include:

  • swelling;
  • cough;
  • dizziness; or
  • headache.

Interactions with this medication

Drinking alcohol with this medicine can cause side effects.

This medicine may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert. Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.

Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking PRESTALIA, unless your doctor has told you to.

Many drugs can interact with PRESTALIA. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using, especially:

  • a diuretic or "water pill";
  • gold injections;
  • heart or blood pressure medication;
  • lithium;
  • simvastatin;
  • medicine to prevent organ transplant rejection--cyclosporine, everolimus, sirolimus, tacrolimus; or
  • NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)--aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and others.

This list is not complete and many other drugs can interact with PRESTALIA. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Give a list of all your medicines to any healthcare provider who treats you.

Proper Use of this medication

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

PRESTALIA can be taken with or without food. Take the medicine at the same time each day.

Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. You may also need frequent blood tests at your doctor's office.

You may have very low blood pressure while taking this medicine. Call your doctor if you are sick with vomiting or diarrhea, or if you are sweating more than usual. Prolonged illness can lead to a serious electrolyte imbalance, making it dangerous for you to use PRESTALIA.

Keep using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using PRESTALIA. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line.

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If you are more than 12 hours late, skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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