Coversyl 5mg Tablets 30


Drug Name: perindopril
Our Price $8.50
PBS $15.68
Concession $5.20
Safety Net $0.00

S8 Note - This prescription item is Schedule 8 and can only be supplied on a script from a registered doctor in Queensland. Any prescriptions from any other state cannot be filled and will be returned in the mail

Note: Private, PBS and our prices are available to the general public. Concession and Safety Net prices are only available to people with the appropriate concession or Safety Net cards. See Prescriptions for more details.


This prescription item requires a pre approved authority from the Government in order to get this item at the quoted price. Authority prescriptions need to be applied for by the doctor writing the script and can include reasons such as increased quantities due to dosage, increased repeats, use for a pre determined specified use, or the nature of the medication itself requiring specialist interaction. In the event that an authority is not granted on the script, the price will revert to the private price quoted for that item


This item contains more than one pack of a prescription product. Before this can be dispensed the doctor has to give approval. The prescription must be written for the total quantity or the prescription must be endorsed by your doctor "Regulation 24" otherwise we will be unable to dispense the increased amount. If you proceed with the order without approval, we will only send out one pack at the single pack price and refund the difference. Eg If your prescription is written out for 30 Tablets with 5 repeats and it does not have “Regulation 24 “ written on the script, the ONLY quantity we can dispense is 30 at one time. Further dispensing of this product could only occur after an appropriate length of time - usually 21 days but depends on dosage. In this example if you would like to obtain 180 Tablets then the doctor must endorse the prescription “Regulation 24” or the quantity must be written out for 180 and not 30. NB Conditions apply on the writing of a Regulation 24 prescription. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for details.

We can no longer accept signed authority forms from your doctor as permission to dispense more than one pack. Please contact our pharmacist for more information.

If you order this item as Private, NO PBS stickers will be issued. Once any prescription order has been sent the product cannot be returned for a refund even if your doctor changes your medication or you have an adverse reaction.

Coversyl 5mg Tablets 30

Coversyl 5mg Tablets 30

Product ID: 50197

Pharmacist Only Medicine

This product is a Pharmacist Only Medicine and requires pharmacist advice before we can dispatch this product. You must first place the order and then contact our pharmacists within 48 hours on 1300 367 283. The pharmacist will determine if this product is appropriate for you and if so, approve the order. In the event that you do not do this, the product will be deleted from your order and the balance of your order will be dispatched. This is not required if you have a doctor's prescription.


General Information

COVERSYL is available only with a doctor's prescription.

COVERSYL lowers high blood pressure, a condition which doctors call hypertension.

Everyone has blood pressure. This pressure helps get your blood all around the body. Your blood pressure may be different at different times of the day, depending on how busy or worried you are. You have high blood pressure when your blood pressure stays higher than is needed, even when you are calm or relaxed.

There are usually no symptoms of high blood pressure. The only way of knowing that you have it is to have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis. If high blood pressure is not treated it can lead to serious health problems. You may feel fine and have no symptoms, but eventually it can cause stroke, heart disease and kidney failure. COVERSYL helps lower your blood pressure.

You may be prescribed COVERSYL for heart failure. Heart failure means that the heart muscle cannot pump blood strongly enough to supply all the blood needed throughout the body. Heart failure is not the same as heart attack and does not mean that the heart stops working.

Some people develop heart failure after having had a heart attack. However there are also other causes of heart failure.

Heart failure may start off with no symptoms, but as the condition progresses, you may feel short of breath or may get tired easily after light physical activity such as walking. You may wake up short of breath at night. Fluid may collect in different parts of the body, often first noticed as swollen ankles and feet. In severe heart failure, symptoms may occur even at rest.

COVERSYL helps to treat heart failure. If you follow your doctor's advice, your ability to perform daily activities may improve. You may breath more easily, feel less tired, and have less swelling.

You may also have been prescribed COVERSYL if you have coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease is narrowing of the vessels carrying blood to the heart. In patients with coronary artery disease, COVERSYL has been shown to reduce some of the risks, including heart attacks.


There are some people who shouldn't take COVERSYL. Please read the list below. If you think any of these situations apply to you or you have any questions, please consult your doctor.

Do not take COVERSYL if:

you are allergic to perindopril or any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet
you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant
you are breastfeeding or plan to breast-feed
you undergo renal dialysis using polyacrylonitrile membranes
you have renal artery stenosis (a problem with the blood vessels to one or both kidneys)
you have experienced swelling of the face, tongue, lips or throat either spontaneously or in response to another medicine in the past. (This rare condition is known as angio-oedema)
the packaging is torn or shows sign of tampering
the expiry date (EXP) on the pack has passed.

Tell your doctor straight away if:

You become pregnant while you are taking COVERSYL
You are undergoing desensitisation treatment, or have had an allergic reaction during previous desensitisation treatment (e.g. treatments using bee, wasp or ant venom).
You are undergoing, or have had an allergic reaction during previous, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) apheresis, a technique where LDL is 'filtered' out of a patient's blood, using dextran sulphate.
If you are to undergo anaesthesia and/or surgery
if you have recently suffered from diarrhoea or vomiting,
You have any other health problems, including:

- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- High or low levels of potassium, or other problems with salt balance
- Diabetes
- Heart disease

COVERSYL can generally be used safely by elderly people. However reduced kidney function is often found in elderly people and in this case, the starting dose should always be 2.5mg. COVERSYL is not recommended for children. If you think any of these situations apply to you, or you have any doubts or questions about taking COVERSYL consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Taking other medicines

Taking COVERSYL may change the effect of some medicines, and some medicines may affect how well COVERSYL works. You may need different amounts of your medication or to take different medicines. The medicines that may interact with COVERSYL include the following:
Some antibiotic drugs
Some anti-inflammatory drugs
Lithium medications (used to treat mood swings and some types of depression)
Potassium-sparing diuretics, sources of potassium, like potassium tablet and salt substitutes containing potassium.
Some medications used to treat high blood pressure (including diuretics (sometimes called "fluid" or "water" tablets because they increase the amount of urine passed each day), a fast or irregular heartbeat, and other heart conditions
Medicines used to treat diabetes (tablets and insulin).

It is a good idea to remind your doctor of all other medicines you take. Your doctor or pharmacist has more information on medicines to be careful with or avoid while taking COVERSYL. HOW TO TAKE COVERSYLThe dose of COVERSYL you may need each day will be decided and adjusted by your doctor. This will normally be 2.5mg (COVERSYL 2.5MG), 5mg (COVERSYL 5MG) or 10mg (COVERSYL 10MG) once daily for high blood pressure and for people with coronary artery disease or 2.5mg (COVERSYL 2.5MG) to 5mg (COVERSYL 5MG) once daily for heart failure. Swallow your tablet(s) with a glass of water, preferably in the morning before a meal.

If you forget to take it

If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose when you are meant to. Otherwise, take it as soon as you remember, and then go back to taking it as you would normally.

Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose that you missed.

How long to take it

COVERSYL helps control your blood pressure, or heart failure or coronary artery disease but does not cure it. Continue taking the tablets for as long as your doctor tells you.

If you take too much

Immediately telephone your doctor, or the Poisons Information Centre (telephone 13 11 26 in Australia) if you think you or anyone else may have taken too much COVERSYL. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.


Things you must not do

Do not give COVERSYL to anyone else, even if they have the same condition as you.
Do not use COVERSYL to treat other complaints unless your doctor tells you to.
Do not stop taking COVERSYL or change the dosage, without checking with your doctor.
Do not stop taking your tablets because you are feeling better, unless advised by your doctor.

SIDE EFFECTSCOVERSYL helps most people with high blood pressure, heart failure or coronary artery disease, but it may have unwanted side effects in a few people. All medicines can have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. With COVERSYL, the side effects can include:
cough, often described as dry and irritating
headache, dizziness, vertigo, paraesthesia
tinitus, vision disturbances
feeling tired or lethargic
nausea or stomach pain
muscle cramps
rash, pruritus

These side effects when they occur are usually mild. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any of these or notice anything else that is making you feel unwell.

Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side effects. You may not experience any of them. Other uncommon side effects have been reported and you should ask your doctor or pharmacist if you want to know more.

If any of the signs below occur then tell your doctor immediately or go to the Accident and Emergency department at your nearest hospital:

Swelling of your lips, face, mouth, tongue or throat.
A fast and irregular heart beat.
Difficulty in breathing
Severe blisters, skin rash, itching or other allergic reactions.

These side effects are extremely rare but can become serious. AFTER TAKING COVERSYLStorage

Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines. Keep your tablets in the pack until it is time to take them. Keep them in a cool, dry place where it stays below 30°C. Do not store medicines in a bathroom or near a sink. Do not leave them in a car or on a windowsill. Keep them where children cannot reach them. Keep the container tightly closed.


If your doctor tells you to stop taking COVERSYL, or the tablets have passed their expiry date, return any leftover tablets to your pharmacist for disposal.

What COVERSYL looks like

COVERSYL 2.5MG are white round convex film-coated tablets containing 2.5mg of perindopril arginine. Supplied in a bottle of 30 tablets. COVERSYL 5MG are light-green rod-shaped film-coated tablets engraved with a Servier logo on one face and scored on both edges containing 5mg of perindopril arginine. Supplied in a bottle of 30 tablets. COVERSYL 10MG are green round biconvex film-coated tablets with a Servier logo on one face and a heart on the other face containing 10mg of perindopril arginine. Supplied in a bottle of 30 tablets. Ingredients

Each tablet of COVERSYL 2.5MG contains 2.5mg of perindopril arginine as the active ingredient and a number of inactive ingredients. Each tablet of COVERSYL 5MG contains 5mg of perindopril arginine as the active ingredient and a number of inactive ingredients. Each tablet of COVERSYL 10MG contains 10mg of perindopril arginine as the active ingredient and a number of inactive ingredients. All tablet doses include lactose, magnesium stearate, maltodextrin, silica - colloidal anhydrous, sodium starch glycollate (type A), macrogol 6000. All tablet coatings include glycerol, hypromellose and titanium dioxide. The inactive ingredient specific to: COVERSYL 5MG is: premix for light-green colour coating [copper chlorophyllin (E141ii)]COVERSYL 10MG is: premix for green colour coating [copper chlorophyllin (E141ii)]COVERSYL is registered on the Australian register of Therapeutic Goods.Australian Register Number:

COVERSYL 2.5MG tablets: AUST R 101564COVERSYL 5MG tablets: AUST R 101568COVERSYL 10MG tablets: AUST R 101569Manufacturer

COVERSYL is a product discovered by Servier Research International.It is distributed in Australia by:Servier Laboratories (Aust) Pty Ltd
8 Cato Street
Hawthorn Victoria 3122

ABN: 54 004 838 500

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