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Suggest an alternate medicine for Coveram taken for HTN

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Posted on Fri, 29 Jul 2016
Question: My husband has been taking Coveram 10/5 tablets 10mg/5mg (Perindopril Arg/Amlodipine) for HTN.
This was Rx for him in Australia where he used to live until several months ago.He was told to take 1/2 tablet daily. What would be the medication in USA equivalent to Coveram?
Thank you XXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern I would explain that there is a similar combination of perindopril/ amlodipine in the USA called Prestalia.

But the doses are a little different.

You can find it in these form doses:.
-3.5mg/2.5mg
- 7mg/5mg
-14mg/10mg


So instead of half of a tablet 10/5mg you can try 1 tablet 3.5/2.5mg of Prestalia.

I know that the dose of perindopril is lower in this combination, but you can adjust the dose based on his blood pressure. If his blood pressure is above 135/85 mmHg with this dose, you can try two tablets or 1 tablet 7mg/5mg.

Hope to have been helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Thank you very much XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
You are welcome!

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXXXXX

I am glad to have been helpful to you and your husband!

Best wishes,

Dr. Iliri
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest an alternate medicine for Coveram taken for HTN

Brief Answer: I would explain as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello! Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM! Regarding your concern I would explain that there is a similar combination of perindopril/ amlodipine in the USA called Prestalia. But the doses are a little different. You can find it in these form doses:. -3.5mg/2.5mg - 7mg/5mg -14mg/10mg So instead of half of a tablet 10/5mg you can try 1 tablet 3.5/2.5mg of Prestalia. I know that the dose of perindopril is lower in this combination, but you can adjust the dose based on his blood pressure. If his blood pressure is above 135/85 mmHg with this dose, you can try two tablets or 1 tablet 7mg/5mg. Hope to have been helpful! Kind regards, Dr. Iliri