Perindopril 2mg Tablets

Perindopril Tablets (2mg, 4mg & 8mg)

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Perindopril is a daily treatment for high blood pressure (hypertension). It is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It reduces the heart’s workload by widening blood vessels. Along with hypertension, Perindopril may be prescribed to treat heart failure, or to protect blood vessels following a recent heart attack. Perindopril is available in 2mg, 4mg & 8mg strengths.

Hypertension is a very common condition. In many cases, it doesn’t present with any noticeable symptoms. However, if left untreated, it can lead to serious complications with your heart, kidneys, brain and other organs. This puts the sufferer at increased risk of heart attack, heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. Heart failure occurs when the heart is not functioning properly. This can lead to several problems, including an excess of fluid in the bloodstream. Perindopril will not completely cure high blood pressure or heart failure, but it will keep it under control.

By implementing certain lifestyle changes, you will be able to manage your blood pressure more successfully. It may be required to supplement these changes with a hypertension treatment, such as perindopril. Making simple lifestyle changes can significantly reduce the stress on the heart. These include; reducing the amount of fat and salt in your diet, regular exercise, smoking cessation, and cutting down on alcohol.

The angiotensin-converting enzyme controls the amount of fluid in the bloodstream. It also causes blood vessels to contract; both of these effects increase blood pressure. ACE inhibitors, such as Perindopril block the activity of these enzymes, widening blood vessels and decreasing the total volume within the bloodstream.

In some cases, you may be prescribed Perindopril in combination with other similar medicines. It is important that you continue taking Perindopril until your doctor advises that you stop, even if you feel healthy.

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  • Fast delivery - order before 4pm and receive your treatment as quickly as the next day
  • Free online consultation service with one of our registered GMC doctors
  • Discreet packaging & confidential service - we don't include any branding or pharmacy logo on our packaging meaning you can get your treatment delivered anywhere
  • UK based and GMC UK registered Doctors
  • Only proven prescription medication available
  • Approved by the National Pharmacy Association and Care Quality Commission.

There are some Non-Prescription alternatives to help treat High Blood Pressure including;

  • Eat more fruit, vegetables, and low fat foods
  • Limit salt, sugary drinks and red meats
  • Cut back on saturated and trans fats alongside cholesterol.
  • Try to limit stress
  • Consider alternative therapies such as Acupuncture and meditation.
*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Your recommended dose of Perindopril will vary depending on the nature of your condition and whether you have been prescribed Perindopril on its own or alongside another blood pressure medicine. Always follow your prescription exactly.

Generally, the initial dose will be 4mg per day. Your doctor may adjust this dose depending on your body’s response to the medicine. If you suddenly experience dehydration or a drop in blood pressure when first taking Perindopril, your doctor will likely decrease your dose to 2mg per day.

Swallow the tablet with a sip of water. Take Perindopril on an empty stomach, before breakfast every morning.

If, for any reason, you forget to take a tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is nearly time for your next tablet, skip the dose that you missed. Never double your dose to compensate for a dose that you have missed.

While taking Perindopril, avoid any salt substitutes or food additives containing potassium.

Continue taking Perindopril until your doctor advises that you stop, even if you feel healthy.

Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Perindopril, however, if you do they can include:

Dizziness, headache, lightheadedness, cough, muscular weakness, fatigue, blurred vision, tinnitus, digestive problems (including nausea, stomach pain, diarrhoea, constipation).

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

The active ingredient contained in Perindopril is perindopril tert-butylamine.

Perindopril also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Lactose anhydrous and magnesium stearate.

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

In very rare cases, ACE inhibitors may cause angioedema. Symptoms include swelling of the face or tongue, itching, wheezing or feeling lightheaded. Do not take Perindopril if you have suffered from this complication in the past.

Perindopril is also unsuitable for you if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have been treated with any medicine containing aliskiren (this includes certain diabetes and kidney medicines).

Inform your GP if you:       

  • Have any heart or circulation problems
  • Have liver or kidney problems
  • Are diabetic
  • Are going to undergo surgery or anaesthesia
  • Are going to undergo LDL apheresis
  • Are going to undergo desensitisation treatment for allergies
  • Suffer from a connective tissue disease
  • Are intolerant to certain sugars (such as lactose)
  • Have recently had diarrhoea or vomiting
  • Are taking angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) to lower blood pressure (e.g. valsartan, irbesartan).

Tell your GP or pharmacist if you have taken or plan to take any of the following medicines:

  • Other medicine for high blood pressure (including diuretics or aliskiren)
  • Supplements or salt substitutes which contain potassium
  • Potassium sparing drugs
  • Lithium
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Insulin or other medicines for diabetes
  • Any antidepressants or antipsychotics
  • Immunosuppressant drugs
  • Baclofen
  • Estramustine
  • Trimethoprim
  • Heparin
  • Allopurinol
  • Procainamide
  • Medicines for low blood pressure or asthma
  • Nitrovasodilators
  • Gold salts.

Please read all packaging and the Patient Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

UK ORDERS

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders can be fully tracked in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

REMOTE AREAS

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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