The name of your medicine is IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25. The medicine contains the active ingredients perindopril erbumine and indapamide hemihydrate. Perindopril belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. Indapamide belongs to a group of medicines called chlorosulphamoyl diuretics.
You have been prescribed IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 for high blood pressure.
IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 is addictive.
Everyone has blood pressure. This pressure helps to circulate blood all around the body. Your blood pressure may be different at different times of the day, depending on how busy or stressed you are. You have high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) when your blood pressure stays higher than is needed, even when you are calm and relaxed.
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.
IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 helps to lower your blood pressure.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 has been prescribed for you.
There are some people who should not take IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25. Please read the lists below. If you think any of these situations apply to you, or you have any questions, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, including medicines that you buy without a prescription from a pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.
Taking IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 may change the effect of some medicines, and some medicines may affect how well IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 works. You may need different amounts of your medication or to take different medicines. The medicines that may interact with IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 include the following:
Your doctor or pharmacist has more information on medicines to be careful with or avoid while taking IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25.
Follow all directions given to you by your doctor and pharmacist carefully.
If you do not understand the instructions on the label, ask your doctor or pharmacist for help.
Your doctor will select a dose when they prescribe IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 for you. The usual dose is one tablet once daily.
Swallow your tablet(s) with water, preferably in the morning.
IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 can help to control your blood pressure but cannot cure this condition. IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 treatment is usually for life - so you should keep taking the tablets regularly unless advised otherwise by your doctor.
Do not try to make up for missed doses by taking more than one dose at a time.
Taking too much IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 (an overdose) may cause low blood pressure (also known as hypotension).
The most likely effect in case of overdose is low blood pressure which can make you feel dizzy or faint. If this happens, lying down with the legs elevated can help.
Other effects like sickness, cramps, sleepiness, confusion, kidney problems, salt and water disturbances are possible. You may require urgent medical attention.
If you think that you or anyone else may have taken too much IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 then act immediately:
Take IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 exactly as your doctor has prescribed. Otherwise you may not get the benefits from treatment. Tell all doctors, dentists and pharmacists who are involved with your treatment that you are taking IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25.
Make sure you drink enough water during exercise and hot weather especially if you sweat a lot. This will help you avoid any dizziness or light-headedness caused by a sudden drop in blood pressure.
Tell your doctor straight away if you have excessive vomiting or diarrhoea while taking IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25
Do not give this medicine to anyone else, even they have the same condition as you.
Do not use IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 to treat any other complaints unless your doctor tells you to.
Do not stop taking IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 or change the dose, without checking with your doctor.
Be careful when driving or operating machinery until you know how IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 affects you.
You may feel light-headed or dizzy when you begin to take IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25. This is because your blood pressure is falling. If you have these symptoms when standing up or getting out of bed then getting up more slowly can help. This allows your body to get used to the change in position and blood pressure.
If you have these symptoms and they don't get better in a short time then talk to your doctor.
If you do not feel well while you are taking IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 then tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible.
All medicines can have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not.
IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 helps most people with high blood pressure, but it may sometimes have unwanted side effects. These can include:
Most of these side effects are mild when they occur. Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side effects. You may not experience any of them. However, if you do, or if you notice anything else that is making you feel unwell, you should consult your doctor or pharmacist.
If any of the signs below occur then tell your doctor immediately or go to the Accident and Emergency department at your nearest hospital. These side effects are extremely rare but can become serious.
Keep your IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 tablets where children cannot reach them. A locked cupboard at least one-and-a-half metres above the ground is a good place to store medicines.
Keep your tablets in the pack until it is time to take them. IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 will not keep as well outside its blister packaging.
Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines. Keep them in a cool, dry place where the temperature 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.
If your doctor tells you to stop taking IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25, or the tablets have passed their expiry date, return any leftover tablets to your pharmacist for disposal.
IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 tablets are white and rod shaped.
IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 tablets come in a blister strip. Each box contains 30 tablets.
Each tablet of IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 contains 4mg of perindopril erbumine and 1.25mg of indapamide hemihydrate as active ingredients.
The inactive ingredients in IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 tablets include microcrystalline cellulose, lactose, magnesium stearate, and colloidal anhydrous silica.
The tablets are gluten free.
IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 is distributed in Australia by:
Sandoz Pty Ltd
ABN 60 075 449 553
19 Harris Street
Pyrmont NSW 2009
IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25 is registered on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods. Australian Register Number: AUST R 94527