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Covance 25 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Losartan
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Covance 25 MG Tablet belongs to the angiotensin II receptor antagonists group of drugs. It prevents the blood vessels in your body from narrowing, thus lowering your blood pressure and improving the blood circulation. This medication has the ability to lower the possible risk of a stroke in people suffering from any heart condition. Apart from that, it can also slow down kidney damage among people with type 2 diabetes. You can take this medicine with as well as without food. It can take 3-6 weeks for your blood pressure to come under control after you have started a course of this medication.

Covance 25 MG Tablet is a prescription drug that is available in the form of an oral tablet. There are three main reasons for its usage. Firstly, it is used for the treatment of high blood pressure. The second usage is for reducing the risk of stroke in people, who already have high blood pressure as well as left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). LVH is a condition where the left ventricle (chamber) of the heart thickens as a result of which the heart is unable to pump well. Lastly, Covance 25 MG Tablet is used for treating diabetic nephropathy, a kidney disease caused due to diabetes.

Covance 25 MG Tablet blocks the action of the chemical named angiotension II in the body, which causes the blood vessels to narrow and tighten. This medication helps the blood vessels to relax and eventually widen. It lowers your blood pressure, thus reducing your risk of having a stroke or kidney damage.

The dosage and the form of having Covance 25 MG Tablet depends on your age, severity of your condition, your medical history and also how your body reacts when you take the first dose. If you miss a dose, take it once you realize the missed dose. However, ensure that you do not take two doses at the same time just because you missed the previous one. Overdosing can make you feel dizzy, weak or a pounding heart.

There are some common side effects of Covance 25 MG Tablet that are generally mild and go away in a few days. They include:

  • Stuffy nose
  • Back pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue and dizziness
  • Pain in the chest
  • High/low blood pressure

There are some serious side effects too for consuming Covance 25 MG Tablet. In case you experience any of the following symptoms, you must consult the doctor immediately and seek medical help:

  • If you experience problems in your heart rhythms, a slow heart rate or weakness in the muscles. It could be an indication of high potassium levels in your blood.
  • Symptoms of swelling in the tongue, throat, lips or face; indicating an allergic reaction.
  • Swelling in the ankles, feet, hand or sudden weight gain can be a sign of kidney problem. In case you are suffering from a kidney problem or disease, Covance 25 MG Tablet may worsen the condition.
type diabetes
Covance 25 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Hypertension which is an increase in the blood pressure caused by genetic and environmental factors.
Diabetic Nephropathy
Covance 25 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of diabetic Nephropathy which is a type of kidney disease which occurs due to high blood glucose.
Avoid if you have a known allergy to Covance 25 MG Tablet or any medicine of the same class.
Aliskiren
Use of these medicines is not recommended in the elderly population with diabetes and kidney disease with CrCl less than 60 ml/min.
In addition to its intended effect, Covance 25 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Stomach pain Major Common
Chills Major Common
Difficulty or painful urination Major Common
Fast heartbeat Major Common
Back pain Major Common
Chest tightness Major Rare
Dizziness Major Rare
Weakness in arms, hands, legs or feet Major Rare
Nasal congestion Minor Common
Sore throat Minor Common
Acid or sour stomach Minor Less Common
Heartburn Minor Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
This medicine is excreted largely in faeces and the effect lasts for a duration of approximately 24 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 to 1.5 hours.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendency has been reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Covance 25 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Are there any missed dose instructions?
The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
India
United States
Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Congestive heart failure Moderate
Covance 25 MG Tablet is used with caution in patients with congestive heart failure especially in volume or sodium depletion. Transient hypotension is also not a contraindication to further treatment with AR antagonists, since therapy can usually be reinstated without difficulty after blood pressure stabilizes.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol Moderate
Consumption of alcohol with this medicine will lower the blood pressure and can cause dizziness, headache, changes in heart rate. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if you have these symptoms.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Aliskiren Major
Use of these medicines is not recommended especially in the elderly population with diabetes and kidney disease with CrCl less than 60 ml/min. You experience weakness, confusion, and irregular heartbeat if these medicines are taken together. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function tests are to be performed. An alternate medicine should be considered under the doctor's supervision.
Captopril Major
Use of these medicines is not recommended as it may increase the risk of kidney impairment and low blood pressure. You may experience weakness, confusion, and irregular heartbeat if these medicines are taken together. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function tests are to be performed. An alternate medicine should be considered under the doctor's supervision.
Dexamethasone Moderate
The desired effect of Covance 25 MG Tablet will not obtain if these medicines are taken together. This interaction is more likely to happen if dexamethasone is taken for more than 1 week. Inform the doctor if you have a sudden weight gain, swelling of hands and feet. If coadministration is needed then appropriate dose adjustments are to be made under the doctor's supervision. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function tests are to be performed.
Diclofenac Moderate
The desired effect of Covance 25 MG Tablet will not obtain if these medicines are taken together. The risk of kidney impairment will increase if these medicines are taken together especially in elderly population or having pre-existing kidney disease. Inform the doctor if you have an increased or decreased urination and unexplained weight gain or weight loss. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function tests are to be performed.
Insulin Moderate
The effect of insulin will increase if these medicines are taken together. You may experience dizziness, headache, sweating if these medicines are taken together. Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is needed. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered under the doctor's supervision.
What are you using Covance 25 MG Tablet for?
Hypertension
How much was the improvement?
Poor
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within a day
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Chest tightness
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Popular Questions & Answers

I am diabetic for last ten years. Have blood pressure too. My sugar level is fluctuating between 160 to 240. My age 67. I take TRIOPIL II for sugar and Covance 25 ,both one tab daily. Due to sugar unable to have cataract operated Please suggest remedy.

Dietitian/Nutritionist
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am diabetic for last ten years. Have blood pressure too. My sugar level is fluctuating between 160 to 240. My age 6...
Avoid this tablet to take only jardiance tab before meal. It will control your sugar and HbA1c than you can do your cataract operation if want any suggestion and you can contact me at Lybrate profile online.
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I am 46 my annual report shows HbA1C 6.3:EST GFR 78 Uric acid 4.23:Creatinine serum 1.12.I am taking Riomet OD 1gm daily and Covance 50 twice daily my BP is in range. I am worried about kidney.

DM - Nephrology, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Medicine
Nephrologist, Gurgaon
I am 46 my annual report shows HbA1C 6.3:EST GFR 78 Uric acid 4.23:Creatinine serum 1.12.I am taking Riomet OD 1gm da...
Hi Lybrate user. The estimation of GFR should be done always in consultation with a nephrologist as there are lot of other factors to be taken into account. And the normal values of GFR has a very wide range. Hence do a consult a nephrologist before getting worried unnecessarily. Also do a urine routine to look for protein loss.

I am 80 years old and have BP taking Covance D regularly. Now I have reduced it to three times a week and added one tablet daily of Mukta Vati of Patanjali for the last six months. My BP now is almost constant from 125-135 and 67-79. Should I reduce the medicine or stop it altogether. Kindly advise.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Fellowship in EP
Cardiologist, Delhi
I am 80 years old and have BP taking Covance D regularly. Now I have reduced it to three times a week and added one t...
Keep BP under control. That is the most important. Check BP once every month. Whether ayurvedic or modern is your choice. Active part of mukta vati is reserpine, quite ok medicine. Reserpine was regularly used in modern medicine till 1984, when it got replaced by newer ones. Pharmaceutical companies sometimes encourage Drs to do such changes without good reason.
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Popular Health Tips

Chronic Nephritis - How To Cope With It?

DNB (Nephrology), MD, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
Chronic Nephritis - How To Cope With It?

Chronic nephritis is a type of Glomerulonephritis (GN). In this condition, irritation takes place in the Glomeruli, which are parts in your kidneys comprising tiny blood vessels. These knots of vessels filter your blood and remove excess fluids from the body. In case your glomeruli are harmed, your kidneys will quit working properly and you can suffer from kidney failure. It is a very serious illness that can be life threatening and requires immediate medical intervention.

The condition is also called nephritis. There can be both acute and chronic nephritis. The chronic type of GN can take several years to develop with almost no obvious symptoms. This can cause irreversible harm to your kidneys and also prompt complete kidney failure.

Causes and risks:
A hereditary condition can once in a while cause chronic nephritis. It happens in young men with poor vision and poor hearing. Persistent and untreated conditions may also bring about chronic nephritis. A history of cancer in the family may likewise put you at danger. Having acute nephritis may make you more prone to build up chronic nephritis later on. Being exposed to some hydrocarbon solvents may build the danger of chronic nephritis. Chronic nephritis does not generally have a clear-cut cause. About 25% of individuals with this condition have no history of kidney diseases.

Symptoms:
A few symptoms of chronic nephritis include:

  1. Blood or abundance protein in your urine
  2. Hypertension
  3. Swelling in lower legs
  4. Continuous urination during evenings
  5. Bubbly or frothy urine (from abundance protein)
  6. Stomach pain
  7. Continuous nosebleeds


Treatment:
Depending upon the symptoms of the problem, the treatment might be distinctive. Some of the ways it can be dealt with are:

  • Controlling hypertension, particularly if that is the hidden cause for the problem. Circulatory strain might be difficult to control when your kidneys are not working properly. If so, your specialist may prescribe pulse medicines, including angiotensin-changing over catalyst inhibitors. Some of these medicines include Captopril, Lisinopril and Perindopril.
  • Your specialist may likewise recommend angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). Some of these may include Losartan, Irbesartan and Valsartan.
  • Another technique to reduce immune-triggered aggravation is plasmapheresis. This procedure expels the liquid part of the blood (plasma) and replaces it with intravenous (IV) liquids or donated plasma (without any antibodies).

For chronic GN, you will have to decrease the level of protein, salt and potassium in your diet. Also, you should observe the amount of fluid you drink. Calcium supplements might be suggested and you may need to take diuretics to lessen swelling. Not surprisingly, check with your general physician or kidney specialist for rules about dietary restrictions or food. In case your condition worsens and causes kidney failure, you may need dialysis. This is a technique where a machine filters your blood. In the end, you may require a kidney transplant. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Nephrologist.

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About Covance 25 MG Tablet
When is Covance 25 MG Tablet prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Covance 25 MG Tablet?
What are the side effects of Covance 25 MG Tablet?
Key highlights of Covance 25 MG Tablet
What are the substitutes for Covance 25 MG Tablet?
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Where is the Covance 25 MG Tablet approved?
What are the interactions for Covance 25 MG Tablet?