Bipreterax is a combination of two active ingredients, perindopril andindapamide.
It is an anti-hypertensive and is used in the treatment of high blood pressure(hypertension).
Bipreterax 5 mg/1.5 mg is prescribed for patients already receiving perindopril 5 mg and indapamide 1.5 mg from separate tablets, these patients may instead receive one tablet of Bipreterax 5 mg/1.5 mg which contains both ingredients.
Perindopril belongs to a class of medicines called ACE inhibitors.
These work by widening the blood vessels, which makes it easier for your heart to pump blood through them.
Indapamide is a diuretic.
Diuretics increase the amount of urine produced by the kidneys.
However, indapamide is different fromother diuretics, as it only causes a slight increase in the amount of urine produced.
Each of the active ingredients reduces blood pressure and they work together to control your blood pressure.
HOW TO USE
Always take Bipreterax 5 mg/1.5 mg exactly as your doctor has told you.
You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The usual dose is one tablet daily.
Take your tablet preferably in the morning and before a meal.
Swallow the tablet with a glass of water.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Pregnancy: You must tell your doctor if you think that you are (or might become) pregnant.