Perindopril

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Perindopril
Perindopril.svg
Systematic (IUPAC) name
(2S,3aS,7aS)-1-[(2S)-2-{[(2S)-1-ethoxy-1-oxopentan-2-yl]amino}propanoyl]-octahydro-1H-indole-2-carboxylic acid
Clinical data
Trade namesCoversyl, Coversum, Preterax, Aceon
AHFS/Drugs.commonograph
MedlinePlusa602017
Pregnancy cat.D (US)
Legal status-only (US)
RoutesOral
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability24%
Protein binding20%
MetabolismRenal
Half-life1–17 hours for perindoprilat (active metabolite)
Identifiers
CAS number82834-16-0 N
ATC codeC09AA04
C09BA04 (with diuretics)
C09BB04 (with amlodipine)
PubChemCID 107807
DrugBankDB00790
ChemSpider96956 YesY
UNII1964X464OJ N
KEGGD03753 YesY
ChEBICHEBI:8024 YesY
ChEMBLCHEMBL1581 YesY
Chemical data
FormulaC19H32N2O5 
Mol. mass368.468 g/mol
 N (what is this?)  (verify)
 
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Perindopril
Perindopril.svg
Systematic (IUPAC) name
(2S,3aS,7aS)-1-[(2S)-2-{[(2S)-1-ethoxy-1-oxopentan-2-yl]amino}propanoyl]-octahydro-1H-indole-2-carboxylic acid
Clinical data
Trade namesCoversyl, Coversum, Preterax, Aceon
AHFS/Drugs.commonograph
MedlinePlusa602017
Pregnancy cat.D (US)
Legal status-only (US)
RoutesOral
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability24%
Protein binding20%
MetabolismRenal
Half-life1–17 hours for perindoprilat (active metabolite)
Identifiers
CAS number82834-16-0 N
ATC codeC09AA04
C09BA04 (with diuretics)
C09BB04 (with amlodipine)
PubChemCID 107807
DrugBankDB00790
ChemSpider96956 YesY
UNII1964X464OJ N
KEGGD03753 YesY
ChEBICHEBI:8024 YesY
ChEMBLCHEMBL1581 YesY
Chemical data
FormulaC19H32N2O5 
Mol. mass368.468 g/mol
 N (what is this?)  (verify)

Perindopril is a long-acting ACE inhibitor. It is used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure or stable coronary artery disease[1] in form of perindopril arginine (trade names include Coversyl, Coversum) or perindopril erbumine (trade name Aceon). According to the Australian government's Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website, based on data provided to the Australian Department of Health and Aging by the manufacturer, perindopril arginine and perindopril erbumine are therapeutically equivalent and may be interchanged without differences in clinical effect.[2] However the dose prescribed to achieve the same effect will differ due to different molecular weights for the two forms.

Indications[edit]

Dosage and administration[edit]

For Perindopril as treatment for hypertension, the initiation dose is 5 mg perindopril arginine (or 4 mg perindopril erbumine) once daily, then the dose may be increased to 10 mg perindopril arginine (or 8 mg perindopril erbumine) after 1 month of treatment to improve blood pressure control or in case of concomitant stable coronary artery disease.

The Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial showed the benefits of taking the two drugs Perindopril and Amlodipine together. The 9000 British patients aged 40 to 79 were involved in the five-year trial. Half were given the new drug combination, the rest were given traditional drugs. Perindopril and Amlodipine were found to be so effective that the trial was stopped early so that all patients could receive the combination.[3][4]

For stable coronary artery disease[edit]

A starting dose of 4 mg for two weeks is recommended, then uptitration to 8 mg once daily, depending on acceptability.

Congestive heart disease[edit]

Coversyl (perindopril) should be started under close medical supervision at a starting dose of 2 mg. This may be increased to 4 mg once blood pressure acceptability has been demonstrated.

Elderly patients should start treatment at 2 mg daily (2.5 mg daily of perindopril arginine in Australia).

Contraindications[edit]

Precautions[edit]

Side effects[edit]

Rare and mild, usually at the start of treatment.

Less often

Reversible increases in blood urea and creatinine may be observed. Proteinuria has occurred in some patients. Rarely, angioneurotic edema and decreases in hemoglobin, red cells, and platelets have been reported.

Composition[edit]

Each tablet contains 2 mg, 4 mg or 8 mg of the tert-butylamine salt of perindopril. Perindopril is also available under the trade name Coversyl Plus, containing 4 mg of perindopril combined with 1.25 mg indapamide.

In Australia, each tablet contains 2.5 mg, 5 mg or 10 mg of perindopril arginine. Perindopril is also available under the trade name Coversyl Plus, containing 5 mg of perindopril arginine combined with 1.25 mg indapamide and Coversyl Plus LD, containing 2.5 mg of perindopril arginine combined with 0.625 mg indapamide.

The efficacy and tolerability of a fixed-dose combination of 4 mg perindopril and 5 mg amlodipine, a calcium channel antagonist, has been confirmed in a prospective, observational multicenter trial of 1,250 hypertensive patients.[5] A preparation of the two drugs is available commercially as Coveram.

Presentation[edit]

Packs of 30 tablets of Coversyl (perindopril) 2.5 mg. Packs of 30 tablets of Coversyl (perindopril) 5 mg (scored). Packs of 30 tablets of Coversyl (perindopril) 10 mg.

Also available under the brand names:

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. "Consumer Medicine Information, GenRx Perindopril". Clinical Resources, Medicine information for health professionals. 
  2. ^ Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (2008). "PBS For Health Professionals". Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Retrieved 2008-09-04. 
  3. ^ Charlotte Harding (2005). "What you need to know about the new wonder drug cocktail for high blood pressure...". JADN Repository. Retrieved 2007-07-01. 
  4. ^ Linda Brookes (2003). "ASCOT: Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial -- Results From The Lipid-Lowering Arm". Medscape Today. Retrieved 2007-07-01. 
  5. ^ Bahl VK, Jadhav UM, Thacker HP. Management of Hypertension with the Fixed Combination of Perindopril and Amlodipine in Daily Clinical Practice: Results from the STRONG Prospective, Observational, Multicenter Study. American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs May 22, 2009; 9 (3): 135-42 Link text

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