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Pontex 8 mg. / 10 mg. 30 tablets

Pontex is prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension) and / or treatment of stable coronary artery disease (a condition where the blood supply to the heart is reduced or blocked).

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Pontex 8 mg. / 10 mg. 30 tablets

What is Pontex and what it is used for

Pontex is prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension) and / or treatment of stable coronary artery disease (a condition where the blood supply to the heart is reduced or blocked).

Patients who previously received perindopril and amlodipine in separate tablets may instead receive one Pontx tablet containing both ingredients.

2. What you need to know before you take Pontex

Do not take Pontex:

If you are allergic to perindopril or any other ACE inhibitor, or to amlodipine or any other calcium antagonist or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6);
If you have had symptoms such as wheezing, swelling of the face or tongue, severe itching or skin rash in previous ACE inhibitor treatment, or any member of your family had such symptoms under other circumstances (a condition called angioedema);
If you are pregnant after the third month (it is also good to avoid having a pregnancy premature pregnancy - see section "Pregnancy");
In cardiogenic shock (when the heart can not pump the blood sufficiently effectively in the body) and aortic stenosis (narrowing of the main blood vessel of the heart) or unstable angina (chest pain at rest);
If you have severe low blood pressure (severe hypotension);
If you have heart failure after a heart attack (the heart fails to pump the blood efficiently and as a result, there is a lack of air or peripheral edema like swelling of the feet or ankles);
If you are taking a medicine called aliskiren (used for high blood pressure) and you have diabetes or kidney problems.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor before taking Pontx
• If you have the disease, vascular collagenosis (connective tissue disease), such as systemic lupus erythematosus or scleroderma;
• If you have aortic stenosis (narrowing of the main blood vessel that comes out of your heart)
• If you have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease) or renal artery stenosis (narrowing of the artery that supplies the kidney with blood);
• If you have any other heart problems;
• If you suffer from impaired hepatic function;
• If you have kidney problems or if you have dialysis;
• If you are on a diet with a limited amount of salt or using salt substitutes that contain potassium (a well-balanced blood potassium level is important);
• If you have diabetes;
• If you are taking lithium or potassium-sparing diuretics (eg spironolactone, triamterene), as their use with Pontx should be avoided (see section "Other medicines and Pontx");
• If you are taking any of the following medicines used to treat high blood pressure:
- Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB), also known as sartans - for example valsartan, telmisartan, irbesartan), especially if you have kidney problems associated with diabetes;
- Aliskiren.
Your doctor may periodically check your kidney function, blood pressure and the amount of electrolytes (eg potassium) in your blood.

See also "Do not take a Pontex".

In rare cases, some patients may experience severe allergic reactions after taking ACE inhibitors such as perindopril. Such reactions are more common in black patients and appear as a rash accompanied by itchy and / or swollen face, lips, tongue and throat (a condition known as angioedema). Severe allergic reactions can also affect the intestine and cause abdominal pain (with or without nausea and vomiting). This condition is known as intestinal angioedema.

You should tell your doctor if you think you are pregnant (or you may become pregnant). Pontx is not recommended in early pregnancy and should not be taken after the third month of pregnancy, as it can cause serious harm to the fetus if used at this stage (see pregnancy point).

Pontex may be less effective in lowering blood pressure in black patients.

If you have a dry cough that lasts for a long time, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

When you are taking Porex, you should tell your doctor or health care professional if:

You will have general anesthesia and / or undergo a major surgery;
You have recently had diarrhea or vomiting;
You should undergo LDL apheresis (removing body cholesterol from the body);
You are going to have desensitization treatment to reduce the effects of allergy to bee or axle sting.
Children and adolescents
Pontex is not recommended for use in children and adolescents.

Other medicines and Pontex
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.

You should avoid taking Simplex with:
- Lithium (used to treat mania or depression);
- Estramustine (used to treat cancer);
- potassium-sparing diuretics (spironolactone, triamterene), mild
Breastfeeding
Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding or intend to start breast-feeding. Ponthex is not recommended for nursing mothers and your doctor should choose another treatment for you if you want to breast-feed, especially when your baby is newborn or premature.

Driving and using machines
Pontx does not affect the ability to drive, but you may experience dizziness or weakness due to low blood pressure, which could affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

You should not drive or operate machinery until you understand how your Pontx is affected.

3. How to take Pontx

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water, preferably at the same time each day, in the morning before a meal. Your doctor will determine the dose best suited to you. This is usually one tablet a day.

Pontx is usually prescribed to patients who are already taking perindopril and amlodipine in separate tablets.

If you take more than the required dose of Pontx
If you inadvertently take too many tablets, call the emergency room immediately at your nearest hospital or your doctor. The most likely effect of overdose is low blood pressure, which may cause dizziness or loss of consciousness. If this happens, it can help to take up a horizontal position with raised lower limbs.

If you forget to take a Pontx
It is important to take your medicine every day, as regular treatment works better. However, if you forget to take a dose of Pontx, take the next dose at the usual time. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

If you stop taking Pontx
Since treatment with Pontx is usually long, you should consult your doctor before stopping taking the tablets.

If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.

If you get any of the following side effects, stop taking this medicine immediately and call your doctor right away:
- Symptoms of allergic reactions such as swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat, difficulty in breathing;
- Severe dizziness or fainting;
- Abnormally fast or uneven heartbeat

Other side effects are:

Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
Drowsiness, dizziness, headache, numbness of the limbs, dizziness, visual disturbances, tinnitus, palpitations (very rapid heart beat), redness (sensation of heat or heat on the face), loss of balance due to low blood pressure, , cough, abdominal pain, nausea (feeling sick), vomiting, taste disturbances, dyspepsia or difficulty in digestion, diarrhea, constipation, allergic reactions (such as skin rashes, pruritus), muscle cramps, or ankles).

Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
Skin rash (urticaria), increased or decreased weight, mood swings, sleep disturbances, shaking, loss of pain, syncope (temporary loss of consciousness), rhinitis (nose obstruction or runny nose), bronchospasm (chest tightness, dry mouth, angioedema (symptoms such as wheezing, swelling of the face or tongue), hair loss, red or colorless plaques on the skin, increased sweating, back pain, muscle or joint pain, urinary incontinence, increased need to urinate at night, kidney problems, impotence, breast enlargement in men, chest pain, pain, general malaise.

Rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people):
Elevated liver function tests (which may indicate liver damage), including elevated levels of bilirubin in the blood (which, in its severe form, causes yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes).

Very rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people):
Increased blood sugar (hyperglycaemia), cardiovascular disorders (irregular heartbeat, angina and stroke), eosinophilic pneumonia (a rare type of pneumonia), multiple erythema (a skin rash often starting with red spots on the face, arms or legs) , renal insufficiency (symptoms may be low back pain and difficulty urinating), blood disorders, pancreas abnormalities, stomach, abnormal liver function, pathologically increased muscle tone, peripheral neuropathy not causing loss of sensation, pain, inability to control muscles), confusion, vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels of the skin
How to Store a Pontex

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

AL / AL blisters: Store in the original package in order to protect from light.

High density polypropylene bottle (HDPE): Store below 30 ° C. Store in the original package in order to protect from light.

Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

Do not dispose of medicines in the sewage system or in the household waste container. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6. Package Contents and Additional Information

What contains Pontex
- The active substances are: tert-butylamine perindopril and amlodipine (as amlodipine besylate).

Pontx 4 mg / 5 mg tablets
Each tablet contains 4 mg perindopril tert-butylamine, equivalent to 3.338 mg perindopril and 5 mg amlodipine, as 6.94 mg amlodipine besylate.

Pontex 8 mg / 5 mg tablets
Each tablet contains 8 mg perindopril tert-butylamine, equivalent to 6.676 mg perindopril and 5 mg amlodipine, as 6.94 mg amlodipine besylate.

Pontex 4 mg / 10 mg tablets
Each tablet contains 4 mg of perindopril tert-butylamine equivalent to 3.338 mg of perindopril and 10 mg of amlodipine, such as 13.88 mg of amlodipine besylate.

Pontex 8 mg / 10 mg tablets
Each tablet contains 8 mg of perindopril tert-butylamine, equivalent to 6.676 mg perindopril and 10 mg amlodipine, as 13.88 mg of amlodipine besylate.

The other ingredients (excipients) are:

Sodium Starch Glycolate (Type A);
Glycerol dibehenate;
Calcium hydrogen phosphate, anhydrous;
Trehalose dihydrate;
Cellulose microcrystalline;
Magnesium oxide, light;
Crospovidone;
Magnesium stearate.
What does Pontx look like and what the package contains

Pontex 4 mg / 5 mg tablets are white to off-white, elliptical, biconvex, measuring 5 mm x 9 mm and "4 | 5" on one side.

PONTEX 4 mg / 10 mg tablets are white to off-white, rectangular, biconvex, 8 mm (long) and "4 | 10" on one side












 

 

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Pontex 8 mg. / 10 mg. 30 tablets

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Pontex is prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension) and / or treatment of stable coronary artery disease (a condition where the blood supply to the heart is reduced or blocked).

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