Bevon Capsule is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It is also used to improve survival after a heart attack. Bevon Capsule belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.
How does Bevon work ?
ACE inhibitors work by relaxing blood vessels and reducing blood pressure. This can reduce the workload on the heart and improve symptoms of heart failure.
Bevon Capsule is available in three strengths:
The usual starting dose is 10 mg daily. Your doctor may increase your dose if needed.
Bevon Capsule can be taken with or without food.
To ensure the best absorption, take Bevon Capsule on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before or 2 hours after a meal.
If you miss a dose of Bevon Capsule, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses of Bevon Capsule at the same time.
If you take too much Bevon Capsule, call your doctor or poison control center right away.
Common side effects of Bevon
Common side effects of Bevon Capsule include:
- upset stomach
- decreased appetite
- weight loss
- increased urination
Bevon Capsule serious side effects
Bevon Capsule may also cause more serious side effects including:
- hypotension (low blood pressure)
- renal impairment
- angioedema (swelling of the face, lips, tongue, throat, arms, or legs)
- anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction)
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Bevon Capsule : medical history disclamer
Before taking Bevon Capsule, tell your doctor if you have, or have ever had:
high blood potassium levels
congestive heart failure
a bleeding or blood clotting disorder
sickle cell disease
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Bevon Capsule is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.
Do not take Bevon Capsule if you are allergic to any ingredient in Bevon Capsule or to other ACE inhibitors.
Do not take Bevon Capsule if you have ever had angioedema.
Do not take Bevon Capsule if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking Bevon Capsule, stop taking Bevon Capsule and call your doctor right away.
It is not known if Bevon Capsule passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not take Bevon Capsule without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not give Bevon Capsule to a child without medical advice.
How should I take Bevon Capsule?
Take Bevon Capsule exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
Take Bevon Capsule on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before or 2 hours after a meal.
To ensure the best absorption, take Bevon Capsule with a full glass (8 ounces) of water.
Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. Your kidney or liver function may also need to be checked.
Call your doctor if you have ongoing vomiting or diarrhea, or if you are sweating more than usual. You can easily become dehydrated while taking Bevon Capsule. This can lead to very low blood pressure, electrolyte disorders, or kidney failure.
Bevon Capsule is only part of a complete program of treatment that may also include diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.
Store Bevon Capsule at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.