Coversyl® belongs to a group of medications known as ACE inhibitors. They help control blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels in your body. They do this by blocking the effects of a specific chemical in the body that causes blood vessels to narrow. More relaxed or widened blood vessels allow blood to flow through your body more easily. Easier blood flow also means that your heart doesn't have to work as hard.
All medications have both common (generic) and brand names. The brand name is what a specific manufacturer calls the product (e.g., Tylenol®). The common name is the medical name for the medication (e.g., acetaminophen). A medication may have many brand names, but only one common name. This article lists medications by their common names. For information on a given medication, check our Drug Information database. For more information on brand names, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.
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