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Aceon

(Perindopril)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic available
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Lowers blood pressure.

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Aceon (Perindopril) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function.

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Upsides

  • A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people.
  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or who have mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • Recommended for anyone with heart failure since it lowers the risk of death and further damage to your heart.

Downsides

  • Up to 1 in 10 people can get a dry cough with this class of medicine. It ranges from a mild tickle in the throat to a persistent hacking cough.
  • Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
  • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
  • Not always covered by insurance, so it can be expensive.
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Side effect rates for Aceon (Perindopril)

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These are side effects of Aceon (Perindopril) reported to the FDA by people taking it, and by doctors and pharmacists.
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Risks and Warnings for Aceon (Perindopril)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Women of childbearing age

    Aceon (Perindopril) can cause birth defects. If you're pregnant or considering having a baby, talk to your doctor about alternative medicines.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Aceon (Perindopril)

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Kidneys and liver
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or who have mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • Check your blood pressure and kidney function one week after starting or changing your dose of Aceon (Perindopril).
  • Requires routine blood tests to check how your kidneys are working.