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Aceon

(Perindopril)

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Lowers blood pressure.

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Our pharmacists’ bottom line

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

  • 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.
  • 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 effects 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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What to expect when you take Aceon (Perindopril)

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • Can cause dizziness in the first few days.
  • Check your blood pressure and kidney function one week after starting or changing your dose of Aceon (Perindopril).
  • Tell your doctor about any dizziness, cough, or throat irritation that doesn't go away.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check how your kidneys are working.
  • Don't take it if you're pregnant.

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

Tips from pharmacists and people taking Aceon (Perindopril)

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Kidneys & liver
  • Upsides and downsides from our pharmacists
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or who have mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • Tips from our pharmacists
  • 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.
  • Risks from our pharmacists
  • Aceon (Perindopril) has a risk of making your kidneys not work as well. It's important to get blood work done to check your kidney function before starting Aceon (Perindopril) and at least yearly after.