Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Cardiovascular

Aceon

(perindopril)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Cardiovascular
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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.
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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.
  • May be more expensive than other drugs in its class.
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How it works

Aceon (perindopril) is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. By blocking a chemical that usually tightens blood vessels, it makes blood vessels relax. This lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs.

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What to expect when you take Aceon (perindopril) for Coronary artery disease

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Side effect rates for Aceon (perindopril)

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 become pregnant, stop taking Aceon (perindopril) right away and talk to your doctor.

    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
  • 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.
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or who have mild-to-moderate kidney disease.