Aceon
Alternatives

(perindopril)

Aceon (perindopril)

Prescription only

Avapro (irbesartan)

Prescription only
1 of 9 alternatives
Lowers blood pressure.

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

Lowers blood pressure.

Avapro (irbesartan) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects your kidneys and has few side effects.

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.
  • Avapro (irbesartan) lowers your risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • It works similar to ACE inhibitors (like lisinopril), but it doesn't have the same side effects like coughing and facial swelling.
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • It's recommended for people with heart failure since it lowers the risk of death and further damage to your heart.
  • Available in generic, and available with hydrochlorothiazide as a combination tablet.
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.
  • You'll need to get yearly blood tests while taking Avapro (irbesartan) to see how it is affecting your body.
  • It's not safe to use Avapro (irbesartan) if you're pregnant.
  • Avapro (irbesartan) can cause the level of potassium in your blood to go up.
  • You'll need to get medical help if you notice any unusual swelling around your head and neck.
  • Can't be used in children under 18.
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Side effects
The Aceon (perindopril) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Avapro (irbesartan) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Harm to fetus

    Women of childbearing age

  • Cough

    History of ACE inhibitor induced cough

  • Swelling of face and head

    African descent

  • High potassium

    Current kidney problems

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Worsening kidney problems

    History of kidney problems

  • Low blood pressure

    Taking with alcohol

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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  • Birth defects

    Women of childbearing age

  • Worsening kidney problems

    History of kidney problems

  • Swelling in the face and head

    African descent

  • High potassium levels

    Current kidney problems

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Lightheadedness & dizziness

    Taking with alcohol

    ...and 3 more risk factors

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