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(Perindopril)

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Compare Aceon (Perindopril) to alternatives

These medications are comparable to Aceon (Perindopril) or used for similar purposes.

Aceon
(Perindopril)

Avapro
(Irbesartan)

Atacand
(Candesartan)

Cozaar
(Losartan)

Zestril
(Lisinopril)

Vasotec
(Enalapril)

Benicar
(Olmesartan)

Diovan
(Valsartan)

Altace
(Ramipril)

Lotensin
(Benazepril)

Lowers blood pressure. Aceon (Perindopril) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function.Coming soon.Lowers blood pressure. Atacand (Candesartan) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function just like ACE inhibitors, but has fewer side effects.Lowers blood pressure. Cozaar (Losartan) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function like an ACE inhibitor, but with fewer side effects.Lowers blood pressure. Zestril (Lisinopril) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function.Lowers blood pressure. Enalapril is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function.Lowers blood pressure. Benicar (Olmesartan) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function like an ACE inhibitor, but with fewer side effects.Lowers blood pressure. Diovan (Valsartan) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function like an ACE inhibitor, but with fewer side effects.Lowers blood pressure. Altace (Ramipril) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function. Easy to use if you can't swallow whole capsules.Lowers blood pressure. Benazepril is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function.
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Have you used Aceon (Perindopril)?
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Have you used Avapro (Irbesartan)?
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Reviews for Cozaar (Losartan)
57%
43% vs. Aceon (Perindopril)
47%
3% vs. Aceon (Perindopril)
16%
16% vs. Aceon (Perindopril)
524 reviews
Have you used Cozaar (Losartan)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Zestril (Lisinopril)
61%
39% vs. Aceon (Perindopril)
51%
+1% vs. Aceon (Perindopril)
13%
13% vs. Aceon (Perindopril)
676 reviews
Have you used Zestril (Lisinopril)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Vasotec (Enalapril)
44%
56% vs. Aceon (Perindopril)
40%
10% vs. Aceon (Perindopril)
21%
21% vs. Aceon (Perindopril)
Have you used Vasotec (Enalapril)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Benicar (Olmesartan)
66%
34% vs. Aceon (Perindopril)
63%
+13% vs. Aceon (Perindopril)
13%
13% vs. Aceon (Perindopril)
109 reviews
Have you used Benicar (Olmesartan)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Diovan (Valsartan)
65%
35% vs. Aceon (Perindopril)
54%
+4% vs. Aceon (Perindopril)
15%
15% vs. Aceon (Perindopril)
427 reviews
Have you used Diovan (Valsartan)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it

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Have you used Altace (Ramipril)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Lotensin (Benazepril)
63%
37% vs. Aceon (Perindopril)
63%
+13% vs. Aceon (Perindopril)
21%
21% vs. Aceon (Perindopril)
Have you used Lotensin (Benazepril)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Side effects
AceonAvaproAtacandLosartanLisinoprilEnalaprilBenicarDiovanAltaceBenazepril

We haven’t found good data for Aceon side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Aceon »

We haven’t found good data for Avapro side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Avapro »

We haven’t found good data for Atacand side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Atacand »
  • Urinary tract infection 6%
  • Diarrhea 5%
  • Low blood sugar 4%
  • Low blood pressure 4%
  • Muscle weakness/fatiguea/fatigue 4%
  • Hyperkalemia 4%
  • Chest pain 4%
  • Low red blood cells 3%
  • Muscular weakness 3%
  • Orthostatic hypotension 3%
More Losartan side effects »
  • Dizziness 7%
  • Headache 4%
  • Cough 3%
  • Diarrhea 2%
  • Chest pain 2%
  • Fatigue 2%
  • Upper respiratory infection 1%
More Lisinopril side effects »
  • Diarrhea 1%
  • Vertigo 1%
More Enalapril side effects »
  • Dizziness 2%
More Benicar side effects »
  • Dizziness 8%
  • Low blood pressure 5%
  • Diarrhea 1%
  • High blood potassium 1%
  • Dizziness, postural 1%
  • Abdominal pain 1%
  • Positional low blood pressuren, postural 1%
  • Cough 1%
  • Back pain 1%
  • Joint pain 1%
More Diovan side effects »
  • Low blood pressure 6%
  • Cough 5%
  • Cough increased 4%
  • Dizziness 1%
  • Nausea 1%
  • Fainting 1%
  • Positional low blood pressure 1%
  • Fatigue 1%
  • Vomiting 1%
  • Vertigo 1%
More Altace side effects »
  • Dizziness 2%
  • Headache 2%
More Benazepril side effects »
How it works
AceonAvaproAtacandLosartanLisinoprilEnalaprilBenicarDiovanAltaceBenazepril
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.Coming soon.Atacand (Candesartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). 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.Cozaar (Losartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It blocks a chemical that tightens blood vessels. This makes blood vessels relax, which lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs.Zestril (Lisinopril) is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It blocks a chemical that tightens blood vessels. This makes blood vessels relax, which lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs.Enalapril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It blocks a chemical that tightens blood vessels. This makes blood vessels relax, which lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs.Benicar (Olmesartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It blocks a chemical that tightens blood vessels. This makes blood vessels relax, which lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs.Diovan (Valsartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It blocks a chemical that tightens blood vessels. This makes blood vessels relax, which lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs.Altace (Ramipril) 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.Benazepril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It blocks a chemical that tightens blood vessels. This makes blood vessels relax, which lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs.
Type of medication
AceonAvaproAtacandLosartanLisinoprilEnalaprilBenicarDiovanAltaceBenazepril
Antihypertensive
ACE inhibitor
Prescription only
Coming soon.
Antihypertensive
Angiotensin receptor blocker
Prescription only
Antihypertensive
Angiotensin receptor blocker
Prescription only
Antihypertensive
ACE inhibitor
Prescription only
Antihypertensive
ACE inhibitor
Prescription only
Antihypertensive
Angiotensin receptor blocker
Prescription only
Antihypertensive
Angiotensin receptor blocker
Prescription only
Antihypertensive
ACE inhibitor
Prescription only
Antihypertensive
ACE inhibitor
Prescription only
Available as
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AceonAvaproAtacandLosartanLisinoprilEnalaprilBenicarDiovanAltaceBenazepril
  • Diabetic nephropathy Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
AceonAvaproAtacandLosartanLisinoprilEnalaprilBenicarDiovanAltaceBenazepril
  • Women of childbearing age
  • History of ACE inhibitor induced cough
  • African descent
  • Current kidney problems
  • Medicine that increase potassium
  • Use of salt substitute
  • History of kidney problems
Detailed Aceon (Perindopril) risks & warnings »
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Pregnancy category
AceonAvaproAtacandLosartanLisinoprilEnalaprilBenicarDiovanAltaceBenazepril
DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

See the FDA package insert
DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

See the FDA package insert
DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

See the FDA package insert
DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

See the FDA package insert
DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

See the FDA package insert
DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

See the FDA package insert
DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

See the FDA package insert
DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

See the FDA package insert
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.
  • 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.
No specific kidneys and liver related info.
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • Get your blood pressure, potassium, and kidney function checked 1 week after starting the medicine, then routinely after.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check how your kidneys are working.
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
Upsides and benefits
AceonAvaproAtacandLosartanLisinoprilEnalaprilBenicarDiovanAltaceBenazepril
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or who have mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
Coming soon.
  • Works similar to ACE inhibitors (like lisinopril), but doesn't have the same side effects like cough and swelling.
  • Similar to ACE inhibitors (like Lisinopril), with fewer side effects like cough and swelling.
    • The only ACE inhibitor that doctors can give through an IV if that's needed.
    • Similar to ACE inhibitors (like Lisinopril), with fewer side effects like cough and swelling.
    • Similar to ACE inhibitors (like Lisinopril), with fewer side effects like cough and swelling.
    • The only ACE inhibitor that comes in a capsule that you can sprinkle in applesauce or water.
      Downsides and risks
      AceonAvaproAtacandLosartanLisinoprilEnalaprilBenicarDiovanAltaceBenazepril
      • 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.
      • Not always covered by insurance, so it can be expensive.
      Coming soon.
      • Not always covered by insurance, so it can be expensive.
        • Up to 1 in 10 people can get a dry cough with this medicine. It ranges from a mild tickle in the throat to a persistent hacking cough.
        • Compared to other ACE inhibitors, less flexible on when you take it. Enalapril needs to be taken multiple times a day on an empty stomach.
        • Up to 1 in 10 people can get a dry cough with this medicine. It ranges from a mild tickle in the throat to a persistent hacking cough.
        • Not available in less expensive generic form.
          • Up to 1 and 10 people can get a dry cough with this medicine. It ranges from a mild tickle in the throat to a persistent hacking cough.
          • Up to 1 in 10 people can get a dry cough with this medicine. It ranges from a mild tickle in the throat to a persistent hacking cough.
          Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
          AceonAvaproAtacandLosartanLisinoprilEnalaprilBenicarDiovanAltaceBenazepril
          • 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.
          Coming soon.
          • Get your blood pressure, potassium, and kidney function checked 1 week after starting the medicine, then routinely after.
          • Tell your doctor about any dizziness or muscle weakness that doesn't go away.
          • Get immediate medical help if you notice any swelling, especially around your head and neck.
                    • Don't take if you are pregnant.
                    • Requires routine blood tests to check how your kidneys are working.
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                      More about AceonSide effectsReviews & ratingsAlternativesFDA package insert
                      Have you used Aceon (Perindopril)?
                      Worth itNot sureNot worth it
                      More about AvaproSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
                      Have you used Avapro (Irbesartan)?
                      Worth itNot sureNot worth it
                      More about AtacandSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
                      Have you used Atacand (Candesartan)?
                      Worth itNot sureNot worth it
                      More about LosartanSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
                      Have you used Cozaar (Losartan)?
                      Worth itNot sureNot worth it
                      More about LisinoprilSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
                      Have you used Zestril (Lisinopril)?
                      Worth itNot sureNot worth it
                      More about EnalaprilSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
                      Have you used Vasotec (Enalapril)?
                      Worth itNot sureNot worth it
                      More about BenicarSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
                      Have you used Benicar (Olmesartan)?
                      Worth itNot sureNot worth it
                      More about DiovanSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
                      Have you used Diovan (Valsartan)?
                      Worth itNot sureNot worth it
                      More about AltaceSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
                      Have you used Altace (Ramipril)?
                      Worth itNot sureNot worth it
                      More about BenazeprilSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
                      Have you used Lotensin (Benazepril)?
                      Worth itNot sureNot worth it