Compare Aceon vs. nimodipine

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Aceon (perindopril)

Prescription only

Nymalize (nimodipine)

Prescription only
Lowers blood pressure.

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

Helps with recovery after an episode of bleeding in the brain.

Nymalize (nimodipine) acts specifically on the blood vessels of the brain to reduce long-term damage from brain bleed, but is expensive.

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.
  • Available in a liquid formulation if you have difficulty swallowing a pill.
  • Treatment is short-term, for 21 days only.
  • Safe to use even if you have kidney or liver problems.
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.
  • Needs to be taken several times in a day, usually every four hours.
  • Not a good option for elderly because it lowers blood pressure and causes constipation.
  • Inteacts with a lot of other medications, especially for the treatment of HIV.
  • Available in a generic verison, but is still expensive.
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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Liquid
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Side effects
The Aceon (perindopril) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Nymalize (nimodipine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • 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
    • Taking other medicines that increase potassium
    • Use of salt substitutes
  • Worsening kidney problems
    • History of kidney problems
  • Low blood pressure
    • Taking with alcohol
    • Taking other medicines that lower your blood pressure
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  • Life-threatening low blood pressure
  • Monitoring of blood pressure
    • Using other medicines that lower blood pressure such as diuretics and beta-blockers
  • Interactions with other medicines
    • Taking other medicines that interact with Nymalize (nimodipine)
  • Liver disease
    • Liver disease
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