Aceon

(perindopril)

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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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Quick facts about Aceon
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (perindopril)

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.

Quick facts about Aceon
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (perindopril)
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What to expect when you take Aceon (perindopril) for Coronary artery disease

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  • Possible side effects
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Kidney problems
  • High potassium levels
  • Cough
  • Unusual swelling
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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

Pharmacist Q&A

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Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats coronary artery disease.

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats coronary artery disease.

Common concerns from people taking Aceon (perindopril)

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Pregnancy

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.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
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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.