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Generic name: Perindopril per-IN-does-pril ] Drug class: Angiotensin Converting Enzyme-Inhibitors

What is Aceon?

Aceon is one of the ACE inhibitors. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme. Aceon is a medication used in treating hypertension (hypertension) as well as to help prevent heart attacks for those suffering from coronary arterial disease. Aceon could also be used to treat conditions that are not mentioned in this guide.


Don't Aceon use if you're expecting. If you are pregnant, stop taking the medicine and notify your doctor immediately. It is not recommended to use perindopril if you've ever experienced angioedema. Do not use Aceon for more than 36 hours before or after taking a medicine that has sacubitril (such as Entresto). If you suffer from diabetes don't take this medication along with any medicine that includes the ingredient aliskiren (a blood pressure medication).

Before You Take This Drug

Aceon should not be used if you are allergic to perindopril. If you are suffering from angioedema hereditary you have recently taken the heart medication sacubitril.

You are allergic to other ACE inhibitors, like benazepril or captopril fosinopril, lisinopril moexipril, or trandolapril.

Don't use Aceon in the first 36 hours before or after taking medication that has sacubitril (such as Entresto).

If you suffer from diabetes don't take Aceon in conjunction with any other medication that includes the ingredient aliskiren (a blood pressure medication).

You might also have to stay clear of taking Aceon along with the aliskiren if you suffer from renal disease.

Inform your doctor if you have ever suffered from:

  • Kidney disease (or if you're on dialysis);

  • liver disease;

  • Diabetes

  • Connective tissue diseases like Marfan syndrome, Sjogren's syndrome, Lupus, scleroderma, or Rheumatoid arthritis.

Do not take this medication when you are pregnant, and inform your doctor right when you discover that you are pregnant. Perindopril can cause injuries or even death to an unborn child if you take the medication in the second or third trimester.

How to Take Aceon?

Use Aceon exactly as it is prescribed. Follow the directions on the prescription label and review all medication guides or instructions sheets. The doctor might alter your dosage.

Take plenty of fluids when you take Aceon.

Aceon can be taken Aceon either with or without food.

Your blood pressure is likely to be monitored regularly. The function of your liver or kidneys could also be examined.

Contact your physician if you are experiencing persistent nausea or diarrhea or are sweating more frequently than usual. It is possible to become dehydrated when taking perindopril. This could result in high blood pressure and electrolyte imbalances or kidney failure. If you are undergoing surgery, inform your surgeon beforehand that you're taking perindopril. If you're being treated to treat high blood pressure you should continue taking this medication even if you are feeling good. High blood pressure can have no signs. It could be necessary to take blood pressure medications throughout your life.

Detail On Dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Coronary Artery Disease:

Initial dosage: 4 mg taken daily, orally for 2 weeks. Then increase the dose to maintain it as tolerated.

Dosage for maintenance 8 mg taken orally, every day

Treatment for patients with stable coronary arterial disease to decrease the risk of death from cardiovascular causes as well as nonfatal myocardial infarction.

Usual Adult Dose for Hypertension:

Initial dosage: 4 mg orally every day, once

Maintenance dosage: 4-8 mg daily orally in 2 or 1 divided doses

Maximum dose: 16 mg/day

Comments: For patients being treated with diuretics, you should consider decreasing the dose of diuretics before beginning this medication.

Usual Geriatric Dose for Coronary Artery Disease:

More than 70 years:

Initial dose:

Week 1 2 mg of oral medication every day, once

Week 2. 4 mg taken orally daily, then increased to the maintenance dose according to tolerance.

Dosage for maintenance 8 mg taken orally, every day

Use: Treatment for patients suffering from stable coronary artery disease to decrease the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and non-fatal heart attack.

Usual Geriatric Dose for Hypertension:

Initial dose: 4 mg daily in one or 2 doses.

Comments on doses higher than 8 mg aren't extensive. use with care when administering monitoring of blood pressure and dose adjustment.

What Happens If I Miss a Dose?

Do not take the medicine for as long as you are able, but do not take any missed doses if you are close to the time of the next dose. Don't have two doses at one time.

What Happens If I Overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact for help at the Poison Helpline at 1-800-222-1222.

What Should be Avoided?

Do not get up too quickly from a lying or sitting posture, as you might be shaky. Make sure to get up slowly and steadily yourself to avoid falling. Avoid using salt substitutes or potassium supplements unless your doctor has instructed you to.

Aceon side effects

Mild Effects

Common Aceon side effects can include:

  • Dizziness;

  • Lower back pain

  • Cough.

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could be experienced. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on the effects. 

Adverse Side Effects

Take immediate medical attention If you exhibit symptoms warnings of an allergic reaction Aceon: hives or stomach pains; severe and breathing difficulties and swelling of your lips, tongue, throat, or face. You are more likely to experience reactions to an allergen if you are an African-American. chills, fever, and body aches. symptoms and sores on your throat and mouth;

Minimal or no urination

Swelling and rapid weight gain

High Potassium high potassium nausea and a slow or Abnormal pace of heart, weakening or loss of mobility;

Pale skin, no bleeding or bruising;

Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin).

Interaction with Other Drugs

This list isn't complete. Other medications can interact with perindopril. There are many possible interactions between drugs. are included here.