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Aceon Medication - Uses & Side Effects

perindopril
Pronunciation: per IN doe pril
Brand: Aceon

Aceon is in a group of drugs known as ACE inhibitors. It stands for angiotensin converting enzyme. PERINDOPRIL (Aceon®) is a medication which is used to treat blood pressure and it lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels. Because high blood pressure levels can damage your kidneys, and may also lead to a stroke or heart failure.

Aceon Dosage

  • The usual starting dosage is 4 milligrams daily and you can take it as a single dose or divided into two smaller doses. Your doctor may also increase the dosage until your blood pressure is under control, up to a maximum of 16 milligrams per day.
  • Higher doses include 8 milligrams a day are prescribed for older adults only with extra caution.

Uses of Aceon

  • Aceon is used to treat high blood pressure.
  • This drug may also be used for heart failure or to help protect the kidneys in diabetes.

Side Effects of Aceon

Before taken Aceon medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Aceon. Side effects may include:

  • Cough
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Leg pain
  • Light-headedness
  • Nasal inflammation
  • Sore throat
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Weakness

Warnings and precautions before taking Aceon

  • Before using this drug, you should tell your doctor your medical history, including allergies, kidney problems, liver problems, heart or blood vessel diseases, history of angioedema, diabetes.
  • You should also contact your doctor if you develop abdominal pain with or without nausea and vomiting. ACE inhibitors such as Aceon have been known to cause intestinal swelling.
  • After taken this medicine, you may feel some dizzy, so do not operate any machine or do not drive that requiring full mental alertness.
  • Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.
  • Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Aceon with certain other drugs, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of medicine. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Aceon with the following:

  • Cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune)
  • Diuretics such as Aldactone, Diuril, Dyazide, Lasix, and Moduretic
  • Indomethacin (Indocin)
  • Potassium supplements such K-Lyte, K-Tab, and Slow-K
  • Lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid, Lithonate)
  • Digoxin (Lanoxin)
  • Gentamicin (Garamycin)
Overdose

After taken Aceon if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Aceon overdose may include:

  • Dizziness
  • Light-headedness


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