Aceon belongs to a class of drugs known as ACE inhibitors. It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This medication is also used to prevent heart attacks in patients with a certain type of heart disease (stable coronary artery disease). This medication may also be used to treat congestive heart failure and to help protect the kidneys from damage due to diabetes.
Take Aceon exactly as prescribed by your doctor. The recommended starting dosage for most people with high blood pressure (hypertension) is 4 mg once daily. The normal daily dose is 4 mg to 8 mg, either as a single dose or divided into two smaller doses (2 mg to 4 mg twice daily). If you have kidney disease or kidney failure, or if you are over the age of 65, your doctor may start you on a lower dose. The maximum recommended daily dose is 16 mg. Take it at the same time each day.
Before taking Aceon you should talk with your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes, connective tissue disease (Marfan syndrome, Sjogren's syndrome, lupus, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis), diabetes, any allergies. This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive or perform tasks that require alertness. Limit alcoholic beverages. Alcohol can lower your blood pressure and may increase some of the side effects. To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. The elderly may be more sensitive to the effects of this drug.
Do not use Aceon if you are allergic to perindopril or to any other ACE inhibitor, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have angioedema related to previous ACE inhibitor treatment, hereditary or idiopathic angioedema.
Possible side effect
Get emergency medical help if you have feeling lightheaded, fainting, chest pain, tired feeling, urinating more or less than usual, muscle weakness, fever, stuffy nose, chills, swelling, rapid weight gain, body aches, muscle or joint pain, uneven heartbeats, flu symptoms, pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice), diarrhea, upset stomach, sleep problems (insomnia), drowsiness. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially: lithium, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (celecoxib, ibuprofen, indomethacin), potassium-sparing diuretics (amiloride, spironolactone, triamterene), salt substitutes, potassium supplements, drospirenone, gentamicin. Interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. Skip the missed dose if it is time for your next scheduled dose. Don't take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
If you think you have overdosed the medicine seek emergency medical help at once. The overdose symptoms are severe dizziness, weakness, fainting.
Store the medicine at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store the drugs in the bathroom. Keep all drugs away from reach of children and pets.
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