Generic name: Perindopril Erbumine
Brand names: Aceon, Perindopril
Uses For Aceon:
This medicament is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. This remedy may also be prescribed to treat heart failure or to help protect the kidneys in diabetes.
Your doctor may prescribe this remedy for other purposes. Contact your physician if you need to learn more information about this drug.
Don’t stop treatment with Aceon earlier than it was prescribed by your doctor even if you notice improvements of your condition. Stopping the medication too early may worsen your condition. Be careful about doing dangerous tasks, driving, operating machinery or climbing until you are aware how this drug affects you. Don’t drink alcohol. Always contact a medic before giving Aceon to a child.
What do I have to report to my medics before I take this drug?
- liver or kidney problems
- blood vessel or heart diseases
- history of angioedema
- allergy to Aceon, other preservatives, foods, medicines or dyes
- pregnancy, breast-feeding or trying to get pregnant
How do I take this medicine?
Note: This remedy was prescribed to you only. Don’t share this medicament with others. Follow strictly your doctor’s recommendations. Don’t take more or longer than your doctor recommended.
This medicament is taken orally on an empty stomach. Take it at the same time each day. This remedy is generally taken once or twice daily. Dosagemay vary depending on the person and condition. Take the doses on the rigid schedule. Your medic will advise you how much medicine you need to take. If your physician recommends you stopping the treatment, the doses will be slowly reduced in the course of time to avoid any side effects.
Taking any medicine in large doses you can have serious consequences for your health. If you feel an overdose, contact your health care professional instantly.
In large doses, this remedy may cause the following conditions: weakness and dizziness.
What should be done if I missed the dose?
In case you forgot to take the dose, take it at your earliest opportunity. Never double your dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Take only one dose at once.
What may this medicament interact with?
- NSAIDs (aspirin-like drugs)
- potassium supplements or salt substitutes containing potassium
- anesthetics for surgery
- high blood pressure medication
- “stimulant” drugs that may increase your heart rate such as decongestants or caffeine
- narcotic pain relievers
- potassium-sparing “water pills” (e.g., amiloride) and other “water pills”/diuretics
- trimethoprim-containing medications (e.g., sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim)
This list of interactions may be not complete. Provide your medical practitioners entire list of medicines, herbs, dietary supplements or non-prescription drugs you take. Moreover tell them whether you drink alcohol, use illegal drugs or smoke. Particular items may interact with your drug.
Contact your physician immediately if you notice any of the following
Serious side effects:
- allergy: difficulty breathing, skin rash, hives, swelling of the face, lips or tongue, itching
- unusual muscle weakness or cramps
- chest pain
- one-sided arm or leg weakness
- vision changes
- tingling of the feet and hands
- persistent sore throat
- fainting, dizziness, persistent nausea, persistent fatigue
- unusual change in amount of urine, dark urine
- yellowing of the eyes or skin
- stomach/abdominal pain
Less serious side effects:
- vomiting, nausea
- unusual weakness
- dizziness, fatigue
- dry cough
- back pain
This list of side effects may be not complete, others may occur. Inform your medical practitioners about all side effects you experience.
Visit your doctor regularly to check your progress. You will need to check your pulse rate and blood pressure often. Ask your physician what your pulse rate and blood pressure should be and in which cases you should contact him.
Inform your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication before having surgery. Be attentive, elderly people may be more sensitive to its effects.
Ask your physician before using salt substitutes or low salt products. You may get dizzy or drowsy. Avoid standing up or sitting quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of fainting or dizzy spells.
Aceon should be stored at room temperature, between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F), in a tightly closed container. Protect from moisture, direct heat, and light. Do not store in the bathroom or near a sink. Keep Aceon out of the reach of children and away from animals.
Warning: Before taking the drug you need to consult your doctor. The information contained in this article is not intended to cover all possible precautions, drug interactions, adverse effects, directions, uses, allergic reactions or warnings.