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Perindopril

Perindopril (Aceon) is a moderately priced drug used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions. Generic perindopril is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. Compare ACE inhibitors.
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Aceon Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Check your blood pressure as directed. Ask your doctor or health care professional what your blood pressure should be and when you should contact him or her. Call your doctor or health care professional if you notice an irregular or fast heart beat.

Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information.

Check with your doctor or health care professional if you get an attack of severe diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, or if you sweat a lot. The loss of too much body fluid can make it dangerous for you to take this medicine.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this drug affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol can make you more drowsy and dizzy. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Avoid salt substitutes unless you are told otherwise by your doctor or health care professional.

Do not treat yourself for coughs, colds, or pain while you are taking this medicine without asking your doctor or health care professional for advice. Some ingredients may increase your blood pressure

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Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Body aches or pain

chills

cough

difficulty breathing

ear congestion

fever

headache

loss of voice

nasal congestion

runny nose

sneezing

sore throat

unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

Abdominal or stomach pain

bladder pain

bloody or cloudy urine

change in hearing

chest pain

cold or flu-like symptoms

congestion

difficult, burning, or painful urination

dryness of the throat

earache or pain in the ear

ear drainage

frequent urge to urinate

hoarseness

lower back or side pain

swelling

tender, swollen glands in the neck

trouble with swallowing

voice changes

vomiting

Rare

Blurred vision

confusion

decreased urination

dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position

dry mouth

irregular heartbeat

muscle cramps or pain

numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the hands or feet

rapid breathing

seizures

sunken eyes

sweating

thirst

trembling

weakness and heaviness of the legs

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Back pain

lack or loss of strength

pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones

tightness of the chest

Less common

Belching

bloated

burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

diarrhea

difficulty moving

discouragement

excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines

feeling sad or empty

full feeling

hearing loss

injury

irritability

lack of appetite

leg pain

loss of interest or pleasure

muscle aching, stiffness, tension, or tightness

nausea

neck pain

nervousness

pain, swelling, or redness in the joints

passing gas

rash

sleepiness or unusual drowsiness

stomach discomfort or upset

swollen joints

trouble concentrating

trouble sleeping

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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