Aceon (Perindopril) Product Information
Aceon is a high blood pressure medicine and classified as an ACE inhibitor. It can be used to treat coronary artery disease, as it can help reduce the risk of a heart attack. This medication can also prevent strokes and kidney problems by lowering high blood pressure.
What is Aceon used for?
Aceon is an ACE inhibitor (angiotensin converting enzyme) and is used to try and bring down high blood pressure, and also ensure that people already suffering from coronary heart disease do not suffer a heart attack. When taken it can help stop strokes and kidney disease. As with other drugs of the same type, it loosens the blood vessels, meaning that there is plenty of room for blood to flow through them.
The dosage will be determined by the condition. An example is when it is used for patients suffering from hypertension. At the beginning the dose will be 4mg once a day, but this is subject to change. If it is felt that it is needed, this can be raised to 16 mg a day. Once the condition is under control, it tends to be between 4 mg and 8 mg each day and it can be taken as either 1 or 2 doses.
When the patient is elderly, it will be 4 mg a day, and again this can be split between 2 doses or just taken as 1. If there is a reason to raise this to 8 mg or above, then there should be careful monitoring. If a diuretic is being used, this should be reduced as much as possible before Aceon is prescribed.
For patient’s with renal impairment then just 2 mg a day is recommended, and in some cases, it will not be prescribed at all. A decision will be made to determine if the benefits gained from taking it outweigh the risks it can present.
You may not notice any side effects as a result of perindopril that is in Aceon at all, but if you do, you could need medical attention. Arrange to see your doctor right away if any of the following symptoms occur:
- You suffer from aches and pains
- There are the symptoms of a cold – chills or fever, sneezing and a cough
- Blocked ears and a headache
- Breathing problems including a runny nose or nasal congestion
Inform your doctor if you have tried perindopril in other medications and have been allergic to it. Other conditions that will prevent you from using it will be:
- You know that you have hereditary angioedema
- You have recently been treated with sacubitril – there should be a minimum of 36 hours left before taking one if you have taken the other
- You know you react badly when taking ACE inhibitors such as captopril or moexipril as a result of being treated with them in the past.
- You have diabetes
- You have kidney disease
If you are pregnant then you should avoid Aceon. It can damage the unborn child and if it is taken during the second or final trimester, it can prove fatal. Breast feeding should also be avoided as there is the risk that the baby can be affected via breast milk.