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Aceon is a prescription medicine used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and stable coronary artery disease (CAD). It contains perindopril erbumine, which is an ACE inhibitor. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme.
Aceon works by relaxing blood vessels, making it easier for the heart to pump blood around the body, and reducing the risk of heart attacks, stroke, and kidney problems. Aceon is available in tablet form and should only be taken under the guidance of a physician.
Use and Dosage
Aceon is available in tablet form to be taken orally, typically once or twice daily as directed by your doctor. To minimize the risk of side effects, your doctor may instruct you to start with a low dose and increase it gradually.
The recommended dosages of Aceon may vary depending on the medical condition being treated and the patient's response to treatment. Generally, the recommended initial dose for patients with essential hypertension is 4 mg taken once a day, with the option to titrate up to a maximum of 16 mg per day. Elderly patients may have a lower initial daily dosage. As with any medication, the dosage should be determined and monitored by a healthcare provider.
Take Aceon tablets regularly at the same time(s) every day to achieve the best results. Even if you feel well, continue taking this medication. It may take several weeks before the full benefits are apparent. Notify your doctor if your condition does not improve or worsens, such as if your blood pressure readings remain high or increase.
Common Side Effects of Aceon (Perindopril Erbumine):
- Dry cough
Serious Side Effects of Aceon (Perindopril Erbumine):
- Abdominal pain
- Dark urine and
- Difficulty breathing
- Loss of appetite
- Severe dizziness
- Slow or irregular heartbeat
- Swelling of your face lips tongue or throat
- Yellowing of eyes or skin (jaundice)
Forms and Strength
Aceon (Perindopril Erbumine) is available in the following forms and strength:
- 2 mg
- 4 mg
- 8 mg
Perindopril Erbumine: Tablet
- 2 mg
- 4 mg
- 8 mg
- Do not take Aceon if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.
- Aceon should not be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding, as it may harm the unborn baby or the nursing infant.
- Aceon can cause potentially serious side effects, such as low blood pressure, kidney problems, and allergic reactions. These side effects should be reported to your doctor as soon as possible.
- Aceon can interact with other medications, such as diuretics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and potassium supplements, which can increase the risk of side effects.
- Aceon should be taken exactly as directed by your doctor, as missing doses or taking too much can lead to serious complications.
- Aceon may cause dizziness or lightheadedness, especially during the first few days of treatment. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Aceon affects you.
- Aceon may cause increased sensitivity to the sun, making you more prone to sunburn and skin damage. Use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors.
- Aceon can also cause dry cough, which may persist even after stopping the medication. This side effect should also be reported to your doctor.
- Aceon may not be appropriate for all patients with a history of heart failure, kidney problems, liver problems, or diabetes, and may require dose adjustments or close monitoring.
- Aceon can cause an increase in blood potassium levels, which can be dangerous for patients with kidney problems or taking potassium supplements.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long does it take for Aceon to start working?
Aceon may take several weeks to reach its full effect in lowering blood pressure. Follow your doctor's instructions and keep taking Aceon as prescribed, even if you start feeling better.
Can I stop taking Aceon all at once?
No, do not stop taking Aceon suddenly, as this can cause a rapid increase in blood pressure. Talk to your healthcare provider about how to safely taper off the medication if you need to stop taking it.
Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery while taking Aceon?
Aceon can cause dizziness or lightheadedness, especially during the first few days of treatment. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Aceon affects you.
It's important to purchase Aceon from verified Canadian pharmacy.