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Aceon Plus is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure. It contains two active ingredients, perindopril erbumine and indapamide. Aceon Plus works by relaxing and widening blood vessels, which helps to lower blood pressure.
Perindopril erbumine is an ACE inhibitor, which helps to relax blood vessels and lowers blood pressure, while Indapamide is a diuretic, which helps to reduce excess fluid in the body and lower blood pressure.
Use and Dosage
Aceon Plus should be taken exactly as directed by your healthcare provider, usually once a day. It is typically taken once a day with a full glass of water, with or without food. The tablet should be swallowed whole with a full glass of water, with or without food, as directed by your healthcare provider. Chewing the tablet may cause the medication to be released too quickly, which can increase the risk of side effects.
The recommended dosage of Aceon Plus tablet may vary depending on the patient's medical condition and response to treatment. For patients with essential hypertension, the recommended initial daily dosage is 4 mg perindopril erbumine and 1.25 mg indapamide. However, the actual dosage may be adjusted by your healthcare provider based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
Take Aceon Plus regularly to get the maximum benefit from the medication. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember, but do not take two doses at once to make up for the missed dose. If you have any questions or concerns about taking Aceon Plus, be sure to speak with your healthcare provider.
Common Side Effects of Aceon Plus (Perindopril/indapamide):
- Stomach upset
- Body aches or pain
Serious Side Effects of Aceon Plus (Perindopril/indapamide):
- Allergic reactions (including swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat; difficulty breathing; or hives)
- Chest pain or tightness
- Dehydration (signs may include decreased urination, dry mouth, increased thirst, or weakness)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension) which can cause dizziness, fainting, or lightheadedness
- Electrolyte imbalance (such as low levels of potassium or sodium in the blood)
- Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
- Kidney problems (including decreased kidney function or kidney failure)
- Liver problems (including hepatitis or liver failure)
- Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
Forms and Strength
Aceon Plus (Perindopril/indapamide) is available in the following forms and strength:
Aceon Plus: Tablet
- Perindopril can cause fetal toxicity. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of ACE inhibitors as soon as possible.
- Inform the doctor if you have liver or kidney problems, diabetes, or gout before taking Aceon Plus.
- There is a possibility that Aceon Plus may not be suitable for the elderly as it may have limited usefulness for them.
- Aceon Plus may interact with other medications, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), lithium, potassium supplements, and some diuretics, which may increase the risk of side effects.
- The typical daily dose in adults is 4 to 8 mg. The dosage of Aceon Plus should be adjusted based on individual patient needs.
- Aceon Plus may cause low blood pressure, especially when first starting the medication or increasing the dosage. Symptoms of low blood pressure may include dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting.
- Aceon Plus may cause electrolyte imbalances, particularly low levels of sodium or potassium in the blood. It can cause a range of symptoms, such as muscle weakness, cramps, and irregular heartbeats.
- Individuals with certain medical conditions, such as narrow-angle glaucoma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), may experience worsened symptoms when taking Aceon Plus.
- Patients who have a history of angioedema or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat should use Aceon Plus with caution, as these side effects have been reported with the use of ACE inhibitors.
- Patients who have a history of liver disease or who are taking other drugs that may affect the liver should have their liver function monitored while taking Aceon Plus.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can Aceon Plus be used during pregnancy?
No, do not use Aceon Plus during pregnancy as it can cause fetal toxicity. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of ACE inhibitors as soon as possible.
Is Aceon Plus safe for elderly patients?
Aceon Plus may have limited usefulness for elderly patients and may not be suitable for all. Consult your doctor about your individual circumstances.
Is Aceon Plus available without a prescription?
No, Aceon Plus is a prescription medication and is not available over the counter.
It's important to purchase Aceon Plus from verified Canadian pharmacy.