Perindopril (Aceon)
What You Should Know

Brand Name: Aceon

What is Perindopril (Aceon)?

The Information about Perindopril (Aceon) contained herein is a compilation of materials available from and simplified for the average consumer.

perindopril aceonPerindopril also known by the brand name Aceon is an Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or (ACE) inhibitor.

ACE inhibitors prevent an enzyme in your body from producing angiotensin II, a substance in your body that affects your cardiovascular system by narrowing your blood vessels and releasing hormones that can raise your blood pressure.

This narrowing can cause high blood pressure and force your heart to work harder. ACE inhibitors help relax these blood vessels.

There are drug free alternatives to lowering your blood pressure that may be effective for you. Read about them here.

How to use Perindopril (Aceon)

  • taking pillTake Perindopril (Aceon) as prescribed on your medication bottle. Do not take more or less or for longer than recommended by your doctor.
  • Take Perindopril (Aceon) with a full glass of water and drink plenty of water throughout the day.
  • You may need regular blood pressure, kidney and liver tests at your doctors office.
  • You may need to briefly stop using Perindopril (Aceon) before having surgery, so discuss with your surgeon.
  • Perindopril (Aceon) should be stored at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
  • If you miss a dose of Perindopril (Aceon), take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, or heavy sweating can cause you to become dehydrated. This can lead to very low blood pressure, electrolyte disorders, or kidney failure while you are taking Perindopril (Aceon).

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Perindopril (Aceon).

What to know before using Perindopril (Aceon):

Discuss with your doctor if you are taking any of the below medications:

  • gold injections to treat arthritismedication
  • lithium
  • diuretics
  • NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)–ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and others
  • potassium supplements or salt substitutes containing potassium

There are other drugs that may interact with Perindopril (Aceon), including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

If any of the following conditions apply to you, discuss with your doctor before taking Perindopril (Aceon):

  • kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis)congestive heart failure
  • allergy to Perindopril (Aceon) or any other Ace Inhibitor
  • liver disease
  • heart disease
  • congestive heart failure
  • diabetes
  • connective tissue disease such as Marfan syndrome, Sjogren’s syndrome, lupus, scleroderma, or rheumatoid arthritis
  • pregnant
  • breast feeding
  • Diabetics and those with kidney disease should not use Perindopril (Aceon) together with any medication that contains aliskiren (Amturnide, Tekturna, Tekamlo, Valturna).

Side effects of Perindopril (Aceon):

Stop using Perindopril (Aceon) and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Blurred vision
  • confusion
  • decreased urination
  • dizziness, faintness, or light headed 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

Less serious side effects may include:

  • Back pain
  • lack or loss of strength
  • pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  • tightness of the chest
  • 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

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Perindopril (Aceon) Natural Alternatives:

tikvawithdrinkIf you are taking Perindopril (Aceon) or other Ace Inhibitor medications, the various ingredients  in Tikva have been proven through either clinical trials or other research to lower your blood pressure naturally by dilating (widening) the arteries. Tikva has several natural ingredients that help to widen the arteries, so they do not become too narrow.

Several of the ingredients in Tikva can also increase circulation, dissolve plaque that is already in the arteries and reduce new plaque from forming. In addition, there are ingredients in Tikva to help reduce stress that often increases blood pressure without all of the side effects.

Read more about the natural ingredients in Tikva on our research and ingredients page, by clicking here.

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The information provided on this page should not be used to decide whether or not to take Perindopril (Aceon) or any other medicine. Consult your doctor to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition.

This information about Perindopril (Aceon) is a brief summary and does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Perindopril (Aceon).

This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must speak with your doctor for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Perindopril (Aceon).