Aceon (Perindopril) is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Perindopril is in a class of medications called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It makes blood flow more smoothly by preventing the production of certain natural chemicals that tighten the blood vessels. High blood pressure is a common condition and when not treated, can cause damage to the brain, heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and other parts of the body. Damage to these organs may cause heart disease, a heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, loss of vision, and other problems. In addition to taking medication, making lifestyle changes will also help to control your blood pressure. These changes include eating a diet that is low in fat and salt, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising at least 30 minutes most days, not smoking, and using alcohol in moderation. Perindopril (Generic) is available in addition to the brand name.
Take Aceon exactly as directed. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose.
Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away. Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
Perindopril may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.
Why is Aceon prescribed?
Aceon is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and as a preventative measure against heart attacks in people with coronary artery disease.
Do I need to inform anyone that I am taking Aceon?
If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using perindopril.
What if I miss a dose of Aceon?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
How and where should I store this medication?
Store Aceon at room temperature away from moisture and heat.