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Generic Name: Perindopril erbumine
ACEON® Tablets is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor indicated for the treatment of essential hypertension. It offers continuous 24-hour blood pressure control with once-daily dosing for hypertensive patients.
- The usual starting dosage is 4 milligrams daily, taken as a single dose or divided into two smaller doses. Your doctor may increase the dosage until your blood pressure is under control, up to a maximum of 16 milligrams per day. A dose of 4 to 8 milligrams a day is usually sufficient.
- Take each dose with a full glass of water.
- Aceon can be taken with or without food.
- Do not stop taking Aceon without first talking to your doctor. If you stop taking this medication suddenly, your condition could become worse.
Uses of Aceon
- This medication is used to treat high blood pressure.
- This drug may also be used for heart failure or to help protect the kidneys in diabetes.
Side Effects of Aceon
More common side effects may include:
- Cough, dizziness, headache, leg pain, light-headedness, nasal inflammation, sore throat, upper respiratory infection, weakness
- Angioedema (swelling of the face, lips, tongue, throat, arms, or legs, and difficulty swallowing), arm pain, fever.
Warnings and precautions before taking Aceon:
- If you develop signs of an allergic reaction (swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat; swollen arms and legs; difficulty swallowing or breathing) stop taking Aceon and contact your doctor immediately. You may need emergency treatment.
- Aceon occasionally makes people dizzy, light-headed or faint, especially during the first few days of therapy. If these symptoms occur, contact your doctor. Do not drive, operate dangerous machinery, or participate in any hazardous activity that requires full mental alertness until you know how Aceon affects you. If you actually faint, stop taking the drug and call your doctor immediately.
- This drug can cause serious fetal harm (sometimes death) if used during the last six months of pregnancy. If pregnancy occurs, stop using this drug and immediately contact your physician.
Drug Interaction :- If Aceon is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Aceon with the following:
- Cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune)
- Diuretics such as Aldactone, Diuril, Dyazide, Lasix, and Moduretic
- Indomethacin (Indocin)
- Potassium supplements such K-Lyte, K-Tab, and Slow-K
- Lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid, Lithonate)
- Digoxin (Lanoxin)
- Gentamicin (Garamycin)
- The most likely warning signs of an Aceon overdose are symptoms of excessively low blood pressure, including dizziness and light-headedness. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
- Symptoms of overdose may include dizziness and weakness.