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Aceon is an oral tablet usually light pink or white in color used to treat people with hypertension and to reduce the risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction (like a heart attack) or cardiovascular mortality (death from a heart attack or other cerebrovascular accidents) on patients with coronary artery disease. It is often also prescribed after a heart attack occurs to help with recovery. Aceon is the brand name for Perindopril and can be bought generically as Perindopril (which is internationally known as Coversyl)

Aceon may be used in combination with thiazide diuretics, other antihypertensives or by itself. Aceon is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor and is available in 2MG, 4MG, and 8MG.  The generic alternative, Perindopril is only available in 2MG and 4MG. Angiotensin converting enzymes (ACE) lower blood pressure and decrease the chance of heart attacks. It elevates blood pressure by narrowing the arteries and relaxing the blood vessels, this happens once ACE creates and releases a hormone called Angiotensin. These hormones are what contracts the muscles in the arteries, including your heart, which result in lower blood pressure and increased oxygen and blood flow.

Always follow directions given by your doctor. Do not chew tablet, swallow whole with water. This medication can be taken with or without food.

Recommended doses…

For people with hypertension:

Initial dose: 4MG once a day

Maintenance dose: 4MG – 8MG once a day OR two divided dosages

Max dose: 16MG once a day

For geriatric hypertension:

Initial dose: 4MG once a day OR two divided dosages

Max dose: 8MG once a day OR two divided dosages

For people with stable coronary artery disease (CAD)

Initial dose: 4MG once a day (for 2 weeks)

Maintenance dose: 8MG once a day

Max dose: 8MG once a day

For geriatric CAD:

Initial dose: 2MG once a day (for one week)

Maintenance dose: 4MG once a day (for second week)

Max dose: 8MG one a day

For people with heart failure:

Initial dose: 2MG once a day

Max dose: 8-16MG once a day or two divided dosages


Tell your doctor if you are allergic to ACE inhibitors or other drug allergies before taking Aceon.

Tell your doctor if you have liver disease, kidney disease, heart disease or failure, or any connective tissue diseases

This medication may cause dizziness and driving vehicles or operating machinery should be done with discretion.

This medication is not recommended for those pregnant, planning to be, or breastfeeding. It can harm your unborn baby and it is unknown if it travels into breast milk.

Do not use Aceon if;

  • You have hereditary angioedema
  • You take or recently taken sacubitril (heart medicine)
  • You have diabetes and take medication that contains aliskiren (blood pressure medicine)

Side Effects

Common Side Effects:

  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Feeling tired
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Back pain

Speak to your doctor if any of the following occur:

  • Little or no urination
  • Flu symptoms (like fever and chills)
  • Jaundice (yellowing of eyes and skin)
  • High potassium (nausea, loss of movement, slow or unusual heartbeat)


Is it safe for children?

It is unclear whether or not Aceon is effective and safe for children. Consult your doctor to find out if your child(ren) can be prescribed Aceon.

Where should I store this medication?

You should store this medicine in room temperature away from heat and moisture. Keep out of reach of small children and animals.

Is there anything else I should know while taking Aceon?

Aceon is available in a generic alternative which is sold as Aceon's main active ingredient, Perindopril. They are both manufactured the exact same way, only the generic is lower in price and may be different in appearance. We carry the generic alternative in 2MG and 4MG.

What other drugs will affect Aceon?

Other drugs that will affect Aceon include lithium, water pills (diuretics), gold injections (arthritis treatment), as well as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (some examples include but are not limited to; aspirin, ibuprofen and meloxicam).

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