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Can I take Aceon if I have scleroderma?

The high blood pressure medication Aceon (perindopril) is sometimes prescribed to prevent kidney failure in people with scleroderma, an autoimmune disease that affects the skin and other organs, causing fingers and toes to turn blue or white in response to temperature changes, skin to become hard or thick and joints to become painful, among other symptoms. People with scleroderma who take Aceon are at added risk of developing a condition called leukopenia, in which the body doesn't produce enough white blood cells, increasing vulnerability to infection. Let your doctor know if you develop any symptoms of infection (fever, body aches, sore throat and chills) while taking Aceon.

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