Advertisement

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.

Continue Learning about ACE Inhibitor

What effects do ARBs and ACE inhibitors have on the aging process?
Mark C. Houston, MDMark C. Houston, MD
Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are used...
More Answers
What are ACE inhibitor drugs for coronary artery disease management?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
ACE inhibitors relax blood vessels by reducing the level of angiotensin II, a hormone that makes blo...
More Answers
What are ACE inhibitor drugs for heart failure management?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are recommended for all people with systolic heart fa...
More Answers
How effective are ACE inhibitors for managing diabetes?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
People with diabetes should have a blood pressure goal of 140/90 or less. ARBs (angiotensin receptor...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.