When should I call my doctor if I am taking Aceon?

There are a number of reasons you should call your doctor while you're taking the high blood pressure medication Aceon (perindopril). If you become pregnant, contact him or her immediately: Aceon has a black box warning about use during pregnancy because it can seriously harm, and even be fatal for, a developing fetus.

Taking Aceon can be dangerous if you're losing a lot of fluids, so let your doctor know if you sweat a lot or if you have an attack of severe diarrhea or vomiting. Also let your doctor know if you experience any of these uncommon but dangerous side effects:
  • swelling of any part of your face or head, hands or lower legs and feet
  • hoarseness
  • trouble swallowing or breathing
  • lightheadedness
  • fever, sore throat, chills
  • irregular or rapid heartbeat
Inform your doctor if any of the following more common side effects become severe:
  • dry cough
  • headache
  • weakness
  • dizziness
  • stomach or back pain
Call your doctor if you need or want to take a new medication (prescription or nonprescription) or dietary supplement, as certain drugs and other substances interact with Aceon.

Finally, get regular blood pressure checks and let your doctor know if your readings differ from what he or she says your blood pressure should be.

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