Perindopril is an ACE inhibitor medication used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. This medicine helps to prevent cardiovascular problems by making it easier for the heart to pump blood around the body.
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What is Perindopril?
Perindopril tablets are used for treating high blood pressure (hypertension), heart failure and to reduce the risk of future cardiac events.
How does it work?
Perindopril tablets are an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor that works to relax and widen the blood vessels, which makes it easier for the blood to be pumped around the body.
Is Perindopril suitable for me?
If you have cardiovascular concerns, this medication may be prescribed for you. Consult with a doctor before use.
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All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.
- Severe dizziness or fainting due to low blood pressure,
- Swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue orthroat, difficulty in breathing (angioedema),
- Sudden wheeziness, chest pain, shortness of breath, or difficulty in breathing (bronchospasm).
Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.
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Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Perindopril.
For the treatment of high blood pressure:
- The usual starting and maintenance dose is 4 mg once daily. After one month, this can be increased to 8 mg once a day if required. 8 mg a day is the maximum recommended dose for high blood pressure. If you are 65 or older, the usual starting dose is 2 mg once a day. After a month this can be increased to 4 mg once a day and then if necessary to 8 mg once daily.
For the treatment of heart failure:
- The usual starting dose is 2 mg once daily. After two weeks, this can be increased to 4 mg once a day, which is the maximum recommended dose for heart failure.
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What foods should I avoid while taking Perindopril?
Do not use salt substitutes such as Lo-Salt. This is because they are high in potassium. When mixed with perindopril they may make the level of potassium in your blood too high.
There are no other foods or drinks you need to be careful with while taking perindopril.
Eating well can help, especially if you have high blood pressure or heart failure.
How long does Perindopril take to work?
Perindopril will begin to work within a few hours of taking it if you are using it to treat high blood pressure. However, it may not come into full effect for a month.
However, it is important to note that you may not have any symptoms before taking this medication, so you may not notice any differences.
What time of day is best to take Perindopril?
You should always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
It is preferable that you take this medication at the same time each day, in the morning, before a meal.
What are the ingredients in Perindopril?
- Lactose anhydrous,
- Microcrystalline (E460),
- Silica colloidal anhydrous (E551),
- Magnesium stearate (E572).
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