Aceon is prescribed to treat high blood pressure.
Aceon is prescribed in the treatment of high blood pressure. It can be taken alone or in combination with thiazide diuretics that help rid the body of excess water. Aceon belongs to a family of drugs called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It works by preventing a chemical in your blood called angiotensin I from converting into a more potent form that increases salt and water retention in your body. Aceon also improves the flow of blood through the circulatory system.
Aceon may also be prescribed for heart failure or to help protect the kidneys in diabetes.
The usual starting dosage is 4 mg daily, taken as a single dose or divided into two smaller doses. Your doctor may increase the dosage until your blood pressure is under control, up to a maximum of 16 mg per day. A dose of 4 to 8 mg a day is usually sufficient.
If you have been taking a diuretic, your doctor may tell you to stop taking it 2 or 3 days before you start taking Aceon. If you need to continue the diuretic without interruption, the doctor may start you on Aceon at a reduced dose of 2 to 4 mg daily, then gradually increase the dosage if necessary.
If your blood pressure is not adequately controlled with Aceon alone, the doctor may add a diuretic to your regimen.
Aceon has not been tested in people with severe kidney disease. If you have mild kidney problems, the usual starting dosage is 2 mg or less per day. The dosage may be increased gradually to not more than 8 mg per day.
Aceon has not been tested in children.
Higher doses (above 8 mg a day) are prescribed for older adults only with extra caution.
Aceon side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Upper Respiratory Infection;
- Sore Throat;
- Nasal Inflammation;
- Leg Pain;
- Unusual Weakness;
- Dry Cough;
- Back Pain Or Diarrhea;
If these persist or worsen, notify your doctor.
Very unlikely but report immediately:
- Chest Pain;
- One-Sided Arm Or Leg Weakness;
- Persistent Sore Throat;
- Tingling Of The Hands Or Feet;
- Unusual Change In Amount Of Urine;
- Unusual Muscle Weakness Or Cramps;
- Vision Changes;
This drug may rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) liver problems.
If you notice any of the following highly unlikely but very serious side
effects, seek immediate medical attention:
- Dark Urine;
- Persistent Fatigue;
- Persistent Nausea;
- Stomach/Abdominal Pain;
- Yellowing Of The Eyes Or Skin;
In the unlikely event you have a serious allergic reaction to this drug,
seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include:
- Severe Dizziness;
- Trouble Breathing;