The Perindopril is used in the treatment of high blood pressure , alone or in combination with other drugs.
How does Perindopril work?
Perindopril facilitates blood flow , since it prevents the formation of molecules that restrict blood flows, therefore it belongs to the class of ACE inhibitor remedies .
How is Perindopril taken?
Perindopril is usually taken orally , in the form of tablets to be swallowed, once or twice a day. The prescription provides for a low initial dose, which can then be increased by the doctor if necessary.
Side effects of Perindopril
Potential side effects of peridopril include:
The doctor should be contacted immediately when taking Perindopril gives rise to one of the following symptoms:
- swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips , eyes, hands, feet, ankles or calves
- breathing difficulties
- difficulty swallowing
- feeling light-headed
- fever, sore throat, chills and other signs of an infection
- fast or irregular heart beat
Contraindications and warnings on the use of Perindopril
Before starting treatment with Perindropil, you must inform your doctor:
- any allergies to the active substance, its excipients or other drugs, in particular to Benazepril, Captopril, Enalapril, Fosinopril, Lisinopril, Moexipril, Quinapril, Ramipril or Trandolapril;
- if you have diabetes and are taking Aliskiren ;
- of medicines, phytotherapy and supplements taken, remembering to mention in particular Cyclosporine, diuretics, Heparin, Indomethacin, Lithium and Potassium Supplements;
- if you intend to take salt substitutes containing potassium;
- if you are on dialysis ;
- if you have ever had a heart attack ;
- if in the past you have suffered or still suffer from systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, diabetes, swelling of the face, throat, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles or calves, kidney disease or liver disease;
- if you are pregnant or breastfeeding