Drug Class: What is Aceon and why is Aceon prescribed?
Drug Mechanism: How does Aceon work?
Dosage: How should you take Aceon?
Possible food and drug interactions with Aceon
Special Information on Aceon
Possible Aceon Side effects
|Drug Class: What is Aceon and why is Aceon prescribed?|
Aceon is in a class of drugs called angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors).
Aceon is a medication which lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels; it is not a cure. High blood pressure levels can damage your kidneys, and may lead to a stroke or heart failure.
Aceon can be taken alone or in combination with thiazide diuretics that help the body get rid of excess water.Aceon may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
|Drug Mechanism: How does Aceon work?|
Aceon belongs to a group of medicines called ACE inhibitors, which block the action of a chemical in the body called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE). Normally ACE produces another chemical, angiotensin. Thus Aceon reduces the amount of angiotensin in the blood.
Angiotensin has two actions. Firstly it acts on blood vessels to make them narrow and secondly it acts on the kidney to produce less urine.
As Aceon stops the production of angiotensin, these actions are reversed. Therefore more urine is produced
|Dosage: How should you take Aceon?|
Aceon can be taken with or without food.
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
|Possible food and drug interactions with Aceon|
The blood pressure lowering effect of Aceon is increased by:-
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (e.g. ibuprofen) reduce the effect of Aceon on lowering blood pressure and may increase the risk of kidney damage.
When given with lithium, the levels of lithium in the blood may be increased.
If given with the immunosuppressant, e.g. cyclosporine, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), potassium retaining water tablet (diuretics) or
|Special Information on Aceon|
Most Important Fact about Aceon
Aceon should be taken regularly to be effective. Blood pressure declines gradually and so it may take several weeks before you get the full benefit of the drug. You must continue taking Aceon even if you are feeling well. Aceon does not cure blood pressure; it merely keeps it under control.
Aceon precautions if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
|Possible Aceon Side effects|
More common side effects of Aceon may include:
Less common side effects of Aceon may include:
Rare side effects of Aceon may include:
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