Aceon is a drug which doctors may select for treating hypertension. It belongs to the group of angiotensin converting enzymes. Another use for Aceon is to help prevent a second heart attack in people that have coronary heart disease. Aceon works in the body to prevent the angiotensin 1 hormone from converting itself into angiotensin II which is a potent blood vessel constrictor. Aceon may be the only drug you take in order to treat high blood pressure, or it may be combined with another drug depending upon your individual condition.
Aceon must be prescribed carefully for some people, or maybe not at all depending on other medical conditions a person may have. Your doctor should know your entire history before prescribing this drug at all. If you have kidney disease, diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, or any connective tissue disorders such as Lupus, then taking Aceon may not be for you unless your doctor can prove it is safe by special tests.
Women that are pregnant or nursing should not take Aceon at any time. Aceon is capable of causing birth injury to the unborn baby, so therefore you should let your doctor know if you are currently pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant. Tell your doctor if you are nursing before you take Aceon since the medication may pass on into the breast milk.
You need to take Aceon just as it is recommended on the prescription label. The average dose is from 10 to 80 milligrams daily. Elderly people may require a dosage adjustment. Aceon should be taken on an empty stomach and at the same times each day. The monitoring of blood pressure is most important while you are taking Aceon. One of the effects that this medication may cause is an increase of potassium levels in the blood. Therefore, bloodwork should be done every couple months to check those levels. It is also important that you drink sufficient liquids while on this medicine. Your doctor should instruct you as to how much liquid you need to drink daily.
In rare cases, Aceon may cause an allergic reaction. If while taking Aceon you have hives, facial and tongue swelling, and trouble breathing, then you need to seek immediate emergency help. Aceon may cause other serious side effects in some people. Some people may experience pallor to the skin, feeling faint, bruising easily, weight gain, angina, jaundice, possible fevers, chills, and a general feeling of unwellness. Other effects reported have been common cold symptoms, itchy skin, headaches, and vertigo. You should let your doctor know of any side effects you have while on Aceon.
The Pill Book 9th Edition Revised